Five wounded in Austin shooting

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Five people were shot Thursday night on the same Austin neighborhood block where at least six more people have been wounded in gunfire since last weekend.

About 9:30 p.m., the group was on a sidewalk in the first block of South Leamington when someone in a passing gray car opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

A 23-year-old man shot in the ankle was taken to Stroger Hospital along with a 23-year-old woman who was shot in the left foot. A 24-year-old man shot in both ankles and the forearm was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, as was a 22-year-old man with graze wounds to both knees. The fifth victim, a 20-year-old woman, took herself to Loretto Hospital with a graze to the right arm.

Police said four of the five victims have documented gang ties. All their conditions were stabilized.

It was the fourth shooting on the block since early Saturday, when a man was shot while driving shortly before a separate triple-shooting. Two more people were shot in another attack early Sunday.

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