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Man killed, 3 others wounded -- including boy, 14

Updated: July 3, 2012 7:51AM



A man was killed and three others -- including a 14-year-old boy -- were critically wounded in a shooting Monday night in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Someone approached a group of three men and the boy in the 4100 block of West Adams Street about 8:55 p.m. and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

Paramedics transported all four to area hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said. The boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital while the adults were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Christopher Banks, 21, of the 4300 block of West Adams Street, was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 22-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and a 29-year-old was listed in stable condition there, according to Gaines.

The 14-year-old boy was shot in the neck, police said. He was listed in good condition at Comer’s Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.



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