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Five people were shot in South Shore early Monday evening outside a currency exchange. The offender approached on foot, began firing, and fled. No one was killed, but four of the shooting victims were hospitalized in serious condition.

As of yesterday afternoon, two of the victims were still in serious condition; the condition of the others had been upgraded to good. No one was in custody. A police spokesperson said the shooting may have stemmed from an earlier altercation.

In all, 11 people were shot in Chicago Monday evening and Tuesday morning, all on the south and west sides. None of the shootings were fatal.

Chicago’s high homicide rate has gotten much attention this year. Through November, there’d been 480 homicides here, up 21 percent from 2011.