Police: 6 shot after West Side party

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A gunman opened fire on a home in the South Austin this morning after an argument at a party, wounding six people, according to police.

The shooting happened about 3:35 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Race Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

Police believe the shooter left the home after a dispute with another person, returning with a gun and shooting into the home, Alfaro said.

Bullets struck six people, none of them older than 22. Three of the wounded — a 17 year-old shot in the face, an 18-year-old shot in the arm and a 19-year-old shot in the calf — were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. Their conditions were stabilized.

A 20-year-old man shot in the chest, back and leg was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. A 22-year-old man was also taken to Mount Sinai with a gunshot wound to the calf. His condition was stabilized, police said.

About the same time, a 20-year-old woman arrived at Loretto Hospital shot in the abdomen and lower leg. She was transferred to Mount Sinai and listed in serious condition.

Police did not immediately take anyone into custody or release a suspect description. Area North detectives are investigating.

Check back for more information.

By Adam Sege

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