Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot on the Near West Side this evening, but all suffered what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The shootings took place in the 200 block of South Western Avenue, near a
liquor store, about 5:30 p.m..
The boy, who was shot in the chest, and two other victims, both men, were all
taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, but all had been stabilized by about 8
p.m.. One of the victims, age 48, was taken to the hospital but
declined further treatment and was released.
Among those shot was a man in his 40s, shot in the right arm, and a second
victim who was shot in the buttocks