CHICAGO — A shooting in the Austin neighborhood fatally wounded a 17-year-old boy and injured five others, including a 14-year-old girl.
The teenage boy and group of females were standing on a corner in the 500 block of North Lavergne Avenue when several people emerged from an alley firing shots, police said. The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m., said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The boy was shot in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he later died, Greer said. He was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. He was identified as Donald Williams, of the 3000 block of West Dickens Avenue.
A 14-year-old girl, 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old woman were all taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. The 14-year-old was shot in her back, the 17-year-old in her buttocks and 19-year-old in her arm during the shooting, Greer said.
A 22-year-old woman was also taken to West Suburban Hospital in stable condition after she was struck with bullet fragments. A 19-year-old woman took herself to West Suburban Hospital after being shot in the arm, Greer said.
At least one of the females is possibly gang-affiliated and no one is in custody, authorities said. Area North detectives are investigating, Greer said.