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2 killed, 19 wounded in shootings Wednesday in Chicago

Four people were wounded in two shootings around the same time in Englewood.

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Two people were killed, and 19 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday, including a 16-year-old boy gunned down in Roseland on the Far South Side.

The teen was inside a home in the first block of East 113th Place when was shot in the head about 6:05 p.m., Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released.

Less than four hours later, a 21-year-old man was shot and killed in the South Shore neighborhood. He was sitting in a car in the 7500 block of South Chappel Avenue when another car pulled up and someone began firing about 2:20 p.m., police said.

He was struck in the head and neck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Other shootings:

— A 19-year-old man was shot in West Englewood on the South Side. He was walking in the 6700 block of South Wood Street when someone fired from a silver car about 10:50 p.m., police said. The man was struck in the arm and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

— A man and woman were wounded in Hyde Park on the South Side. The two were shot while in a car in the 1700 block of East 57th Street about 9:15 p.m., police said. The 26-year-old man was struck in the chest, shoulder and hand, and was transported in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The woman, 23, was shot in the leg and was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

— Four people were wounded in two shootings around 7 p.m. in Englewood on the South Side.

A 15-year-old boy was in a car in the 1500 block of West 71st Street, when he was shot in the hand about 7 p.m., police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

Around the same time, three men were shot in a drive-by in Englewood. They were standing on the sidewalk about 7 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Ada Street when someone in a passing car fired shots, police said. The group had gotten into an argument with the gunman earlier. A 27-year-old man and two others, 44 and 45, suffered gunshot wounds to the body and were taken to a hospital.

— A man was wounded in Woodlawn on the South Side. He was shot while standing on the sidewalk about 4:35 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue, police said. The 25-year-old was struck in the back and went to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

— A man was wounded in a drive-by in Little Village on the Southwest Side. The 22-year-old was sitting in a car about 2:55 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Western Avenue when another car approached and someone fired shots, police said. He was struck in the hip and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

— Three teens and a man were shot after getting into an argument inside an apartment in Englewood. The four — ages 15, 16, 17 and 22 — were in a second-floor apartment with several other people in the 7200 block of South Princeton Avenue, when someone got into an argument and opened fire about 1:05 a.m., police said. All four were taken to hospitals and listed in serious condition. The 15-year-old was struck in the back of his head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where police initially said he was pronounced dead. But it was later reported that he had been resuscitated. The 16-year-old was shot in his neck and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. The 17-year-old was struck in the left shoulder and brought to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The 22-year-old was struck in the back and groin and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Police initially reported the victims were all teenagers.

Six others were wounded in shootings citywide.

Ten people were shot, two fatally, Tuesday citywide.