Chicago mass shootings: 3 persons of interest questioned for 2 incidents in North Lawndale, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) – Chicago police are questioning three people involved in two separate North Lawndale shootings that left one teenager dead and nine others injured Wednesday night.

Police did not give any details about the people of interest, whether they were involved in one or both shootings, or what they might be involved in. They also have not said if they are still looking for other suspects.

Five people, including two teenagers, were injured in the first shooting near W. 13 St. and S. Christiana Ave. around 6:05 pm. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 22 years old, police said.

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A 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head has died at Stroger Hospital, Chicago police said. A 16-year-old boy shot in the head is in critical condition at Mt. Sinai, and three other adult men were also hospitalized in stable condition there.

About five minutes later, five more people, including three more teenagers, were shot near W. Douglas Blvd. and S. Ridgeway Ave. Police said a 15-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition.

An 18-year-old man who was shot in the upper body is in critical condition, police said. A 22-year-old male was shot in the right thigh and taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition.

No other details about the circumstances of both shootings have been released.

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Chicago police say there is a lot of work ahead and hope the community can help fill in the gaps of what happened.

“This is becoming an effort where we’re going to need a hands-on approach,” said Chicago Deputy Sheriff Ernest Cato. “And that approach will engage our community. Our community joins in and says what’s going on. Our community, people with cell phone pictures, people with Facebook credentials. We’ll need your help.”

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