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Police Investigating 2 Armed Robberies And Shootings In Lakeview East

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.

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.

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.

Police have not confirmed whether these robberies are connected.

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