14-year-old boy among 6 injured in South Side shooting

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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.


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  • Needs over Wants

    It's open season on the citizens. When will the brave citizens stand up and cull out the gangsters? It's long overdue.

  • Hahahaha

    Those strict guns laws in Chicago sure are working well. So well the only people with guns are the gangs and police. How safe you citizens must feel be able to protect yourselves!!!

  • John

    The police must get the green light from the City and stop everything in site, and take the guns. Yes, you might call it profiling, and yes, you might violate some rights, and yes, there will be hurt feelings, but at this point it will probably save lives. Marshall Law is next in these communities.

    • kirby14

      I keep thinking and saying that the National Guard should be called and there should be enforced curfews…But, I guess that it's easier to just let the gang bangers take over the city. That way no ones feelings will be hurt – – – just lives taken~

    • frank

      With 13% of the population committing 70% of the violent crimes I don't call it profiling…..I call it common sense.
      You can label me as a "profiler" or hang a politically correct name (ending in "ist" or "phobe") on me…..but I'll do whatever it takes to keep me and my family safe.

  • Welcome To The Wild Wild West

    Hard choices ahead.

    Fire Police Chief McCarthy

    Vote out Rahm Emmanuel

    Start Taking Out The Trash In Your Neighborhood

    Organize Neighborhood Militias
    To Take Back Your Streets

    Empower the police & demand any physically able police officers to street patrol instead of sitting behind a desk.

    If this is not done, the city of Chicago will unfortunately loose
    a lot of innocent people this summer not to mention all of property values will crash and burn to junk bond status.

    Welcome to Chicago the sister city of Detroit.

  • Lynn

    We all are tired of the violence. Everyone wants to see it end but it continues to get worse.The ONLY solution is God's government which will soon step in to end ALL the pain and suffering we see-Psalms 37:10,11.

  • keeping real

    john take your dumdass to Russia or china, dam!!! punch non-americans are quick to give up on our bill of rights for something less then free!!! let grown folks be told what to do?? idiots!!! home of the free and the brave!!