Five people, including a 16-year-old boy, were shot in three separate attacks on the South and West Sides this afternoon, officials said.
Just after 6 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 1500 block of South Millard Avenue, and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, initially in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department's news office. The boy was being treated in good condition for a gunshot wound to the back, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss, who said he had no information on the circumstances of the shooting.
About 3 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the lower leg in the 3600 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien. No information on the circumstances were available from News Affairs as of 8 p.m.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition following the shooting, according to the Chicago Fire Department's news office.
The first shooting took place just before 2:30 p.m., in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood, according to the Fire Department.
Following the shooting, two people were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Fire Department. A third was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Fire Department.
A 32-year-old man shot in the chest and a 24-year-old man shot in the leg had their conditions stabilized at Stroger, O'Brien said. A 35-year-old man shot in the chest under his arm had his condition stabilized at Northwestern, O'Brien said.
The three men were on the street when a man began shooting at them from across the street, O'Brien said. The man fled east through a gangway, he said.
The gunman is described as a black man with a light complexion, in his mid-20s, standing about 5-foot-4 and weighing about 140 pounds, according to police. He wsa wear a grey t-shirt and dark pants.
Area detectives were investigating.
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