At least 16 people wounded by gunfire in Chicago Monday, including 11-year-old boy

The boy was shot in Burnside around the same time four men were wounded in an attack in South Shore.

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At least 16 people were shot in Chicago Monday, most of them over four hours in the late afternoon and early evening on one of the warmest days of the year.

  • An 11-year-old boy was shot in Burnside on the South Side around 2:55 p.m. He was on the street in the 800 block of East 89th Street when someone fired shots, striking him in the leg, Chicago police said. The boy was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. Police said detectives were questioning a person of interest, and a weapon was recovered at the scene.
  • Half an hour later, four men were wounded in South Shore. They were on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of East 79th Street when someone approached and opened fire about 3:30 p.m., police said. A 32-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Another man, 23, was taken to the hospital also in critical condition. The third man, 31, suffered a graze wound and was taken to the hospital in good condition. Another 31-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 17-year-old boy was shot in West Englewood just after 7 p.m. The teen was outside when someone shot him in the thigh in the 7000 block of South Wood Street, police said. He was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.
  • A 24-year-old man was shot in Gresham on the South Side around 11:45 p.m. He was walking out of a gas station in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue, when someone fired shots, police said. He was struck in both legs and went to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition.

At least 11 of those shot Monday were wounded between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. as temperatures reached the 70s.

Over the weekend in Chicago, three people were killed and 13 others were wounded.

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