2 Dead, 2 Injured in Englewood Shooting

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    A man and a woman was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, authorities said.

    Northbound Ashland Avenue at 69th Street on the city's south side was shut down for a time after shots were fired in what authorities said was a drive-by.

    A 19-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in an alley near Ashland Avenue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.  He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

    A woman in her 40s was also found at the same location with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in "very critical condition" and later died. 

    Two other gunshot victims were found within a block radius, Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor said. Those victims, both males, were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in "stable" condition.

    Emergency dispatchers reported several calls from the area near Ashland Avenue near 69th Street and Justine Avenue around 5 p.m.

    Earlier information indicated that a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver was grazed in the head by a bullet.  According to a spokeswoman, a bus driver was in the area waiting for a shift change, but was not injured.