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3 Kids Shot, 2 Others Wounded At West Side Barbershop

The shooting happened Thursday evening in the 200 block of North Pulaski Road.

Five people were shot Thursday evening in Garfield Park.
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CHICAGO — Three children — 11, 12 and 16 — were among five people shot at a Garfield Park barbershop Thursday evening.

At 6:15 p.m., two boys or men walked into the business in the 200 block of North Pulaski Road and walked out, police said. The two then took out guns and fired shots at the barbershop.

The victims include:

  • An 11-year-old boy was hit in his back, abdomen and left arm. He was taken to Stroger Hospital.
  • A 12-year-old boy was hit in his right knee and was taken to Stroger Hospital.
  • A 16-year-old boy was hit in his right hip and was taken to Stroger Hospital.
  • A 30-year-old man was hit in his left arm. He took himself to Loretto Hospital.
  • A 40-year-old man was hit in his right thigh and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Conditions for the victims were not available, but all were listed as “stable,” police said.

The 11- and 12-year-old boys, who are brothers, were getting haircuts at Gotcha Faded barbershop, their mother, Cierra Mobley, told the Sun-Times.

The gunmen ran off, going north on Pulaski Road. They were described by police as boys or men.

No one was in custody an investigation was ongoing.