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North Chicago shooting victims won’t talk to cops

Updated: January 29, 2013 6:14AM

Victims in two shootings in North Chicago in the past few weeks, including one near a church, are not cooperating with police.

In the first shooting which occurred almost two weeks ago, a man was shot in the leg at night near Queen of Peace Most Blessed Trinity Parish at 14th Street and Lincoln Street.

Police went to see him just last week at Vista Medical Center East, Waukegan, and he refused to talk to officers about who might have shot him, said North Chicago Police Cmdr. George McClary said Friday. He said that victim was still in the hospital because the bullet may have hit an artery.

In the other shooting, on Dec. 14, a man was shot at night near Isaacs Food and Liquors, 2212 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. He was treated at Vista East for two gunshot wounds to the back, but was taken back into custody and is in Lake County Jail after police found he was wanted on a robbery warrant.

“Both are uncooperating subjects,” said McClary.

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