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2 Dead, 3 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Since Wednesday

By Tanveer Ali | October 26, 2017 8:29am

CHICAGO — Two people are dead and three others are wounded after shootings in Chicago since Wednesday, police said.

Early Thursday morning, a man was fatally shot in a South Deering alley, police said. 

A man was also killed near Washington Park's namesake park Wednesday afternoon.

In nonfatal shootings:

• At 6:08 p.m. Wednesday in Clearing, a 19-year-old man was shot while walking with a friend in the 6300 block of South Lawler Avenue, just south of Midway Airport, police said. 

He was shot in his right leg by someone in a dark-colored vehicle.

The victim was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

• At 5:20 p.m. in Auburn Gresham, a 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head while in the 7700 block of South Peoria Street, police said. 

He was handling the gun when it accidentally discharged.

The boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

• At 3:15 p.m in Little Village., an 18-year-old man was shot while walking in the 2200 block of South California Avenue, just south of the neighborhood's main commercial district, police said. 

Two attackers approached him and one shot him in his right buttocks and thigh.

The incident may have been gang-related, according to a police source. 

No one is in custody in the incidents.