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

Monday, August 27, 2012

5 teen boys among injured in mass shooting spree in Chicago

Two gunmen went on a shooting spree in Chicago's South Side, injuring eight people and leaving a trail of blood and bullet holes.  Among the injured were five teen boys.

From an article:

A trail of blood from the car led police to the motel, where police suspected the gunmen may have been in a first-floor room. SWAT officers were summoned to the scene and a helicopter hovered over the motel, shining a light onto the building. 
Police entered the room after a few hours and recovered a few guns, but found no one inside, authorities said. 
Police are searching for the two gunmen and possibly a third person in the car, authorities said, adding that one of them may have been shot. Investigators were looking at surveillance video from the motel. 
An Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 was called for the shooting, sending six ambulances to the scene. The Chicago Fire Department took five of the wounded to hospitals, and the other three either went on their own or were given rides to hospitals. 
The wounded included: 
• A 19-year-old woman walking to work was shot in the arm and taken to Stroger Hospital. 
• Two 14-year-old boys were stable. One was shot in the arm and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, and the other was shot in the foot and taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital, police said. 
• A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back of the neck and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot and treated at Advocate Trinity Hospital. A second 16-year-old boy was shot twice in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. 
• A 20-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, along with a 28-year-old who remained in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.


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