CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A 16-year-old boy was killed and at least eight more people were wounded in shootings across the city on Monday, according to Chicago Police.
The homicide happened about 4:45 p.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, where the teen was shot multiple times in the 1200 block of North Pulaski. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died, police said. The circumstances of the shooting were unknown, but police said it was thought to be gang-related. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not have information on the death.
The latest shootings happened about 8:40 p.m. on the Southwest Side. In Little Village, a 19-year-old man was shot in the side in the 3100 block of South Lawndale and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. About the same time, a 36-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood’s 5900 block of South Maplewood and taken to the same hospital in good condition. Police did not immediately have more details on the attacks.
Just after 6 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot in the 10900 block of South Princeton on the Far South Side. He showed up at Roseland Community Hospital in good condition, police said.
Three men were shot about 4 p.m. in North Lawndale, where they were sitting in a vehicle in the 1300 block of South Central Park Avenue when someone outside opened fire, police said. A 22-year-old man shot in the side and grazed in the face was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, as was a 32-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the back and hip. The third man, 26, was shot in the buttocks and foot. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.
At 3:22 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg when someone opened fire as he drove in the 5700 block of West Cortland in the Austin neighborhood. He was taken in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
Monday’s first shooting happened about 8:15 a.m. in Roseland. A 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen near 103rd and State streets and taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The violence followed a weekend that saw 38 people shot in Chicago, eight of them fatally.