By Deanese Williams-Harris and Cheryl V. Jackson
6:59 AM CDT, September 1, 2013
A 14-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting that injured another person Saturday evening on the North Side in the city's Uptown neighborhood.
At least three others were wounded in shootings across the city overnight, according to police.
The Uptown shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. The teen was shot in the head on the 1000 block of West Wilson Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Dan O'Brien. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, said O'Brien.
Another man, 22, walked into Weiss Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his wrist.
Witnesses at the scene said the boy is 14-years-old and was visiting his mother. A witness told a reporter that the boy's sister was at the scene holding her brother's head saying, "Please don't die."
After the shooting, the boy's mother arrived at the scene and was begging police to take her to her child, the witness said.
A group at the scene said there was an altercation between a group of people leading up to the shooting, but said the boy was not a gang member.
Just after midnight Sunday on the West Side, two men were shot in the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway. Both men, 22 and 20, were shot in their legs after they walked up to a car and argued with the person inside. The man inside opened fire, hitting both in their legs. They were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
In the West Englewood neighborhood about 3:10 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the thigh after an argument with another man in the 6700 block of South Marshfield Avenue. He was taken to Stroger hospital in critical condition, police said.
Earlier today, one person was killed and two others shot in South Side gun attacks.
Cheryl V. Jackson, who is a freelance reporter contributed to this report.
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