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Man walking his dog, 6 others wounded in shootings Thursday

At least six people were wounded in seperate shootings across Chicago since Thursday morning, including a 50-year-old man who was shot while walking his dog in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said.

The man was with his dog in the 1800 block of West 19th Street when a gunman approached and opened fire, striking the man in the stomach and leg about 10:18 p.m., police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police News Affairs officials said, adding that dog was not injured.

About 6:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 700 block of West 50th Place, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

Earlier, a 28-year-old man was shot in the back about 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Springfield, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.

About 1:40 p.m., two people were shot in the 7100 block of South Artesian, police said. A man was shot in the leg and a woman suffered a graze wound to the foot. Both were taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital. Ages for the two victims were not immediately available.

About 9:45 a.m., a 62-year-old man was shot at Ashland and Warren after he heard shots and hit the ground for cover, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition.



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