CHICAGO - Four teenagers were shot Sunday afternoon in four separate incidents, authorities said. The youngest was shot by a CCL holder while in the process of stealing a car.
The first incident happened around 2:35 p.m. in the 3700 block of S. Langley in the Oakland neighborhood on the city's south side.
Police said a 13-year-old boy was in the middle of breaking into a KIA, a vehicle brand (along with Hyundai) that has been targeted recently, when the 26-year-old male owner of the KIA confronted the teenaged thief, pulled out a handgun, and fired shots at the teen. The 13-year-old was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg while the 26-year-old was taken to the Area Station for questioning.
Investigators recovered weapons from both the 13-year-old and the 26-year-old. The 26-year-old has valid Concealed Carry License.
Area Detectives are investigating.
The second incident happened around 4:50 p.m. on the 1200 block of W. 81st Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
After investigation, police discovered that a man forced his way into a home on the above block after he'd been fighting with another man inside the home who opened the back door. The man who had forced his way into the home pulled out a gun during the fight and discharged a round, which caused him to flee the scene.
The bullet he fired struck a 14-year-old girl who was inside the home in the face. The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition.
There is no one in custody at this time.
The third incident happened shortly after 7:00 p.m. on the 2500 block of W. 70th Street in the Chicago Lawn community.
Police said a 14-year-old boy was walking near the sidewalk when a dark-colored vehicle approached someone inside fired shots from a handgun in a drive-by.
The victim was shot in the side and his butt. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was initially reported in good condition.
There are no offenders in custody. Area detectives are investigating.
The fourth incident happened just a short time later, around 7:45 p.m. on the 8400 block of S. Parnell, also in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
Police said a 17-year-old male was hanging out on the above block when he was approached by an unknown person who pulled out a pistol and fired shots.
The victim was shot in the abdomen and in the leg. He, too, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was initially reported in critical condition.
There are no offenders in custody, and area detectives are investigating.
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