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Flossmoor police believe shooting Thursday was targeted attack

Flossmoor police issued an update Friday afternoon on a shooting incident Thursday that resulted in injuries to two men. Investigators believe victims were targeted and the shooting is related to a previous incident between two groups in nearby communities

Police responded to Travers and Vardon Lanes shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday and discovered two shooting victims, a 21-year-old from Blue Island who was treated at the scene, and a 22-year-old from Chicago Heights who was treated and released from Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Investigators are receiving limited cooperation from the victims, police said. Investigators hope . . .

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