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16-year-old boy dead, 6 injured in shootings

Updated: July 24, 2014 12:58AM



A 16-year-old boy was killed and six people were wounded in shootings Wednesday.

About 9:25 p.m., the teen was in a bedroom at a home in the 6700 block of South Artesian Avenue when a bullet went through a window and struck him in the neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

About 9 p.m., two 16-year-old boys and a 21-year-old man were critically injured in a shooting in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side. They were in the 4200 block of South Princeton Avenue when a male got out of an SUV and opened fire, striking all three, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and left thigh. He was taken to Stroger Hospital. One 16-year-old was shot in the right armpit and was taken to Stroger. The other teen was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.

Just before noon in the Greater Grand crossing neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 100 block of West Marquette Road, police said. He was taken in good condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center.

About 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the head on the Lower West Side. She was in a car in the 1000 block of West Cullerton Street with her boyfriend and several other people when someone walked up and fired shots, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old man was shot during a robbery in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Someone approached on foot, showed a handgun and announced a robbery, police said. The man handed over an unspecified amount of cash, and the robber shot him in the foot and ran away, police said.

The victim called a relative, who drove him to Roseland Community Hospital. He was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.



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