Wrigleyville Shooting: Three Wounded Near Wrigley Field

11/10/2010 09:53 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Three men were shot outside of a Taco Bell near Wrigley Field early Wednesday, possibly following a fight at a nearby bar.

About 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the Wild Hare at 3530 N. Clark St. where one man had been stabbed and hit over the head with a chair during a fight, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

An hour later, gunshots erupted outside of a Taco Bell in the 1100 block of West Addison, according to the Chicago Tribune. Two 19-year-old men and a 20-year-old suffered non-life threatening injuries, and told officers they were standing outside the Taco Bell when a gunman approached on foot and opened fire.

The man who was stabbed at the Wild Hare Tuesday night would not cooperate with police, who were trying to determine whether the incidents were linked.

Shootings are rare in Wrigleyville, but Fox Chicago reported earlier this week the possibility of a turf war between area gangs nearby.

Recent graffiti in the area points to a conflict between an existing gang and a new gang, CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman told Fox Chicago. Ceasefire Illinois is an anti-violence group very familiar with gang issues.

The graffiti, he says, is a warning not to infringe on the territory. The gang, Hardiman says, is "letting it be known 'Hey, this is our area. Back up. Don't even think about it.'"

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