Activist's Son Among Those Wounded in Monday Shootings

Six people wounded in five different locations across the city's south side on Monday, police say

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    Chicago police investigate a shooting near 55th and Halsted that injured a 13-year-old boy on Monday afternoon.

    The son of a community activist and former aldermanic candidate was wounded in a shooting on Chicago's south side.

    Hal Baskin Jr., was shot shortly before 6 p.m. Monday on the 6600 block of South Peoria Street, about two blocks from the Peace Community Center where his father, Hal Baskin, is the executive director.

    Baskin was taken to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County with wounds to his stomach and buttocks. He was listed in fair condition.

    Another man suffered a graze wound to the head in the same shooting.

    "What we know is that this was a random shooting.  We have no reason to believe Hal Jr. was the intended target," a family spokesperson Keith Harris, said in a statement.

    The elder Baskin, who in 2010 made a run alderman in Chicago's 16th Ward, lost a great-nephew to gun violence earlier this year. Ronald Baskin was shot and killed on Mother's Day while visiting his great-grandmother's home in Englewood.

    Other shootings Monday wounded a 19-year-old on the 200 block of North Central Avenue, a teen on the 5700 block of South Winchester Avenue and a man in his 30s on the 7300 block of South Dorchester  Avenue.

    A 13-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting on the 5500 block of South Halsted Street. In a tweet, New Beginnings Church Pastor Corey Brooks said the boy participates in his church's mentoring program and was waiting to be picked up when he was shot.