Updated: July 10, 2012 5:44AM
Eight people — including three teenagers — were wounded by gunfire in separate incidents Monday afternoon and evening on the South and Near West sides.
The shooting started about 3 p.m. when a 17-year-old boy was shot in the right leg in the 2400 block of East 75th Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The teen said he heard shots and felt pain and was otherwise uncooperative with police.
Paramedics took him to South Shore Hospital in good condition, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
Two hours later, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest in the 12400 block of South Perry Avenue, Zala said. He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
About 6:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen area and right foot during a drive-by attack in the 7200 block of South Champlain Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The boy was standing on the sidewalk when somebody inside a gray minivan opened fire on him.
He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.
About five minutes later, two men, ages 25 and 28, were shot in the leg during a possible drive-by in the 11800 block of South Indiana Avenue, police said.
About 9:05p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the left buttocks during a possible drive-by in the 1000 block of South Racine Avenue, police said. The shooting happened just blocks west of the University of Illinois Chicago campus.
The man was taken in “stable” condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.