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Four wounded in weekend violence

Four people were wounded in shootings and stabbings in the city this weekend.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the left leg just after 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of North Waller Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, police said.

The man’s condition, as well as what hospital he was taken to, was not immediately available, police said.

Earlier Saturday, two men were stabbed on the Near North Side.

The first stabbing happened about 3:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Clark Street when a man, believed to be in his 20s, was stabbed in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in an unidentified condition, police said.

About 4 a.m., another man, also believed to be in his 20s, was stabbed in the 600 block of North Clark Street, police said. The man suffered a stab wound to the torso and was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

It was not immediately clear if the two stabbings were related.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg after leaving a party in the 10400 block of South Rhodes Avenue about 12:45 a.m. Saturday, police said. Police think the shooting may have been a drive-by attack because a dark-colored SUV was seen fleeing the area after he was shot.

A family member took the man to Roseland Community Hospital where he was treated in good condition for a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.



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