Bloody Chicago, 4 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

Four people, including a 16-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning on the city’s South and West sides.

In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old man was shot in the left leg while he was standing in the 2700 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood, police said. About 12:35 a.m. Thursday, the shooter approached the man and opened fire. The 27-year-old man’s condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

In the Englewood neighborhood about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, a gunman in a vehicle fired rounds at two men, 24 and 21, who were inside another car in the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue. The 24-year-old man was shot in the chest and in the leg, and the younger man was shot in the back. Police initially reported the shooting as taking place in the 6500 block of South Stewart Avenue.

The 24-year-old got himself to Saint Bernard Hospital, which is close to the shooting scene, while the other victim was taken in serious to critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to police and the fire department. Paramedics had initially gone to the scene because of a report of a crash.

Earlier, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the South Chicago neighborhood the Southeast Side, police said. About 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, the boy was shot in the 8800 block of South Houston Avenue and then ran to 8829 S. Escanaba Ave., where an ambulance took him to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. His condition was stabilized at the hospital.

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