Police are searching for the gunman who opened fire from a car and shot a 14-year-old boy in the chest in the Austin neighborhood.
Paramedics were called to the 1500 block of North Leclaire Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Monday, according to Chicago Fire Chief Juan Hernandez. He was taken to
where his condition was stabilized, officials said.
A car near the boy was shot up but no one else was injured, police said.
In other shootings overnight:
• A 19-year-old man was shot around 5 p.m. near Central Park and Chicago avenues in the
neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The man heard shots, felt pain and realized he had been hit in the side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
• About 20 minutes earlier, two men were shot in the South Austin neighborhood while sitting in a car in the 5900 block of West Erie Street, police said.
A car passed by and shots were fired, hitting a 25-year-old man in the chest and both legs and a 20-year-old man in the neck and leg. The older man’s condition was stabilized and the younger was reported in critical condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.