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Aurora men in critical after pair of drive-by shootings

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Two drive-by shootings within roughly an hour of each other Friday night critically injured two Aurora men, authorities said Saturday.

A 33-year-old man sitting on a front porch with two other people on the 600 block of Hinman Street was shot in the neck about 10:15 p.m., according to a city of Aurora news release.

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Shots were fired from an SUV that stopped in front of the house. The man was taken to an Aurora hospital and later transferred for further treatment at a suburban Chicago hospital.

A home north of where the man was shot also was hit by gunfire, but no one was injured, the news release said.

Later Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest as he was standing outside of a home with several people on the 300 block of South Spencer Street about 11:25 p.m., according the news release.

A car, believed to be a black Nissan Altima, stopped in front of the home. The teenager was taken to an Aurora hospital.

There are no suspect descriptions in either shooting. Police have not established a motive or determined whether the shootings are related. They occurred about a half-mile apart. Investigators said they have not ruled out gang ties.

The wounds to both men are considered life-threatening. Both are in critical but stable condition, according to the news release.

Anyone with information should call Aurora police (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to any arrests.

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