Three teenagers were seriously wounded tonight when a gunman opened fire in a park in the Southeast Side Jeffery Manor neighborhood.
Shortly before 9 p.m., a male shooter fired on the teenagers inside Merrill
Park, in the 2100 block of East 97th Street.
A 15-year-old girl was shot in both of her legs. She was taken
to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was listed in serious
A 16-year-old boy shot in the leg was also taken to Advocate Christ Medical
Center, and a 16-year-old boy shot in the thigh was taken to Comer Children's
Hospital. Both the boys' conditions were stabilized.
Police said the shooter fled on foot and was not immediately taken into