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updated: 8/25/2012 9:11 AM

4 killed, 12 wounded in separate Chicago shootings

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Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Four people are dead and at least a dozen wounded following shootings that started Friday afternoon in Chicago.

Police say a gunman firing from a mountain bike killed a 17-year-old boy and injured a woman on the city's South Side. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the teen as Lucian Dreux.

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Police say he was shot in the face and abdomen while standing on a street near the woman who was wounded. She was hit in the thigh.

The Chicago Tribune reports the other shooting victims are 30-year-old Noah Cruz, 34-year-old Phillip McCall and a man in his 20s.

Chicago has seen a rise in homicides this month.

Nineteen people were shot late Thursday and early Friday. Thirteen of them were shot over a 30-minute period.

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