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Three Critically Wounded In Uptown Shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) - Three people -- including a 13-year-old boy -- were critically wounded in a shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Sunday evening.

The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. at Montrose and Magnolia avenues.

A witness who told police about the shooting was about 60 feet away, walking east on Montrose Avenue at the time and heard about 10 gunshots, then saw a man who appeared to be in his 20s or younger walking east in the middle of Montrose. The witness didn't see if the man was the shooter, but said he had on dark jeans and a dark jacket, and entered a beige late 80s-early 90s model car which then sped off eastbound on Montrose.

Three people, all in serious to critical condition, were injured in the shooting, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.

One was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and one was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. He did not have ages or genders of these victims. A 13-year-old girl was also wounded and in serious to critical condition, Curtis said. She was taken to Children's Memorial Hospital.

All three victims were shot in the legs, and one was also shot in the forearm, a Town Hall District lieutenant said. Police did not have many details as of about 6:10 p.m. They were trying to determine whether the shooting was a drive-by or if someone walked up to the victims on foot then fled, the lieutenant said.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating.

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