Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two Chicago area teens shot in separate shootings

Chicago has more than its' share of shootings. Two teens, one 13, one 17,  were shot in separate incidents on the same night:
In the first shooting a 13-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were shot as they were standing in the lot of a gas station on the 3700 block of West Roosevelt Road in the Lawndale neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
The shooting happened at 11:20 p.m. after two other people approached the victims and began firing, Alfaro said.
The 13-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to his abdomen and right arm. The second victim was shot in the upper right thigh, Alfaro said.
In a separate shooting, at 12:10 a.m. a 17-year-old male was standing on the sidewalk on the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue in the Austin neighborhood when a light-colored sedan drove by and fired shots at the teen, said Alfaro.
The teen sustained a gunshot wound to his chest and to his arm.

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