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3 Shot, Wounded In Uptown During Raging Storm

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Two men and a woman were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the pouring rain Wednesday night, just west of Truman College in the Uptown neighborhood.

The men and woman were in the 1200 block of West Wilson Avenue at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, when a dark-colored van approached and someone inside fired shots at them, police said.

The shooting happened in the midst of the torrential storms overnight, but the blog Uptown Update quipped, "Was that thunder? Nope."

Witnesses left comments on the blog.

"In the middle of the torrential downpour, six loud shots rang out. I went to the window to see what I could see and didn't see a soul outside," one witness wrote on Uptown Update. "After a minute I hear a woman screaming, 'He's been shot!' and I was finally able to see her walking west down Wilson."

Another witness reported calling 911 upon hearing shots fired in the middle of the pouring rain.

"Not 10 minutes earlier was I pondering the fact that with a major storm, the streets of Uptown are safe for once," that witness wrote. "So much for that."

A 24-year-old man was shot in the foot, a 20-year-old man suffered a gun shot wound in the leg, and a 26-year-old woman sustained a graze wound to the calf, police said. They were all taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

No one is in custody as of Thursday morning, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this reprot.

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