Bloody Chicago, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday across the City

Two teenagers wounded in separate shootings a block apart in Logan Square were among six people shot from Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday.

About 12:30 a.m. Thursday, police found a 17-year-old boy in an alley in the 2400 block of West Moffat Street. He had been shot in the head and the arm and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. He was being uncooperative with investigators, as were witnesses, police said, so the circumstances of the shooting were unknown.

Officers taped off the alley along with two vehicles that were parked on Campbell Avenue, just north of the Bloomingdale Trail.

At a nearby small grocery store, Jorge Valdovinos stayed inside the business after hearing five to six gunshots early Thursday. He later looked outside and saw officers swarming the neighborhood.

His family has owned the store for about 40 years, and it is located near where the two shootings took place. He said the shootings were unusual for the area.

“Before (the neighborhood) was ugly, but it’s more quiet now,” he said in Spanish.

Less than nine hours earlier and a block away, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg. That attack occurred about 3:45 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Cortland Street, and he was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

At 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was on the sidewalk in the 6700 block of West Archer Avenue when someone in a passing car fired a gunshot, police said. The man on the sidewalk was shot in the leg and went to Loyola University Medical Center. His condition was stabilized. Continue Reading

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