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5 shot in Aurora over Fourth of July weekend

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Five people were shot in west suburban Aurora over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to police.

The last shooting occurred about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday.

A 39-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were in the 500 block of Iowa Avenue when a man walked up and opened fire, police said. The woman was shot in the leg and taken to an Aurora hospital.

The shooter was described as a Hispanic man, about 20 years old, with a stocky build and black hair, police said.

About 2:40 a.m., a 21-year-old man called police and said he’d been shot near the intersection of North and Rosewood avenues, police said.

Upon arrival, officers found him walking in the area with a single gunshot wound “to his upper body,” police said. He told officers he was walking west on North when a man got out of a vehicle and asked him “a gang-related question.”

The victim, scared by the question, ran off and was subsequently shot, police said.

About 10:45 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 1300 block of Grand Boulevard. Before officers arrived, a man and woman, both 32, were driven to an Aurora hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds, police said.

Officers learned the two were in a car near Calhoun and Gran when someone in a passing silver SUV shot them, police said. The man flagged down another vehicle and the driver took the two victims to a hospital.

The man was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. The woman was shot in the neck. Her condition was not disclosed.

The weekend’s first shooting was reported about 2:30 a.m. on July 3, police said.

A 19-year-old man was attending a bonfire in a backyard in the 300 block of Grant Place when two people shot him as they stood in the residence’s driveway, police said. The man was taken to a local hospital and his condition was not disclosed.