14-year-old boy among 6 injured in South Side shooting
Chicago Fire Department officials say six people, including a 14-year-old boy, were injured in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Monday night.
“Many times these things are tied around gang turfs and people being from rival gang factions. But we’re not positive. For all we know, this could be a fight over a girl,” said Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
It happened at 79th and Marquette in the parking lot of a laundromat.
The 14-year-old was transported in serious condition to Comer Children’s Hospital with a gun shot wound to his leg.
A 16-year-old boy was also shot in the leg.
He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
The other victims ranged in age from 27 to 52-years-old.
They suffered non life-threatening injuries and are expect to be OK.
A 25-year-old woman was injured as she ran from the scene. Police say she injured a toe.
Witnesses say someone walked into the strip mall parking lot and started shooting into the group.
No arrests have been made.