Humboldt Park shooting: 16-year-old boy shot 11 times, 2 others injured, Chicago police say

CHICAGO -- Three people were wounded in a shooting in Humboldt Park on the West Side Monday afternoon.

They were standing near the street at Springfield Avenue and Thomas Street when two men got out of a vehicle and opened fire around 12:40 p.m., Chicago police said.

The victims were taken to hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, police and fire officials said.

One person was shot in the hip and taken to Stroger Hospital, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

Another person was shot in the leg, and a third person was shot in the arm, he said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Police radio transmissions indicated the youngest victim, 16, was shot 11 times and was in critical condition. The other victims were 18 and 30 years old, police said.

Shortly after the shooting, officers could be seen placing dozens of evidence markers on the ground near shell casings.

The shooting happened in the 11th police district, which covers parts of Humboldt Park, and East and West Garfield Park. Shootings in the district are down 21% over last year, from 95 to 75 through May 1, according to police statistics. But murders are up 6% over the same period, from 16 to 17.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.