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Shootings wound 3 on South, Northwest Sides

Three people were shot today in separate attacks in the Gresham, West Englewood and Belmont Central neighborhoods.

Most recently, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 7700 block of South Seeley Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood. He walked into Saint Bernard Hospital in Englewood with a gunshot wound to the leg. The attack happened about 10:30 p.m.

About an hour earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the thigh and right arm in the 6400 block of South Paulina Street, according to police News Affairs.

An evidence technician picked up shell casings and left the scene about 90 minutes after the shooting on the quiet block - one way southbound with no entrance from the north because of a cul-de-sac blocking access to the 6400 block south of Paulina.

He was in "stable'' condition on the scene after the 9:18 p.m. shooting, according to News Affairs.

The boy was shot in front of adjacent vacant lots and dripped blood on a sidewalk next to one overgrown with weeds. An unused contact card was tucked into the vegetation to mark the spot for the evidence technician. An empty bottle of tequila sat about 15 feet away.

Earlier on the Northwest Side, another person was shot.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was walking in the 5900 block of West Grand Avenue when a gunman on a bicycle rode up to him and fired shots, hitting him in the back, according to Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.

The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in serious condition, and Pacheco said no one was in custody. 

That shooting happened at 3:37 p.m.

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