4 wounded in Far South Side shooting, police say

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CHICAGO — Four people were wounded in a Far South Side shooting Tuesday.

The group was in the 10600 block of South Bensley Avenue about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday when one or more people opened fire, according to the Chicago Police Department. There were place markers for more than a dozen shell casings on the scene.

A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot multiple times, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Memorial Medical Center.

His mother, Megan Weekley, said the victims were standing on the corner outside of a convenience store when gang members came by and fired into the crowd. She said her son is not a gang member, but is continually harassed by gang members from the area.

Three other victims were taken to local hospitals, where their conditions had stabilized, officials said: a 21-year-old woman shot in her right hip; a 16-year-old boy shot in his lower right leg; and a 19-year-old man shot in his left elbow.

No other details were immediately available.

Watch police give a live update at the scene:


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