5 Wounded in Shootings Monday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) A 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in front of a South Side home when shots were fired from a passing car Monday night, according to Chicago police.

The eighth-grader was attending a gathering in the 900 block of West 87th Street about 8:30 p.m. when he was shot in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Through a steady drizzle, anxious relatives rushed into the emergency room to see the boy, a triplet who attends Alex Haley Academy in the Roseland neighborhood.

Donovan Price, an anti-violence activist for Together Chicago, joined relatives in the emergency room and led them in prayer as the boy went into surgery. Price said early Tuesday that it appeared the boy will be OK.

No arrests have been made, police said.

The boy was among five people shot in the city Monday.

• A 27-year-old woman was grazed in the right hip around 11:50 p.m. in the 2400 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in Logan Square, police said. She was in a car when she heard shots and felt pain. She declined medical treatment.

• A 19-year-old man was shot about 7:05 p.m. in the 300 block of West Marquette Road in the Englewood neighborhood. He was listed in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

• A 46-year-old man was standing outside in the 7400 block of South Stewart Avenue about 5:10 p.m. when a light-colored car pulled up and someone inside fired, hitting him in the leg and foot, police said. The man took a private vehicle to St. Bernard Hospital and Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

• A 25-year-old man was shot in the arm around 10:40 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Hubbard Street, police said. He was taken in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

No one was in custody in any of the shootings.

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