Boy, 15, critically injured in Back of the Yards neighborhood

A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, officials said.

The shooting happened at about 8:06 p.m. on the 4600 block of South Damen Avenue, according to according to Chicago Police Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.


The boy sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken in critical condition to Comer Children's Hospital, said

Chicago Fire Department

Chief Joseph Roccasalva.

A 19-year-old man was also shot Tuesday night in the

Heart of Chicago

neighborhood, police said.


He was shot in the 2200 block of South Oakley Avenue, near the intersection with Cermak Road, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition,

Chicago Police Department

News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

Earlier, at 4:31 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the groin, abdomen and thigh on the 2800 block of East 79th Street in the

South Shore

neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

The man was taken to

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

where his condition had stabilized.