Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Chicago Fire Department said it was not acceptable for paramedics to leave a teen unattended after he was shot in the head and severely wounded as they treated others hit by gunfire at a party on the Near West Side this week.

Erin Carey, 17, was among six people who were shot after two cars circled a party in the University Village neighborhood around 4:50 a.m. Monday. A sheet was draped over his body exposing his bare arms, jean cuffs, and boots as paramedics tended to other victims. After about an hour, people at the edge of the crime scene noticed Carey’s arm and leg twitching. It was obvious he was breathing under the sheet.

Paramedics performed chest compressions and took him to Stroger Hospital in very critical condition with a catastrophic wound to the head. A bullet and some fragments were removed from the boy’s head while he was on life support. He was pronounced dead at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday, about 20 hours after he was shot.  A 22-year-old woman was also killed, and four men were injured.

Five ambulances responded to multiple reports of victims at locations around the 1300 block of South Loomis Street. There was no shortage of ambulances at the time.