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5 wounded in pair of Near North Side shootings

Three people were shot in the 600 block of West Scott Street and two others were struck in the 800 block of North Cambridge Avenue.

Two people shot in the 800 block of North Cambridge Avenue.
Police investigate the scene where two people were shot in the 800 block of North Cambridge Avenue, June 30, 2019, in River North.
Carly Behm/Sun-Times

Two shootings within a half-hour of each other Sunday on the Near North Side left five people wounded.

Around 12:56 a.m., a large group was involved in a fight in the 600 block of West Scott Street when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. Four men were struck in the incident.

A 49-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and a second man, 22, was struck in the chest, police said. The duo were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The third man, 37, was hit in the lower back and taken to the same hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.

A 41-year-old-man thought to have been wounded in this incident was actually shot in the 1100 block of North Cambridge Avenue, police said.

Less than a half an hour later, two men were shot a few blocks south.

The two 34-year-olds were on the sidewalk about 1:16 a.m. in the 800 block of North Cambridge Avenue when they heard gunfire and realized they were hit, police said.

One man was stuck in the forearm and the other in the leg, police said. Both had their conditions stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

No arrests have been reported in either shooting. Area Central detectives are investigating.

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