Two women shot dead in Old Town, not far from where double shooting injured 14-year-old boy last month – NBC Chicago

Two women were shot and wounded in Old Town on the Near North Side early Saturday, just a mile from where a shooting injured a 14-year-old boy last month.

Chicago police officers on foot patrol heard gunshots and found the two women in the first block of West Division Street around 3:15 a.m., police said.

One, 29, was scratched on the head and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. The other, 26, was shot in the left leg and buttocks and was also taken to the North West in good condition.

A suspect was taken into custody after a brief chase and a weapon was recovered, police said. No charges have been announced.

On June 4, about a mile away, a 14-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man were shot in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue, police said. The boy was hit in the abdomen and leg, and the man in the upper chest, police said.

Both attacks took place in the 18th Police District where shootings are up 82% from a year ago and overall crime is up 66%, according to police data.

NBC Chicago

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