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2 Dead, 3 Wounded in Wednesday Shootings

By Josh McGhee | February 25, 2015 7:04pm
 The shootings occured Wednesday afternoon in Austin, Humboldt Park and Roseland.
The shootings occured Wednesday afternoon in Austin, Humboldt Park and Roseland.
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CHICAGO — Two separate shootings Wednesday afternoon left two men dead and another two wounded.

Around 3:09 p.m., three men were shot while riding in a car in the 4600 block of West Maypole Avenue in Austin, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police spokesman.

A 19-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition after being shot in his arm and back. He was pronounced dead shortly after, Sweeney said.

A 17-year-old boy was also shot in his face and a 23-year-old man was shot in his arm. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital in an unknown condition, Sweeney said.

All three of the men are documented gang members, police said. The 19-year-old and 23-year-old were convicted felons, Sweeney said.

About ten minutes later, a 26-year-old man was shot while walking in the 600 block of North Trumbull Avenue in Humboldt Park. The man then ran to the 3400 block of West Franklin Street where he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago Police spokesman.

The man is a convicted felon and gang member, Zala said.

Around 4:25 p.m., a 24-year-old man was fatally shot in his back while walking in the 11300 block of South Parnell Avenue in Roseland. The man was taken to Roseland Hospital, where he was pronounced upon his arrival, Sweeney said.

Police had no further details on the shooting.

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