12-year-old boy wounded in Lawndale drive-by shooting

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A 12-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting Friday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

The boy was on foot about 10:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Hamlin when someone in a maroon Pontiac fired shots, striking him in the leg, according to Chicago Police.

The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition.

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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.
About 3 a.m., the man, 35, was in the passenger seat as a female driver was traveling in the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was struck in the neck by gunfire.