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2 Men Shot In Uptown Run To Sonic Drive-In For Safety

By Josh McGhee | February 14, 2017 6:23am | Updated on February 14, 2017 5:34pm
 Two shooting victims ran into this Sonic Drive-in on Wilson Avenue Monday night.
Two shooting victims ran into this Sonic Drive-in on Wilson Avenue Monday night.
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UPTOWN — A shooting in Uptown sent the victims scrambling into a Sonic Drive-In restaurant Monday evening.

At 7:49 p.m. Monday, a 24-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were in the 4600 block of North Winthrop Avenue when a car drove up and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The 24-year-old was hit in his right leg, and the 17-year-old was struck in his buttocks, police said.

Jose, an employee at Uptown Pizza and BBQ, said he heard about six shots and saw the victims head to the Sonic at 1022 W. Wilson Ave.

An employee at Sonic would not comment on the incident.

Both victims were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, police said.

The shooting marks the second in three days in the neighborhood.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in her leg while in a car in the 1200 block of West Lawrence Avenue early Saturday.

She was taken to Illinois Masonic, where her condition was not given, but she was listed as "stable," police said.