3 people wounded in Humboldt Park shooting

Paramedics responded to three gunshot victims Monday afternoon near Springfield Avenue and Thomas Street, officials said.

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Police canvass the scene where three people were shot Monday afternoon in the 3700 block of West Thomas Street.

Police canvass the scene where three people were shot Monday afternoon in the 3700 block of West Thomas Street.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Three people were wounded in a shooting in Humboldt Park on the West Side Monday afternoon.

They were standing near the street at Springfield Avenue and Thomas Street when two men got out of a vehicle and opened fire around 12:40 p.m., Chicago police said.

The victims were taken to hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, police and fire officials said.

One person was shot in the hip and taken to Stroger Hospital, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

Another person was shot in the leg, and a third person was shot in the arm, he said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Police radio transmissions indicated the youngest victim, 16, was shot 11 times and was in critical condition. The other victims were 17 and 30 years old, according to the unconfirmed radio chatter.

Shortly after the shooting, officers could be seen placing dozens of evidence markers on the ground near shell casings.

The shooting happened in the 11th police district, which covers parts of Humboldt Park, and the East and West Garfield Park neighborhoods. Shootings in the district are down 21% over last year, from 95 to 75 through May 1, according to police statistics. Murders are up 6% over the same period, from 16 to 17.

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