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2 boys, 13 and 16, killed, another boy, 14, wounded

2 boys, 13 and 16, killed and another boy, 14, wounded over 3 hours in Chicago

Two boys, 13 and 16, were killed and another 14-year-old boy was wounded in shootings over three hours Monday on the South Side.

Leonardo Betancourt was riding in an SUV when he was shot in the Back of the Yards around 6:45 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Tuesday afternoon, his family corrected information from the medical examiner’s office on Leonardo’s age, and said the boy was 13 years old.

The SUV was going north in the 4500 block of South Ashland Avenue when someone fired shots, hitting the boy in the back, according to police. The SUV made it to a nearby Chicago firehouse at 4401 S. Ashland, where Betancourt was dropped off, police said. The SUV remained there.

Leonardo was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to Chief Joe Roccasalva, a Fire Department spokesman. He was pronounced dead there less than an hour after he was shot.

The SUV sat parked outside the fire station with a child’s car seat next to it on the ground. Engine 49 left for a call and returned while detectives interviewed witnesses.

A block south, police guarded glass and other evidence where the shooting happened.  The boy lived about six blocks away, in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

Three hours later, two boys ages 14 and 16 were shot at 9:35 p.m. in Englewood, police said. They were walking through an alley in the 7100 block of South Laflin Street when someone walked up and fired shots, police said.

The 16-year-old was shot several times and pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The Cook County medical examiner identified him as Randle Young, of the 1300 block of West 73rd Street. Police initially said he was 15.

The 14-year-old was grazed in the buttocks and went to St. Bernard Hospital. His condition was stabilized.

In another fatal shooting Monday, Robert Roseneau, 28, was hit several times in the Logan Square neighborhood around 10:30 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He was in front of a home in the 2000 block of North Pulaski Road when someone fired shots, police said.

Roseneau, of the 2000 block of North Avers Avenue, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “grave” condition and was later pronounced dead. A suspect was taken into custody and police said they recovered a weapon from the scene.

Other shootings:

• At 11:15 p.m., two men went to St. Bernard Hospital after being shot in Englewood, police said. The men, 23 and 27, were stopped at a red light in the 700 block of West 71st Street when someone fired at them from a nearby sedan. The 23-year-old was shot in the back, and the 27-year-old was shot in the right arm and left leg. Both their conditions were stabilized, and they were expected to be transferred to Stroger Hospital.

• At 9 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was shot in the head in West Pullman. She was riding in a vehicle in the 300 block of East 116th Street when she heard gunfire and felt pain. She went to Advocate Christ Medical Center, and her condition was stabilized.

• At 1:35 p.m., a 24-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in East Garfield Park. He walked into the Harrison District police station after being shot in the 3300 block of West Congress Parkway. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

• At 9:05 a.m., police found a 19-year-old man shot in West Pullman. He had been in an alley in the 12400 block of South Lowe Avenue when a black sedan pulled up and someone inside shot at him, hitting him in the buttocks and back. He ran to Wallace Street and collapsed near the intersection with 124th Street, where emergency responders found him. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

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