Easter Shootings in Chicago Leave 6 wounded

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Three boys were among six people wounded in shootings since Sunday afternoon on the West and South sides, authorities said.

The most recent shooting happened at about 9:20 p.m. in Englewood, police said. A 16-year-old boy was in the 6700 block of South Sangamon Street when two males came out from an alley and shot him in the hand. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

At 4:45 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot at a stop sign in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago police spokesman. He was inside a vehicle in the 800 block of South Cicero Avenue when he stopped at a stop sign. Soon after, he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot in the thigh. He drove himself to St. Anthony Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, Quaid said.

Shortly after 3 p.m., two boys were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a Far South Side basketball court near 100th Street and Crandon Avenue in South Deering, Quaid said. A light-colored sedan pulled up and someone inside fired shots at a group playing basketball.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg. His family drove him to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, Quaid said. Another boy, 17, was shot in the back, authorities said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in serious condition. Continue Reading

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