Breaking: Armed robbers shoot 2 victims 90 minutes apart in Boystown

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Armed men shot two people in Boystown during separate robberies late Tuesday and early Wednesday, according to initial information from Chicago police. Here is what we have learned so far:

At 11:25 p.m., two men and a woman were walking on the 600 block of West Buckingham when a dark-colored sedan rolled to a stop, and several men got out with handguns, according to a media statement from CPD.

The offenders demanded phones and wallets and then began beating the victims when they failed to comply, police said. One of the robbers fired a gun that struck a 28-year-old man in the buttocks.

Police said the offenders took a 27-year-old woman’s purse and the group’s phones, then fled the scene.

The shooting victim is listed in fair condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The female victim and the other man, also 27-years-old, suffered facial bruising and swelling but refused medical attention, police said.

Then, at 1 a.m., a 30-year-old man was walking when a gray sedan pulled to a stop near him on the 400 block of West Aldine.

Two men stepped out of the car while displaying handguns, shot the man in the leg, and then took a wallet and phone from his pockets before fleeing, police said.

An ambulance took the man to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.

No arrests have been made.

CWBChicago will post updated stories after more information is collected.

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