2 teens on West Side among 15 shot, 3 fatally, on New Year’s Day

 Staff report7:29 p.m. CST, January 1, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Two teenagers were shot and seriously wounded this afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, among at least 15 people shot since midnight Monday, three of them fatally, authorities said. Paramedics were called about 4:30 p.m. to the 2600 block of West Chicago Avenue for two people who’d been shot, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
They were both taken in serious to critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, said Langford.

Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said the victims, both males in their teens, were shot in the chest and their conditions had stabilized at Stroger.

Earlier, a man was shot to death in the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue, in what was believed to be the second homicide of the new year.

What appears to have been the third homicide of 2013 took place about two hours after the Champlain killing. About 4:56 p.m. in the Gage Park neighborhood, a man was shot in the chest in a possible drive-by shooting in the 5800 block of South Sacramento Avenue, Zala said about 7 p.m. He had no further details to release.

The man, identified as Devonta Grisson, 19, of the 6700 block of South Artesian Avenue, was declared dead on the scene at 5:05 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

chicagobreaking@tribune.com

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