CHICAGO — Four people were wounded in shootings overnight including a 12-year-old boy shot in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the far South side.
The shooting occurred about 8:45 p.m. Thursday, when the 12-year-old walked past two men in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue and heard gunshots. The boy felt pain in his left leg and realized he was shot. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
No one is in custody and detectives are investigating, Greer said.
Just after 1 a.m., two shootings occurred less than a half mile away from each other and minutes apart in the South Austin neighborhood, Greer said.
Around 1:10 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in his buttocks and leg while standing on a street corner in the 100 block of North Long Avenue in South Austin. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Greer said.
Around the same time, a 24-year-old man was standing outside in the 5200 block of West Monroe Street when he heard gunshots and felt a sharp pain in the left side of his face. A friend drove the man to Loretto Hospital before he was transferred to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Greer said.
There is no indication that the two shootings were related though the crimes happened in a very close proximity, police said.
Around 2:05 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in Englewood. The man was walking in the 5600 block of South Morgan when four men approached and tried to rob him, Greer said.
When the man refused to give them anything, a fight ensued and one of the robbers pulled out a gun and shot the man in his leg, Greer said.The robbers fled the scene empty handed and the 25-year-old was taken to Stroger in stable condition.
Earlier Thursday, three men were wound in separate shootings on the South and North sides.