Police were called out to the West Side for two shootings about 15 minutes apart Sunday morning and, a few hours later, a 14-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded on the Northwest Side, officials said.
About 11:40 a.m., police were sent to the 2500 block of North Lotus Avenue where a 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest, said a spokesman, citing preliminary information.
Chicago Fire department officials said the male was being rushed in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
Earlier, officials said the Cragin neighborhood shooting happened in the 2500 block of North Long Avenue.
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About 9:45 a.m. officers were called to the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said.
A 22-year-old man was sitting in a car when he heard gunshots and suddenly felt pain, officials said. He was shot twice in the left shoulder, according to police.
The 22-year-old arrived at West Suburban Hospital with the injuries, but he was soon transferred to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
No one had been arrested and the shooting remains under investigation.
Just about 15 minutes later, authorities were called to the 2400 block of West Taylor Street in Lawndale for a report that a 26-year-old had been shot in the hand, officials said.
A person of interest was being questioned, officials said.
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