Boy, 17, critically injured in Gresham shooting; fourth shot on South Side in less than six hours

On Sunday night in Gresham, a shooting seriously injured a 17-year-old kid, making him the fourth minor wounded by gunfire on the South Side in less than six hours.

The boy was shot in the abdomen and leg around 7:45 p.m. while he was in the 8400 block of South Parnell Avenue, according to Chicago police.

According to the authorities, he was brought to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Around 7:10 p.m., a drive-by shooting injured a second child, age 14. cops say on the 2500 block of West 70th Street. He was struck on the side and buttocks, but was otherwise unharmed when he was transported to Comer.

Around 4:50 p.m., a 14-year-old girl was hurt. in a shooting at a Gresham residence, according to police. She suffered a face gunshot wound and was rushed in serious condition to Comer.

Around 2:35 p.m. near Bronzeville, a guy with a concealed carry permit shot a 13-year-old boy who broke into his car. According to authorities, the youngster was injured in the leg and transported to Comer in an uncertain condition.

Just two days had passed since a student from Chicago Public Schools was slain in a shooting on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park close to Kenwood Academy High School. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed that the victim was 17-year-old Kanye Perkins, who lived in the area where he was killed.

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