16-year-old boy among 3 wounded in Humboldt Park shooting

Chicago police officers work the scene where three people were shot Monday afternoon in the 1200 block of North Keeler Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

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Three people were shot, including a 16-year-old boy, Monday afternoon in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

They were standing near the sidewalk when someone opened fire around 1 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Keeler Avenue, Chicago police said.

The teenage boy was struck in his leg and taken to St. Mary Hospital in good condition. Two men, 28 and 30, were shot in their stomachs, police said. The 28-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, while the other man was taken to St. Mary Hospital, also in critical condition.

Lily Zepera, 29, who lives nearby, said she was outside when she saw a white Honda drive by and a man get out before opening fire. She said the man jumped back in the vehicle and drove off.

“He pulled up to the corner and just started shooting,” she said. “This is always happening around here, and it’s scary. I just want to move out.”

Police said the victims were not cooperating with officers.

An employee at Pete and Jacks Food and Liquor, who did not want to be named, said he was inside the store when he heard gunfire and ran to lock the door.

“We had customers inside, so I went and locked the door,” he said. “I didn’t want to risk anyone coming in. After a while, I took a look outside to make sure there wasn’t anyone out there and let the customers out.”

He said he heard police sirens shortly after the shooting.

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