5 wounded in shootings, Old Town armed robbery | May 24, 2018

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Welcome to our morning article rounding up crime (and more) happenings from around the Chicago area overnight.

  • Five people were wounded, including two women, in shootings across Chicago on Wednesday night.
  • At around 3:25 a.m., a woman was robbed at gunpoint in Old Town. The 26-year-old woman was walking home when two men walked up to her, displayed a handgun and robbed her, police said.


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A 49-year-old man was in the 2800 block of North Cannon Avenue when a man walked up to him with a gun. The victim grabbed the gun and it went off, wounding him in the torso, police say.
A 46-year-old motorcyclist was traveling north in the 5500 block of South Pulaski Road when a woman in a Chevy SUV turned left and collided with the man, police said. He died at a hospital, authorities say.