By Peter Nickeas
9:09 AM EDT, March 22, 2013
A 13-year-old boy and two others were wounded in shootings on the North and South sides Thursday.
The teen was shot in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood around 8:25 p.m., police said. He was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with a wound to the leg, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
Police were questioning four people about the shooting.
About 15 minutes later, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 6700 block of South Bell Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, Alfaro said.
The man was standing on the street when someone in a car fired a single shot while passing by, police said.
Earlier, about 4:55 p.m., a man in his 20s was shot in the leg and taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital on the North Side. He was shot in the 4900 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood.
Two others were wounded about 6 a.m. Friday: one in Jefferson Park and the other in the South Shore neighborhood.
The 47-year-old wounded in the South Shore neighborhood said he had been shot after someone stuck him up in the 6800 block of South Merrill Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. He drove himself to the University of Chicago Hospitals for treatment, police said.
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