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2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Shootings Overnight

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two people have been killed and at least 10 others wounded by gunfire across Chicago since Tuesday evening.

The most recent homicide occurred about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday when 42-year-old Dwayne Duckworth was shot to death in the 2000 block of West 70th Place, authorities said.

Police said he was in a gangway when three men approached him and opened fire. Duckworth, of the 8700 block of South Bishop Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The homicide appeared to be gang-related, according to a police source.

Several hours earlier in the Austin neighborhood, 25-year-old Miguel Tharpe was shot to death about 10 p.m., during an argument in the 900 block of North Long Avenue, authorities said.

Tharpe, of the 2200 block of West Adams Boulevard, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died just after 10:30 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The most recent shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when two men were shot in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. The two, ages 30 and 31, were shot while sitting on a front porch in the 6700 block of South Normal Avenue, police said.

The 31-year-old was shot in the arm and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital in “stable” condition. The 30-year-old was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

About 1:25 a.m., an adult male was shot multiple times in the 3300 block of West 60th Street, police said.

The shooting appears to have been gang-related, police said.

The man was standing with a group gathered on the sidewalk when a car pulled up and an unknown shooter got out and shouted gang slogans. The group on the sidewalk yelled back, and the unknown suspect opened fire, police said.

The man was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 2200 block of East 93rd Street, police said.

He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

About 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 34-year-old man was shot multiple times in the abdomen in the 1600 block of West Howard Street, police said.

Police know little about the circumstances surrounding the shooting because the man was refusing to cooperate with authorities, police said. He was treated at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, but his condition was not yet known.

About 20 minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was in the 3700 block of West Ogden Avenue when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot.

A relative took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

About 9 p.m., a male and a female were shot in the 1300 block of West 97th Place, in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side, police said, citing preliminary information. Authorities believe the male shot may have gang ties.

About 7:15 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm and buttocks in the 7400 block of South Phillips Avenue. He was listed in “stable” condition at an area hospital.

A 19-year-old woman was also injured in the same shooting. She suffered a graze wound to the arm and was taken in good condition to South Shore Hospital, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)