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2 killed, at least 5 wounded in city shootings

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At least two people have been killed and at least five other people wounded in shootings in Chicago since late Thursday morning, according to police.

A male victim was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the scene in the 2700 block of South State Street following an attack about 8:25 p.m. in the Dearborn Homes neighborhood, according to a police media notification. Further details, including the victim’s age, weren’t immediately released.

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot in the 6900 block of South Indiana Avenue in Park Manor neighborhood just after 6:35 p.m., police said in a media notification.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. The man was outside when a Chevrolet Equinox drove up and someone got out and shot him, then fled the scene in the SUV, police said. No one was in custody.

Earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded about 10:45 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue, police said.

According to preliminary reports, the victim was on the sidewalk when a gray sedan pulled up, and someone fired shots. The victim was shot in the back and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

In other shootings:

In the South Loop, a 21-year-old man was shot just after 6:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of South State Street, according to a police media notification. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the left foot and was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was in good condition. He was not cooperating with police.

A little before 6:15 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1500 block of East 67th Place in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The man was not cooperating with investigators, police said.

In the Back of the Yards neighborhood, two teenage boys were shot in an attack about 5:10 p.m., according to police. The boys, ages 16 and 17, were in the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard when they were shot, according to a police media notification. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were in good condition. Police released no information about the circumstances of the shooting.

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