Violent Christmas Eve marked by shootings

December 25, 2012 4:06:07 AM PST
Police are searching for suspects after a violent Christmas Eve left four teenagers hurt on Chicago's South Side.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, all four were taken to local hospitals in serious to critical condition. They have been stabilized.

The drive-by shooting happened Monday evening in the 9400-block of South Justine Street.

Police say the gunman opened fire on the four males as they walked down the sidewalk.

A 15-year-old was shot in the abdomen, and a 17-year-old was shot in the chest, according to authorities.

Two others, 17 and 19, were shot multiple times.

In a separate incident on Christmas Eve, a 19-year-old was shot on the West Side.

Two other shootings took place in the Gresham neighborhood.

"It's just pure madness... It's a shame it would happen on Christmas Eve when families are supposed to be together. It's madness," said Andrew Holmes, community activist.


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