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2 shot about half a mile apart on West Side

About an hour after a man was shot in the 1800 block of South Damen Avenue, another man was shot while walking in the 1800 block of South Laflin Avenue, Chicago police said.

Two people were shot about a half mile apart on the Lower West Side Friday.
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Two people were shot about half a mile apart on the West Side early Friday, one in Heart of Chicago and the other in Pilsen.

A 26-year-old was standing outside in the 1800 block of South Damen Avenue when he was shot in the buttocks just after midnight, Chicago police said.

He was taken to Rush University Medical Center in fair condition, police said.

About an hour later, another man was shot while walking in the 1800 block of Laflin Street, police said.

The 29-year-old was walking in the 1800 block of Laflin Street when he was shot in the abdomen about 1:05 a.m., police said. He was dropped off at Rush and transferred to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, police said.

No one was in custody from either attack.

Around the same time, two men were shot in separate attack in the South Loop.

A 25-year-old man was fighting with someone about 11:45 p.m. in the parking lot of a food store in the 1300 block of South Canal Street when he was shot in the head and hand, police said.

He was taken to Stroger, where he died, police said.

About an hour earlier, in the 1400 block of South Canal Street, a 19-year-old man was shot in his left leg by someone in a passing black SUV, police said.

He was also taken to Stroger, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

Police said the two shootings were not connected.