4 wounded in separate shootings

A 17-year-old boy wounded late this morning was the first person among several shot today, officials said.

About 11:40 a.m., the victim was found wounded on the 2400 block of East 75th Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

The boy suffered wounds to his buttocks and legs and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition has been stabilized, Estrada said.

There was no immediate information about the circumstances leading up to the shooting and area Central Detectives were investigating.

At about 5:57 p.m. a 24-year-old man was shot in the face on the 7000 block of South Aberdeen Street in the Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where his condition had stablized, O’Brien said. Area South detectives were investigating.

At about 6:26 p.m., two people were shot in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, O’Brien said.

The shooting happened on the 200 Block of West Root Street and left an 18-year-old man seriously injured with a gunshot wound to his head and a 27-year-old man critically injured with with a gunshot wound to his back and arm pit, O’Brien said. The two men were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, O’Brien said.

Area central detectives were investigating.

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Carlos Sadovi

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

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