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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
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.READ MORE: Chicago Public Schools Cuts COVID-19 Isolation And Quarantine Period For Students, Staff From 10 Days To 5
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.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lightfoot Added To Lawsuit Over Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue In Little Italy
Police have not confirmed whether these robberies are connected.