Two Critically Wounded In Aurora Drive-By Shootings

AURORA, Ill. (STMW) — Two Aurora men were critically injured in drive-by shootings in the western suburb Friday night.

The first shooting occurred about 10:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Hinman Street, Aurora police said in a statement. A 33-year-old man was sitting on a front porch with two other people when an SUV stopped in front of the house and someone inside fired shots.

The man was shot in the neck and taken to an Aurora hospital in critical condition, police said. He was later transferred to a suburban Chicago hospital.

The second shooting happened about 11:25 p.m. in the 300 block of South Spencer Street, when a 19-year-old man was standing outside a home with several others, police said. A vehicle, which may have been a black Nissan Altima, stopped in front of the home and someone inside began shooting.

The man was shot in the chest and taken to an Aurora hospital in critical condition, police said.

Police did not know whether the shootings were related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Aurora Police at (630) 256-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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