By Deanese Williams-Harris
5:26 PM CDT, August 24, 2013
At least three men were wounded this afternoon in separate shootings on the city's South Side, police said.
The first shooting happened in the Chatham neighborhood on Langley Avenue. Shortly after 4 p.m., police and paramedics responded to the shooting on the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Dan O'Brien.
Two men, ages 29 and 22, were found shot. One suffered a wound to his stomach area and the other was shot in his leg, O'Brien said. They were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, O'Brien said.
According to preliminary information, the men were shot in a drive-by by a gunman inside a gray car. The car fled northbound from the scene, O'Brien said.
As of 5:15 p.m., no one was in custody for the attack and Area South detectives were investigating.
A minute later, an 18-year-old man was shot in the city's Parkway Gardens neighborhood. That shooting happened on the 6400 block of South King Drive.
A gunman shot the victim in his leg before fleeing on foot, said O'Brien, citing preliminary information. The victim was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition was stabilized.
No one was in custody for that shooting and Area Central detectives were investigating.
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