3 men in custody after shooting in Little Italy

CHICAGO (CBS)– Four men were injured after a shooting in Little Italy near the UIC campus on Monday night.

Police said officers responded to shots fired in the 1000 block of West 14th Street around 10:45 p.m.

Chicago police say gunfire was exchanged between three men, ages 21, 19 and 23. A 37-year-old security guard then began firing as soon as shots were fired in his direction.

The security guard was shot in the arm and skinned. He was transported to a local hospital in good condition.

The 21-year-old was shot in the thigh and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. The 19-year-old was shot in the chest and remains in critical condition.

The 23-year-old was shot in the thigh and knee and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

The three men who initially fired the shots were taken into custody and several weapons were recovered, police said.

Charges are pending.


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