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14 injured in two separate shootings in the city – NBC Chicago

14 injured in two separate shootings in the city – NBC Chicago

14 injured in two separate shootings in the city – NBC Chicago

Chicago police are investigating after two separate shootings occurred overnight and left more than a dozen people injured.

In both incidents, police were responding to a call about a person shot when they discovered that several victims had suffered gunshot wounds following an exchange of gunfire between two people who fled the scene.

The first incident occurred shortly after midnight in the 1300 block of W. Hastings in the city’s Little Village neighborhood, police said.

Eight people, aged between 18 and 74, were injured, police said.

Four people (a 74-year-old woman, a 31-year-old woman, a 23-year-old man and a 28-year-old man) suffered gunshot wounds to the legs, police said. They were all taken to nearby hospitals and are in stable condition.

A 36-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the groin. His condition was stable, police said.

Three other people, two 18-year-old women and a 19-year-old woman, suffered graze wounds, police said. All victims were in good health.

No one was in custody, police said.

The second shooting took place around 1:45 a.m. in the 100 block of South Menard in the city’s Austin neighborhood, police said.

According to authorities, six people were injured by gunfire. A 25-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital in good condition, while the others — an 18-year-old woman, two 23-year-old men, a 20-year-old woman and a 15-year-old man — were taken to nearby hospitals in good condition.

No one has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

The shootings come on the heels of another mass shooting that took place early in the morning of the July 4 holiday in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood.

In that incident, two adults and a child were killed and two other young children were seriously injured when several people approached a residence and began shooting at the house.

According to Area One Deputy Chief Don Jerome, the shooting is believed to have stemmed from a “personal dispute.” All of the victims are believed to have been inside the residence when the shooting occurred, Jerome said.

“This senseless violence has to stop,” Fifth Ward Councilman Desmon Yancy said during a news conference Thursday. “Personal conflict and guns have become a bad combination. Summer is just beginning. I don’t want to stand in front of another set of microphones and have another discussion about the pain that has been caused in our community.”

According to police, the investigation is still ongoing.