5 shot in far South Side shooting

August 21, 2008 9:00:55 PM PDT
Five people have been shot on Chicago's South Side near 107th and Wabash.There were no fewer than two dozen officers and detectives on the scene about an hour after the shooting. The victims' ages range from 16 to 21 years old in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting just after 9 p.m. Thursday.

Neighbors say they heard what they described as machine gun fire. They say a group of young people was standing on the corner when a car drove by and opened fire.

There are three victims in serious to critical condition at Christ and Stroger hospitals. Two other victims were in fair condition at Trinity and Roseland hospitals. The most seriously injured victim is reportedly a 21-year-old who was hit in the head.


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