By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Police are investigating two shootings during armed robberies in Lakeview East overnight that took place just hours apart.

Just before 11:30 p.m., two men and a woman were walking in the 600 block of West Buckingham Place when a dark sedan pulled up and several men got out.

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The offenders demanded phones and wallets.

The victims refused, so the men started punching the victims and shot a 28-year-old man. The offenders then took off with the stolen items.

The man who was shot was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital and is expected to recover.

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Nearly two hours later, less than a mile away in the 400 block of West Aldine Avenue, a 30-year-old man was walking when two men got out of a gray car with guns.

The men shot the 30-year-old in the leg before taking his wallet and phone.

The victim is expected to recover.

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Police have not confirmed whether these robberies are connected.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff