2 struck by pellet gun on IIT campus

They were in the 3400 block of South State Street when someone in a gray vehicle fired shots, police said.

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Two men were wounded when someone shot them with a pellet gun Oct. 22, 2019.

Two men were wounded when someone shot them with a pellet gun Oct. 22, 2019.

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Two men were wounded Tuesday when they were hit by a pellet gun at the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

They were walking down the street about 4:50 p.m. in the 3400 block of South State Street when someone in a gray vehicle fired shots, Chicago police said.

A man 18 to 21-years old was struck near the groin area and declined medical treatment, police said. He hasn’t cooperated with investigators.

A 77-year-old man was hit in the back of the head, police said. He was treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center and released.

Officials believe the shots came from a pellet gun, police said. No arrests have been made, and Area Central detectives are investigating.

Illinois Institute of Technology Public Safety didn’t say if either man was a student.

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