Nearly a dozen people shot across Chicago

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Nearly a dozen people were shot in separate incidents across Chicago on Tuesday, and at least nine were shot since 4:30 p.m.

Among those shot were three men in the 2000 block of East 71st Street. It happened at about 7 p.m.

An 18-year-old was shot in the lower back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. A 22-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern in serious condition. A 23-year-old suffered a couple of graze wounds and refused transport.

Here are some of the other shootings that happened, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford:

  • A 30-year-old male was shot at 55th Street and Union Avenue at about 4:30 p.m Tuesday. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.
  • A 21-year-old male was shot at Windsor Avenue and Sheridan Road late Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to Illinois Masonic in serious-to-critical condition.
  • Three people were shot at 108th Street and Princeton Avenue. A 16-year-old male was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in stable condition. A 40-year-old male and a 44-year-old male were both taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 16-year-old was shot in the bicep at 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. She was taken to Mercy Hospital. Langford said she’s expected to be OK.

Earlier Tuesday, two men were shot in Hyde Park, and one of them was killed.

Despite this recent rash of shootings, there are 19 fewer homicides this April when compared to April 2012.

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