Boy, 15, shot in Ashburn neighborhood

Tribune reporter

A 15-year-old boy was wounded Wednesday night in a shooting on the Southwest Side, Chicago police said this morning.

A gunman opened fire on the teen in the 3300 block of West 83rd Street in the Ashburn neighborhood just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The boy, wounded as many as four times, ran half a block to the 8100 block of South Spaulding Avenue and collapsed, police said.

The boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, though police said his condition had stabilized by late Wednesday.

The teen told police he heard gunshots and felt pain in his back, police said.

The boy was the second teenage boy wounded in a shooting Wednesday. A 14-year-old boy was wounded in the back and arm in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

In other shootings in the city, a 19-year-old woman was struck in the thigh in the 4900 block of West Crystal Street in the North Austin neighborhood just before 10 p.m., police said. The woman was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, police said.

At about 7:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was standing with several people in the 12400 block of South Emerald Avenue when a gunman emerged from a gangway and opened fire on the group.

The victim was struck in the hand and taken to Roseland Community Hospital. No one else in the group was wounded.

No arrests have been made in any of the shootings, police said.

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