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7 shot, including 2 teens, since Thursday afternoon

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Seven people, including two teenagers, have been wounded in shootings on the South and West sides since Thursday afternoon.

About 10:15 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm and leg in the 12000 block of South Perry Avenue, police said.

Shots were fired at him from a dark-colored four-door vehicle, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information. She said the shooting may have been gang-related.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in "stable" condition, police said.

About an hour later, a 17-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in the 6800 block of South Wabash Avenue.

She was shot in the chest and arm and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said.

A 24-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting. He was also taken to Stroger Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known early Friday.

The most recent shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the 6600 block of South Hoyne Avenue.

A 24-year-old man was inside his vehicle when a dark minivan drove up and two gunmen exited and fired multiple shots, police said. The gunmen then returned to the van and fled the scene.

The victim drove himself to Holy Cross Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

The victim has gang affiliations, police said.

Just before midnight, a 30-year-old man was shot in the 4500 block of South Sawyer Avenue.

The man was walking down the street when a vehicle pulled up beside him and a group of unknown suspects shouted gang slogans then fired.

He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in "stable" condition, police said.

The man is a known gang member, according to a police source.

About 10:20 p.m. Thursday, a man in his 40s was shot in the arm in the 6400 block of South Sangamon Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition.

About 2:20 p.m. Thursday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 3100 block of West Douglas Boulevard, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in "stable" condition.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigated.

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