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Teen Wounded in Robbery Among Five People Shot Tuesday

By  Emily Morris and Erica Demarest | January 28, 2014 1:18pm | Updated on January 28, 2014 3:56pm

  At least five people were shot citywide Tuesday. File photo.
At least five people were shot citywide Tuesday. File photo.
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CHICAGO — At least five people were shot citywide Tuesday.

A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot during a robbery in Greater Grand Crossing about 9:30 p.m., said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

The teen was in an alley in the 6700 block of South Prairie Avenue when a gunman walked up from behind and tried to rob him, Greer said. The gunman began shooting, striking the teen in both of his legs.

The teen fell to the ground, and the gunman took cash from his pockets. The victim is listed in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.

Earlier, a man was shot at 1:30 p.m. in his abdomen while in the 11200 block of South Normal Avenue in Roseland, said Officer Daniel O'Brien, a police spokesman.

No additional information is available on that shooting.

In a shooting in West Garfield Park, a 36-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were in an alley when they were shot about 11:50 a.m., police said. The shooting happened in the 4100 block of West Wilcox Street.

The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in "stable" condition with bullet wounds in her head and foot, according to police.

The man was shot in his head and was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, cops said.

In Humboldt Park, a 19-year-old man was shot multiple times while in the 1000 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 7:55 a.m., O'Brien said.

The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he is in "stable" condition.