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2 dead, 5 injured in shootings since midnight

Staff report

4:23 PM CST, January 25, 2014

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Two men have been killed and at least five people were injured in shootings early this morning on the city's West, Northwest and South Sides, according to police.

In one of the shootings, a 35-year-old man was killed and four people were wounded after shots were fired into a lounge in the South Side's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

In a separate fatal shooting, police were called to the 3800 block of West 26th Street about 2:55 a.m. after a report of a person shot. Authorities found a man, believed to be in his 20s, unresponsive on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound underneath his chin, police said.

The man, identified as Jose Nunez, 23, of the 1800 block of North Leavitt Avenue, was declared dead on the scene, according to the Coook County medical examiner's office. Police have launched a homicide investigation.

In the most recent shooting, about 4:45 a.m. Saturday, a woman, age 35, was shot while sitting in a car in the 1700 block of North Whipple Street on the Northwest Side. She was first brought to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and later transferred to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition was stabilized.

The woman was shot in the arm and stomach, police said.

No suspects were in custody in the shootings as of early this morning.

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