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2 hurt in Humboldt Park shooting

SHARE 2 hurt in Humboldt Park shooting
SHARE 2 hurt in Humboldt Park shooting

Twomenwere wounded, one of them critically, in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Shortly before 1 p.m., the two men — ages 25 and 18 — were riding in a vehicle in the 1000 block of North Avers when a passenger in anothervehicle fired shots at them, according to Chicago police.

The olderman was shot in the face and was taken to Stroger Hospitalin critical condition, police said.The othersuffered a graze wound to the hand and was taken to Stroger in good condition.

Area North detectives were investigating.

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