3 Teens Among 12 Shot Overnight in Citywide Violence

The victims ages ranged from 14 to 51

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    Three teens, one as young as 14, were among 12 people hurt in separate shootings across the city since Friday night.

    The 14-year-old boy was shot at 8:34 p.m. while standing on the sidewalk in the 12400 block of South Perry Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. The gunman walked out from between two houses and began shooting, hitting the teen in the back and leg, said police. He was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in "stable" condition, police said.

    Two other teen boys, ages 16 and 18, are in good condition after a shooting around 11:10 p.m. in the 700 block of West 51st Street, said police. A 16-year-old, who was shot in the hand, was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers. An 18-year-old, who was shot in the leg, was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

    The evening's first shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of North Malden Street, police said. A 21-year-old was shot and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, said police.

    Later Friday evening, a roughly three-hour time span saw eight people -- including the teenagers -- wounded in South and Southwest side attacks.

    Someone shot a 20-year-old man in the 10600 block of South Perry Avenue, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in stable condition, police said, though the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear.

    Another man, 36, was shot in an alley in the 3500 block of West 51st Street at 10:15 p.m., said police. Someone drove past the victim in the alley, got out of the car, and fired several shots at him, police said. He was wounded in the shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in good condition, police said.

    Around 10:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the knee while sitting on a porch in 6500 block of South Minerva Avenue, police said. Two men fired at him from across the street, said police. He was taken to John Stroger Hospital where he is listed in good condition, police said.

    About 11:45 p.m., two men -- ages 21 and 23 -- were shot in a gangway in the 7200 block of South Ridgeway Avenue and taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital, police said.

    About 1:45 a.m., a 51-year-old man was shot near the intersection of West Division Street and North Maplewood Avenue, police said. Details about the shooting were not immediately available.

    About 2:30 a.m., a male was shot in the leg in the 8200 block of South Langley Avenue, police said.

    About 3:10 a.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the leg near the intersection of East 56th Street and South Wabash Avenue, police said.

    No one is in custody for any of the shootings early Saturday, but area detectives are investigating.