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Two Shootings Near Loyola Campuses

Courtesy of Tony WebsterThe teens heard gunshots and realized they had been shot, police said.

Two separate shootings occurred near Loyola’s Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses early Saturday morning, police said.

A 53-year-old woman was in Rogers Park at approximately 1:45 a.m. at the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace — 1.6 miles from Lake Shore Campus — about to enter a building when a person began shooting at her, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs officer Roberto Garduno. Garduno said she was shot in the right side of her torso.

She was transported to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in stable condition, according to Garduno, and no one is in custody.

Area North detectives are investigating the incident, Garduno said.

The second incident occurred in the Gold Coast less than half a mile from Loyola’s Water Tower Campus. A 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were standing outside of a red van in the 300 block of East Chicago Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. when they heard gunshots and saw several vehicles fleeing the scene, Garduno said.

Both victims realized they had been wounded — the 28-year-old in both his legs and the 26-year-old in his buttocks, according to Garduno. The two men went nearby to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Garduno said.

Two other men— a 28-year-old and a 25-year-old — were also shot in the same Gold Coast incident, according to Garduno. While unclear if they were shot in the street or in the car, they drove a silver Toyota sedan to South State Street and East Cermak Road when they flagged down a Chicago Fire Department ambulance, Garduno said.

The 28-year-old was grazed in the head and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition, according to Garduno. The 25-year-old was shot in the head and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Garduno said, and is listed in stable condition, Garduno said.

The incident is under investigation by Area Central Detectives, according to Garduno.

Anyone with information about the incidents can call CPD Area North detectives at 312-744-8263, Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380 or 911.

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