(Tribune) Two boys, 13 and 17, were shot Thursday night in Uptown on the North Side, among seven people hit by gunfire in Chicago over 12 hours, according to police.
The boys were in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road when two to three people walked up around 7:35 p.m. and shots were fired, police said. Both of them were hit in the leg.
The 13-year-old was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital and the 17-year-old was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital. Both were in serious condition.
In River North, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg and lower back about 2:30 a.m. in the 200 block of West Ontario Street. The man didn’t see where the shots were fired from and couldn’t describe the shooter, police said. He went to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where police said he was stable.
In Lawndale, an 18-year-old man was shot in the arm about 10:55 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Douglas Boulevard. He was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
In East Garfield Park, a 17-year-old boy was standing in the 3300 block of West Gladys Avenue around 2:20 p.m. when two people ran through an alley and opened fire. The boy was struck in the abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
In Homan Square, a 22-year-old man was walking down the street in the 700 block of South Homan Avenue when someone in a light-colored car fired shots around 2 p.m., police said.
He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.
In East Chatham, a 24-year-old man was shot around 11:50 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue. He was hit several times and was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. A neighbor said he heard 10 or 12 shots and it appeared the victim was in a car when he was shot. Police taped off the south end of Drexel just north of 83rd Street.
Also Thursday, a 23-year-old man shot himself in the knee about 11:30 p.m. while playing with a gun inside a home in the 6400 block of South Harvard Avenue in Englewood, police said. He went to St. Bernard, were he was in good condition, police said.
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