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Christmas Party drive-by leaves 3 shot on southwest side

Three men were shot in a Christmas Party drive-by on the city's southwest side near midnight. No, this is not a Nativity joke.

CHICAGO - Authorities are reporting three men were shot while attending a party late Christmas Day in a drive-by shooting on the city's southwest side.

No, this is not a Nativity joke.



Witnesses reported that minutes after midnight, around 12:09 a.m. on December 26, they saw an unidentified occupant in a gray Dodge Durango shoot from the vehicle toward a building near W. 63rd Street and S. Kedzie Avenue as it drove-by.

Inside the building was a Christmas party.

The gunfire traveled through the front glass window of the building to strike three male victims inside. All three of the victims were treated at University of Chicago hospital.

Victim #1 is a 23-year-old male who sustained a gunshot wound to the back and was listed in fair condition. Victim #2 is a 26-year-old male who was struck in the thigh and listed in good condition. Victim #3 is a 23-year-old male who sustained a graze wound to the head and was also listed in good condition.

While Victim #3 did, in fact, receive a graze wound to the head, he reportedly was able to walk away from the ambulance. Oh, and it was his birthday yesterday.

There is no one in custody at this time. Area One detectives are investigating.



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