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15-year-old boy shot in Austin

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A 15-year-old boy was shot early Tuesday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, hours after a man was wounded in a shooting on the same block.

At 12:23 a.m., the boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of North Lorel when someone in a white vehicle nearby fired shots in his direction, according to Chicago Police.

He was shot in the left hand and taken to Norwegian American Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 3:15 p.m. Monday, a 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting on the same block. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was also stabilized. It was not immediately known whether the shootings were related.

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The group of five, ranging in age from 16 to 33, were on the sidewalk in the 800 block of South Karlov Avenue about 1:30 a.m. when a fight broke out and shots were fired.
The man, whose age was unknown, was on a sidewalk in the 5700 block of South Carpenter Street when someone opened fire, striking him in the head and body.
A woman and man, 27 and 25, were in a car in the 2900 block of West 31st Street about 11:45 p.m. when someone opened fire, police said.