Boy, 17, critical after West Side shooting

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A 17-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded Monday afternoon in Austin on the West Side.

About 4:15 p.m., he was walking in the 200 block of South Central when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, hitting him in the chest, leg and arm, according to Chicago Police.

The boy later showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, police said. He was listed in critical condition.

Police said the shooting likely was gang-related.

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About 5:30 a.m., the man confronted someone trying to break into his car in the 9300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the body, police said.
About 4 p.m., he was riding a bike in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when someone fired shots at him from a dark-colored sedan, Chicago police said.
The man, 45, left his car to exchange information with the driver of the striking vehicle when an argument between the two began, police said.
Overwhelmed by fear and anxiety, man considers running away or killing himself.
Days earlier, a shootout between two people left a woman dead and two others wounded, including one of the alleged gunmen, according to police.