10:27 AM CDT, March 15, 2014
Shootings in the West Rogers Park and Heart of Chicago neighborhoods left a woman and man seriously hurt early this morning, police said.
About 3:45 a.m., 38-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of West 21st Place, police said. The man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He was listed in serious condition.
The man, who lives in the area, was walking when he heard someone say something behind him and when he turned he found two males with handguns, police said. The people began shooting at the victim, striking him several times in the upper body including his chest and both arms, police said.
No one was in custody as Area Central detectives investigated, police said.
Earlier this morning, a woman was shot about 2:25 a.m in the 6300 block of North Claremont Avenue, police said.
Police were called to reports of gunfire and a large gang fight in the area and after the crowd dispersed they found a woman on the ground with a head wound, police said.
The woman, whose agae was unavailable, told police she had fallen, but doctors at Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston determined she had been shot, police said.
The woman was in serious but stable condition.
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