5 wounded in separate shootings

Tribune reporters

A 15-year-old boy released from police custody on Friday was among five people shot through early Saturday morning, according to police.

The boy was shot About 2 p.m. on the 6400 block of South Claremont Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

The boy was taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital, he said. Police said he had been hit in his lower leg, just above an electronic monitoring device on his ankle, and had been arrested two days ago for having a pistol.

Someone shot at him four times from a passing car while the boy was on his front porch.

Three hours later, an 18-year-old man was shot on the 1000 block of East 75th Street in the city's Grand Crossing neighborhood, Sullivan said. According to preliminary information, the man suffered a wound to his thigh and was treated at the scene.

About 1:55 a.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. He had been shot in the 5900 block of South Normal Avenue, News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

About 3:20 a.m., two men were shot in the leg in the 2300 block of South Rockwell Avenue. Police found five shell casings at the scene.

Someone at the mouth of an alley on Rockwell Avenue fired west down an alley between 23rd Place and 24th Street, hitting the two men. The pair, 26 and 29, were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Additional details about the shooting weren't immediately available.

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