Eight wounded in shootings Tuesday on South, West sides

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Eight people were wounded in shootings Tuesday on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Six of the victims were shot within 45 minutes of each other Tuesday afternoon.

About 3:30 p.m., two men were shot in the 5900 block of West Augusta in Austin, police said.

One man, 34, was shot in the arm and the other man, 19, was shot in the leg, police said. They took themselves to Loretto Hospital, where their condition stabilized.

About 20 minutes earlier, two men were shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The pair, ages 21 and 22, were shot near Chicago and Christiana about 3:10 p.m., police said. Both were shot in the chest and took themselves to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The younger man was listed in critical condition, and the other man’s condition had stabilized, police said.

About 2:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy were shot in the 1800 block of North Monitor in Austin.

The man was shot in the arm and the boy was shot in the buttocks, police said. Both were taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park by family members.

The first shooting Tuesday happened at 5:18 a.m. in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

A 37-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in a parking lot in the 8400 block of South Parnell when someone drove up in a black vehicle, got out and fired at him, police said.

He was shot in the left arm and tried to drive away before crashing the vehicle into a nearby building.

He got out of the vehicle and walked to the home of a relative, who drove him to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. He was listed in good condition.

The last shooting happened about 11 p.m. in the 5300 block of South Justine, according to police.

A 29-year-old man was in the 5300 block of South Justine about 11 p.m. when a dark vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, striking the man in the arm and leg, police said.

The man, a documented gang member, was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

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