Four people, including two 15-year-old boys, were shot Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
The group was sitting on a porch in the 6500 block of South Green Street at 5:53 p.m. when two suspects walked up and fired shots, police said.
One 15-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds to the right side of the chest and to both legs and was taken to University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
Another 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl each suffered gunshot wounds to the left leg. The boy was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and the girl was taken to Stroger Hospital, and their conditions had stabilized, police said.
An 18-year-old man, who police originally said suffered a gunshot wound to the head, was shot in the right leg and suffered cuts to his head. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
The crime scene stretched for a couple of hundred feet on South Green Street.
“I heard the shots and me and my children got down,” a neighbor, who preferred to remain anonymous, said in a quiet voice.
Derrick Francis, 60, who lives a few doors down, said he heard nine shots. He said he jumped to the floor as he was watching the Super Bowl. He said his 15-year-old nephew, Byron Daniels, was shot in the leg.
My nephew “is a great kid, smart kid,” Francis said. “There’s no reason for the killing, its just b——-.”
The first neighbor heard the teenagers on the porch screaming and ran out of the house to check on them. “It was like eight or nine [teenagers] on the porch,” the neighbor said.”Little girls and young boys — just talking to each other. . . . They weren’t harming anybody.”
One of the teenagers who did not get shot told the neighbor that two people walked up and asked them, “Are ya’ll good?”
And then one of the two started shooting and then they jumped into a truck.
“I was telling them to put pressure on their wounds because one of the boys was throwing up,” the neighbor said. “Everybody was crying. . . . There was a lot going on. . . . They were shook up.”
The neighbor said shootings like this are normal in the neighborhood. “It ain’t ever going to stop.”
Police at the scene of a shooting in the 6500 block of South Green Street on Sunday night. | Daniel Brown/ For the Sun-Times
Police investigate a shooting in the 6500 block of South Green Street on Sunday night. | Daniel Brown/For the Sun-Times