CHICAGO — Five people were wounded, one critically, in shootings across the city's South and West sides Wednesday evening, police said.
The most recent shooting happened just after 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in his stomach in the 1700 block of West 18th Street, according to Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.
Details surrounding the shooting were not available early Thursday morning, but Gaines said the teen was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
Police believe the shooting to be gang-related.
About 9:08 p.m., two more 17-year-old boys were hospitalized after a shooting in the city's Chatham neighborhood.
The teens were standing in the 8100 block of South Vernon Avenue when a shooter approached on foot and opened fire, Gaines said.
One teen was shot in his neck, and the other was shot in his back. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital where their conditions stabilized, Gaines said.
Another teen was wounded in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood.
A 15-year-old boy was standing in the 1700 block of North Menard Avenue when someone rode up on a bicycle and fired shots, Gaines said.
The boy was hit in his stomach and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition stabilized.
Earlier Wednesday, a 20-year-old man walked into St. Bernard Hospital after being shot in his leg.
The man was shot about 3:15 p.m. in the 5300 block of South Union Avenue, Gaines said. Further details were not available.
Five more people were wounded in shootings earlier Wednesday, police said.