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2 Early Morning Shootings A Day Apart On Same Rogers Park Block

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CHICAGO (STMW) – In the span of just over 24 hours this weekend there were two separate shootings — one which resulted in an accident where several parked cars were struck and four people were injured, and another in which a man walking was struck by gunfire — in the same Rogers Park neighborhood block near the Morse CTA Red Line station.

Early Saturday, four occupants of a van suffered minor injuries when several people in a sport utility vehicle opened fire as they were stopped at a stoplight in the 1500 block of West Morse Avenue at 12:55 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The SUV drove by and made a U-turn in front of the van and several occupants of the SUV jumped out and opened fire on the van, Alfaro said. The driver of the van struck several parked vehicles while fleeing the scene.

The four occupants of the van, three females and one male, did not suffer gunshot wounds but were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.

A little more than 24 hours later a man was shot in the leg and foot during a drive-by on the 1400 block of West Morse.

About 2 a.m. Sunday, a grey sedan drove by and fired shots at a man walking in the 1400 block of West Morse Avenue, police said.

A 27-year-old man was taken in “stable” condition to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston with gunshot wounds to the lower left leg and right foot, according to police.

Area North detectives are investigating both incidents.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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