Boy, 17, critically wounded in Gresham shooting — fourth minor struck by gunfire in less than 6 hours on South Side

A 17-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Gresham — the fourth minor wounded by gunfire in less than six hours on the South Side.

About 7:45 p.m., the boy was in the 8400 block of South Parnell Avenue when he was shot in the abdomen and leg, Chicago police said.

He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Another boy, 14, was wounded in a drive-by shooting around 7:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of West 70th Street, police said. He was hit in the side and buttocks and was taken to Comer in good condition.

A 14-year-old girl was wounded around 4:50 p.m. in a shooting at a home in Gresham, police said. She was shot in the face and taken to Comer in critical condition.

A man with a concealed carry license shot a 13-year-old boy who broke into his car in Bronzeville around 2:35 p.m. The boy was struck in the leg and taken to Comer in an unknown condition, police said.

The spate of violence came just two days after a Chicago Public Schools student was killed in a shooting Friday afternoon near Kenwood Academy High School in Hyde Park. Authorities identified the victim as 17-year-old Kanye Perkins, who lived in the neighborhood where he was slain, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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