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Two wounded in Monday night shootings

Two men were wounded in shootings on the West and Northwest sides Monday night.

Someone shot a 38-year-old man in the 4100 block of West 21st Place in the Lawndale neighborhood about 10:45 p.m. He was left in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital with a wound to his upper leg.

A man was arrested nearby during a traffic stop and is being questioned in connection with the shooting. Police recovered two handguns and said he was driving a stolen car.

Police said a relative of the 38-year-old man received a threatening phone call and then someone fired into the house where the two were.

At the scene, police had taped off a brick two-story home on the south side of the street, just west of an alley that parallels Pulaski Road, and had draped tape around shell casings on the north side of the street.

An SUV sat in the middle of the one-way street, blocking traffic. Its blue lights illuminated the block of two-and three-story graystone apartment buildings common in the Lawndae neighborhood.

The scene is next two a new apartment building with steel over its windows and a burned-out shell of a three-story building that was boarded up. The brick above the boarded windows was stained black. A dumpster sat between the two, surrounded by litter and construction debris.

A sign faced the streets from the corner of 21st Place and Pulaski Road advertising "Future Home of Grace & Glory Tabernacle (Formerly Asia Baptist Church)". The old church's van sat in the lot, parked on grass.

In the Logan Square neighborhood about 9:30 p.m., someone shot a 32-year-old man in the arm. He was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. 

He may have been in a car when he was shot, police said.

pnickeas@tribune.com | Twitter: @PeterNickeas

 

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