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4 wounded in shooting near Northwestern’s Chicago campus

All four people were taken to area hospitals where their conditions were stabilized.

Police investigate a crime scene.
Chicago police investigate the scene where four people were shot.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Four people were wounded by gunfire Saturday in a shooting near Northwestern University’s Gold Coast campus on the Near North Side.

Two men were standing outside a red van about 2 a.m. in the 300 block of East Chicago Avenue, Chicago police said. They heard gunfire, saw several vehicles drive away and realized they were hit.

The 28-year-old was shot in both legs, and the 26-year-old was struck in the buttocks, police said. Both went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where their conditions were stabilized.

Two other men who were in the area were also shot, police said. A 28-year-old was grazed in the head, and a 25-year-old was struck in the head. They drove in a silver-colored Toyota sedan to Cermak Road and State Street where they flagged down an ambulance.

The man with the graze wound was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the other man was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. Both of their conditions were stabilized.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

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