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2 hurt in Far South Side shootings

A 17-year-old boy was wounded this afternoon in a shooting in the city's South Deering neighborhood, one of at least two people shot on the Far South Side today.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the boy suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg on the 9000 block of South Muskegon Avenue, according to Police News Affairs, citing preliminary information.

The boy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco said.

The boy was standing on the street when an older-model, dark-colored SUV pulled up, and someone got out and fired several shots, hitting the boy in the right thigh, Pacheco said.

Later, in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, a 24-year-old man was shot twice in the neck while riding in a vehicle in the 1600 block of East 95th Street, Pacheco said. Another vehicle pulled up alongside and someone in the second vehicle fired several shots, hitting the man.

The man went to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

No one was in custody for the shooting and Area South detectives were investigating.

News Affairs released no descriptions of the attackers.

dawilliams@tribune.com

Twitter: @neacynewslady

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