3 teens among 5 wounded in attacks across Chicago

Tribune reporter

Shootings have left three teens and two adults wounded Chicago since Thursday afternoon.

A 47-year-old man was shot in the foot during a robbery as he gambled near an Austin neighborhood laundromat in the 5300 block of West Madison Street around 3:10 p.m. Thursday, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital.

Two teens were shot about 7:55 p.m. Thursday in the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back and a 16-year-old was shot in the leg. The two heard shots and felt pain, police said.

The older teen was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with a back wound and was stable, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The younger teen was taken to Jackson Park Hospital with a leg wound and was in good condition.

Blocks away about 90 minutes later, a 19-year-old man was shot in the 400 block of East 69th Street. He was near a bus stop when someone on foot shot him in the buttocks, ran north and ditched a handgun next to a vacant apartment building on King Drive.

No one was in custody, Alfaro said. The 19-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital.

About 2 a.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was shot just north of Irving Park Road on Long Avenue, just outside Portage Park. He was standing with a woman when two men across the street started firing toward him, Alfaro said.

He was hit in the arm and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

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