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Three Killed, Four Others Wounded in Thursday Shootings

By Kyla Gardner | July 4, 2013 2:00pm | Updated on July 4, 2013 8:33pm
 Police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in Washington Park Thursday, authorities said.
Police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in Washington Park Thursday, authorities said.
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CHICAGO — Three men were shot dead in Chicago — one of them a teenager, shot by police — within about an hour Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Another four were wounded by gunfire, including a 7-year-old boy shot at a barbecue in a park.

A man was shot several times in his side about 1:30 p.m. in the 600 block of South Francisco Avenue in East Garfield Park, said Officer Daniel O'Brien, police spokesman.

The 21-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, and was pronounced dead there at 2:02 p.m., according to O'Brien and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

He was identified as Steve Mabins, of the 2000 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to the medical examiner's office.

Earlier, a man was fatally shot in his head in Grand Crossing, police said.

The man, 36, was shot several times about 12:19 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to police and the medical examiner's office.

Identified as Cheodis Young, he was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:56 p.m, according to investigators.

A 17-year-old boy, later identified as Christian Green, was killed in a police-involved shooting around 1 p.m. in Washington Park, officials said.

The identities of the other two men were being withheld pending notification of their families, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

In non-fatal shootings:

• A 7-year-old boy was in critical condition after being shot at a Fourth of July barbecue at 7:25 p.m. in Chatham.

• About 4:08 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and hip in the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in North Lawndale, said Officer Veejay Zala, police spokesman. The man was taken to Mount Sinai. His condition was an unknown.

• Two men, both 20, were shot about 3:42 p.m. in East Garfield Park. One man was hit in his thigh, and the other was hit in his shoulder in the 500 block of North Lawndale Avenue, Zala said. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.