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2 killed, 10 injured in shootings across city

Two men were killed and at least 10 people were injured in shootings across the city that started Tuesday evening and continued into this morning, according to police.

In the more recent homicide, about 2:20 a.m. three assailants approached a 42-year-old man in a gangway in the 2000 block of West 70th Street and at least one of them opened fire, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The man, later identified as Dwayne Duckworth of the 8700 block of South Bishop Street, was struck multiple times, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Duckworth was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 3:25 a.m.

Earlier, about 10 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot multiple times after an argument in the 900 block of North Long Avenue, Greer said.

The man fled partway down the street before collapsing, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 10:37 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

He was identified as Miguel Tharpe, of the 2200 block of West Adams Street.

Autopsies for Duckworth and Tharpe are scheduled for today.

In the most recent shooting, about 3:30 a.m. someone fired on two men sitting on a porch in the 6700 block of South Normal Avenue, police said.

One of the men, a 31-year-old, was struck in the arm and taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Heatlh Care Center, where his condition was stabilized. The other man, 30, was shot in the back and taken in serious condition to Stroger.

About 1:30 a.m., a man standing with a group of people was shot multiple times in the 3300 block of West 60th Street, Greer said.

Moments before the shooting, a black Ford Taurus pulled up and someone stepped out and yelled gang gang slogans, Greer said. The group of people standing outside responded with gang slogans, and the newcomer who had stepped out of the Taurus opened fire, striking the man, according to police.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

About 12:45 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 2200 block of East 93rd Street, police said.

The man was taken to Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 9:30 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot multiple times in the torso in the 1600 block of West Howard Street, Greer said, citing preliminary information.

The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. He was listed in good condition, News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said.

A few minutes earlier, about 9:10 p.m., a 23-year-old man arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot, police said. The man told police he had heard shots and felt pain while walking in the 3700 block of West Ogden Avenue, police said. He was listed in good condition.

About 9 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were shot while standing outside in the 1300 block of West 97th Place, Greer said.

Bullets struck the boy in the abdomen and the woman in the shoulder, police said.

Both people were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

About 7:15 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm and buttocks near the intersection of East 75th Street and South Essex Avenue, Greer said. The boy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 19-year-old woman sustained a graze wound to the arm in the same shooting. She was taken to South Shore Hospital, where she was listed in good condition.

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