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Teen Killed, Three Others Wounded In Shootings

By Quinn Ford | June 13, 2013 7:16am
 Robert Allen, 19, was fatally shot in the city's Englewood neighborhood early Thursday morning.
Robert Allen, 19, was fatally shot in the city's Englewood neighborhood early Thursday morning.
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CHICAGO — A teenager was killed and three others were injured in shootings across the city's South Side since Wednesday evening.

Police said an 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:35 a.m. Thursday.

The teen was walking through a gangway in the 6400 block of South Normal Avenue when a shooter inside a passing light-colored sedan opened fire, according to Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.

The teen was hit in his stomach and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:22 a.m. He was identified as Robert Allen, of the 4600 block of South Normal Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

No one was in custody as of early Thursday morning, Alfaro said.

About 10 minutes after Allen was shot, a 41-year-old man was wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in Auburn Gresham.

The man was on the sidewalk in the 2000 block of West 79th Street when shots from a passing vehicle hit his left forearm, Alfaro said. The man was driven to Holy Cross Hospital where his condition stabilized.

About 1:40 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the 2300 block of West 78th Street. The man was also walking on the sidewalk when shots were fired from a light-colored van.

The man was struck in his lower left leg and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition also stabilized, Alfaro said.

Wednesday evening, a man driving a school bus was shot in the Washington Park neighborhood.

The 61-year-old man was driving an empty school bus in the 300 block of East 61st Street when he heard shots ring out, officials said. The man realized he had been hit in his right hand and was later taken to University of Chicago Hospital where he was listed in good condition, Alfaro said.