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February 23, 2016

Shooting in Hyde Park Leaves Two Victims Wounded

Two victims were shot while driving down the 5400 block of South Harper Avenue at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The suspect fired shots from a passing vehicle and drove west on East 54th Street. The victims are not affiliated with the University.

The victims, a 23-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man, were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The woman suffered a leg injury and the man sustained a graze wound to the head. As of Sunday evening the woman was in good condition and the man was in stable condition.

The Chicago Police Department is investigating the shooting, but the motive and suspect are still unknown.

The Hyde Park victims were two of thirty people in Chicago wounded in shootings over the weekend, according to DNAinfo. This was the first shooting in Hyde Park in 2016. Last year, no shootings occurred in Hyde Park until April, when two took place within eight days.

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