5 injured in shootings Tuesday on South Side

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Five people were injured in shootings Tuesday on the South Side.

Most recently, two teenage boys were shot in the Englewood neighborhood. The teens, ages 15 and 16, were walking in the 7300 block of South Sangamon about 9:10 p.m. when someone in a gangway opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The older boy was shot in the right cheek and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, while the younger boy was shot in the foot and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said. Their conditions had both stabilized.

At 6:48 p.m., two men were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The men, ages 31 and 44, were standing outside in the 5200 block of South Peoria at 6:48 p.m. when someone in a vehicle nearby opened fire, police said. Both men were shot in the leg. The 44-year-old was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, while the younger man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the shooting may have been gang-related.

Less than an hour earlier, a man was shot in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. The man, 22, was shot in the right arm, back and abdomen about 5:58 p.m. in the 1300 block of East 71st Place. Two men approached him, asked where he was from and then opened fire. He was dropped off at Jackson Park Hospital in critical condition and then taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.

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