CHICAGO — Five people were injured Tuesday in two separate shootings four hours apart in Bronzeville.
Four people were injured in the first shooting, which occurred in the 3700 block of South Langley Avenue around 5:30 p.m. More details of how the shooting occurred were not available, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.
All of the victims took themselves to Mercy Hospital. A 30-year-old man was the most seriously wounded after he was shot in his neck, chin and chest. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, Alfaro said.
A 22-year-old man was shot in his buttocks, a 40-year-old man was shot in his hip and a 31-year-old woman was shot in her arm. Their conditions were not available, Alfaro said.
The most recent shooting left a 22-year-old man in critical condition at Stroger Hospital about four hours later.
Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the man was standing in the 100 block of East 42nd Street when someone opened fire and then drove off in a white minivan. The 22-year-old man was shot in his legs and abdomen, Alfaro said.
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