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5 people wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday

Five people were wounded in gun violence in Chicago Wednesday.

  • A woman was shot Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side. The 22-year-old was traveling in a vehicle about 1:55 pm at the 5100 block of North LeClaire Avenue when someone fired shots, Chicago police said. A bullet graced her back and she was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.
  • Minutes later, a man was shot in Riverdale on the Far South Side. The man, 28, was near the sidewalk about 2:30 pm in the 700 block of East 131st Street when he was struck in the elbow, police said. He was taken in good condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
  • A man was struck by gunfire Wednesday afternoon in Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side. The man, 26, was on the sidewalk about 4:15 pm in the 7400 block of South Perry Avenue when someone fired shots, the police said. He was struck in the leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • Wednesday night, a 20-year-old man was shot in Washington Park on the South Side. He was standing outside about 10:25 pm in the 1500 block of East 56th Place when he was approached by two people who opened fire, police said. He was shot in the groin and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.
  • An hour later, a man, 31, was wounded in Albany Park on the Northwest Side. The man was at the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue when he was shot on the knee and wrist about 11:30 pm, the police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was in fair condition.

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