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Second Consecutive Night of Shootings Leaves Two Hospitalized

Courtesy of Tony WebsterThree shootings have taken place in two days near Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

Two people were shot early Friday morning near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus following a Thursday shooting near campus which left a man seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

A 17-year-old male was shot in the leg around 3:30 a.m. on the 6500 block of N. Sheridan Road. The offender shot from a black sedan, according to CPD News Affairs Officer Jennifer Bryk.

The victim flagged down a passing car and was transported to Presence St. Francis Hospital and has been reported in good condition.

A 19-year-old male was shot twice in the arm and once in the leg around 3:30 a.m. on the 7000 block of N. Ashland Blvd.

The victim heard the gunshots and then realized he had been shot, according to Bryk. The victim said he didn’t see the offenders or where the shots came from.

He was self-transported to Presence St. Francis Hospital and has been reported in stable condition.

No one is in custody for either incident and Area North Detectives are investigating both shootings.

Loyola Campus Safety sent a crime alert email about the incidents around 8 a.m. Friday and said the location of the shooting was the corner of W. Albion Ave. and N. Winthrop Ave. CPD didn’t have information on a shooting at this location.

According to the email, neither of the victims were affiliated with Loyola.

Campus Safety Sgt. Tim Cunningham referred The Phoenix to CPD for details on the investigation.

It’s unclear if any of the three incidents are connected.

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Mary Norkol is a junior journalism and international studies double major and The Phoenix’s news editor. Mary began as a news writer and worked as assistant news editor during the spring of 2018. She specializes in covering Loyola’s university affairs. A Minnesota native, Mary spends an absurd amount of time arguing with her roommates about how to say “bag.”

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