At least 13 shot citywide

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A man was shot multiple times in the Sheridan Park neighborhood tonight and left in critical condition, one of at least ten people shot today across the city, officials said.

Paramedics were called to the 1200 block of West Sunnyside Avenue at 7:56 p.m. for a person shot, according to Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan Hernandez.

They took a 25-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The crime scene is on Sunnyside Avenue between Racine and Magnolia. Multiple shell casings and a small pool of blood could be seen in a nearby alley.

In a separate incident tonight in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood, at least three people were shot in the 5900 block of South Wood Street about 7 p.m., according to authorities

One man shot in the torso or abdomen was taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, while another man was taken in fair-to-serious condition to Holy Cross Hospital, according to the Fire Department and police.

The man taken to Stroger is 23, the other man 20, and the third person shot walked into Holy Cross Hospital with a wound to his leg. He is 15.

Two others may have walked into John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with wounds from the shooting but police and the fire department are providing conflicting information about whether that happened.

Another man, whose age wasn’t available, was shot in the 5400 block of South Albany Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood. He was shot all over his body and police said he was in stable condition but it’s not clear where.

A 25-year-old walked into West Suburban Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his ankle about 7:10 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. He was shot in the 200 block of South Lavergne Avenue.

In earlier attacks during the afternoon, two teenage boys were shot in separate incidents in the Cragin and South Shore neighborhoods, authorities said.

A 16-year-old boy was stabilized and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital following a shooting near Lavergne Avenue and Henderson Street, according to Hernandez.

The boy was standing on the street in the 5000 block of West Henderson about 3:30 p.m. when a group of boys or men in a white SUV drove up. The SUV stopped, and at least one person got out and shot at the boy, hitting him in the leg, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. The SUV may have been a Chevrolet Blazer, O’Brien said, citing preliminary information.

The boy was believed to have shouted out slogans for a gang he belongs to as the SUV drove up, and those in the SUV belonged to a rival gang and shot him after he shouted the slogans, a police source said.

Earlier in the South Shore neighborhood, a 15-year-old boy was taken to Jackson Park Hospital with his condition stabilized after he was found wounded in the 1300 block of East 76th Street, according to the Fire Department.

The boy was shot in the left arm in the 1400 block of East 76th Street, said News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti, who said she could not confirm the victim’s age because News Affairs had not yet received a report on the incident. The shooting happened at 1:49 p.m., police said.

Early Saturday morning, two men were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in an attack witnessed by paramedics driving through the area. They’re both in serious-to-critical condition.

A couple minutes before that, a 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and taken to Roseland Hospital. He was in a back yard when he told police he “heard shots and felt pain,” Gaines said.

Two others were shot in their legs in the 3800 block of West 28th Street in the Little Village neighborhood. An upside down crown – a gang symbol inverted and meant to show disrespect – was painted on a dumpster across from where the two were shot.

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