A 15-year-old boy was shot Monday night on the Near North Side and two others were shot on the West Side, according to Chicago police.
The teen was among two groups of males that got into an altercation about 9:53 p.m. on the 200 block of West Division Street in the Old Town neighborhood when someone fired a gun, hitting the boy in the arm.
Police couldn’t say if the altercation before the shooting was verbal or physical, but the boy made it to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on his own and is in good condition, police said.
About 90 minutes later, a 24-year-old man was shot in the arm on the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue in the South Austin neighbrohood and is in stable condition at West Suburban Hospital. He was sitting in a car when someone approached and started shooting as the man tried to drive away, police said.
About 7:25 p.m. in the 100 block of LaCrosse Avenue, also in South Austin, an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg. He's at West Suburban Hospital but police weren't sure of his condition.
The man was standing on the block when someone emerged from nearby bushes and approached him with a handgun, demanding money. The man took off running, heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. A relative drove him to the hospital and his injury isn't thought to be life-threatening, police said.
Nobody is in custody in connection with the shootings. North area detectives are investigating the West Side shootings and Central Area detectives are investigating the Near North Side shooting.
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