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Three men injured in Rogers Park gang shooting

Posted by jlivinghouse on October 14, 2012

By Jess Livinghouse

Three men were injured in a gang-related shootout Saturday night in Chicago’s Rogers Park.

The incident began when a 21-year-old man started shooting into a van. He hit and injured two men inside the van. The incident escalated when one of the men inside pulled out a gun and shot the man in the neck and face.

The original shooter was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he is in critical condition.

Here’s the full story from 89 WLS Chicago:

“Three men were hurt — and two of them are under arrest — following a gang-related shootout in the Far North Side Rogers Park neighborhood early Sunday.

The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Morse Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

A 21-year-old man allegedly started shooting into a van, injuring two of the people inside, Greer said. But one of the men shot returned fire, shooting the 21-year-old gunman in the face and neck.

The original gunman was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in serious condition, and is in police custody, Greer said.

The men shot in the van included a 25-year-old man treated in “stable” condition for a gunshot wound to the groin at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and a 30-year-old man who refused medical attention for a graze wound to the buttocks.

One of the two injured men from the van was also arrested following the shootout, which police think may be gang-related, Greer said.

Area North detectives are investigating.”

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