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3 wounded in Thursday shootings

A 17-year-old boy was shot while he was crossing the street in Pilsen.

Three people hurt in Thursday shootings
Shootings across Chicago on Aug. 1, 2019, left three people wounded.
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At least three people three people were wounded Thursday in citywide shootings.

In the day’s latest shooting, a 23-year-old man was wounded on the Near West Side.

He was on a sidewalk about 11 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said. He was hit in the buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

About 10 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the foot a few miles west in Austin.

The 31-year-old was on a sidewalk about 10:51 p.m. in the 5400 block of West Jackson when a male approached on foot and opened fire, police said. The man was taken to Loretto Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

Thursday’s earliest shooting took place in Pilsen on the Southwest Side.

About 8:32 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was crossing the street in the 1900 block of South Loomis when an unknown vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots at the teen, police said. He was hit in the foot and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Investigators recovered a weapon on the scene and are questioning three suspects, police said.

On Wednesday, a person was killed and two others were hurt in shootings across Chicago.

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