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5 People, Including 13-Year-Old Boy, Shot in Separate South Side Incidents

By DNAinfo Staff on October 7, 2013 4:53pm  | Updated on October 7, 2013 6:34pm

  A man in his 30s took a bullet to his head in the the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue in South Shore, police said.
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CHICAGO — Five people, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in separate daytime shootings on the South Side Monday, police said.

The boy was shot in his back about 3:15 p.m. in the 5500 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood, said Officer Daniel O'Brien, a police spokesman.

He was sent to Comer Children's Hospital, where he is in critical condition, fire officials said.

In other shootings:

• Also in Englewood, two men of unknown ages were shot about 5:40 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Peoria Street, O'Brien said.

One was shot in his stomach, another was grazed in his head. Both were sent to Stroger Hospital in "stable" condition.

• In West Englewood, a teenager was shot in his head and his leg about 5:20 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Winchester Avenue, O'Brien said. He was sent to Stroger and is in good condition.

• At 3:45 p.m., a man in his 30s took a bullet to his head in the the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue in South Shore, O'Brien said.

He was approached by two men on foot who ran north after the shooting.

The victim was sent to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.