(Chicago Tribune) A teenager was killed and two other teens were among three people wounded in city shootings on Monday, police said.
A 17-year-old boy accused of trying to steal a car in the North Austin neighborhood about 10 a.m. Monday was killed by the owner — an off-duty Chicago Fire Department lieutenant — who said he fired in self defense.
The shooting happened about 10 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, according to police.
The 45-year-old lieutenant left his car running and returned outside to find a 17-year-old attempting to steal the car, according to a news release from the city. The lieutenant fired his weapon toward the teen to “stop the offender from running him over with his vehicle.”
The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, and the lieutenant was taken to a hospital for observation.
The lieutenant has a valid concealed carry license and firearm owner identification card, authorities said.
In a separate shooting, a 17-year-old was critically wounded in the Bridgeport neighborhood about 11:50 p.m., police said. He was standing outside in the 3000 block of South Throop Street, less than half a mile away from the 9th District police station, when someone got out of a black minivan and fired at him. The teen was shot five times and transported in critical condition to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg, groin, stomach, back and buttock, police said.
Earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side just after 11:20 p.m., police said. The man was walking to his door in the 1300 block of South Eggleston Avenue when he heard shots and realized he was hit. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with four gunshot wounds to his legs and his his condition stabilized.
On the South Side, a 21-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in the Englewood neighborhood. Police said the victim was standing in the 7300 block of South Sangamon Street about 12:50 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered a graze wound to the leg and was taken to a hospital.
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