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Aurora men in critical after pair of drive-by shootings

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Daily Herald report

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.

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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