CHICAGO — A teenage boy shot in the face was among two hurt in separate South Side shootings Monday morning, police said.
The 17-year-old was on the sidewalk near 63rd Street and South King Drive about 7:10 a.m. when someone walked up and shot him in his face, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman, citing preliminary information.
The shooter fled on foot, Estrada said.
The injured teen was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Estrada said.
The shooting happened near the border of the Greater Grand Crossing, Woodlawn and Washington Park neighborhoods.
About 10:50 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in his knee in the 1100 block of West 62nd Street in Englewood and taken to St. Bernard Hospital in unknown condition, Estrada said. The victim is a documented gang member, and the shooting might have been gang-related, police said.
No one was in custody for the shootings.