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5 Killed, 11 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Five people are dead and at least 11 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to police.

The weekend’s first fatality occurred at around 3:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 5600 block of South Emerald Avenue in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, authorities said.

A 20-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were sitting in a car when a person in a dark-colored Audi opened fire, striking both victims, according to police. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police, and the man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Most recently, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed while riding in a car on Chicago’s Southwest Side early Sunday, according to police.

The shooting occurred around 6:49 a.m. in the 5100 block of West 47th Street in the city’s LeClaire Courts neighborhood, authorities said. Someone in a white vehicle rear-ended the car in which the teen was a passenger, then opened fire, according to police. The boy, who investigators said they believed was delivering newspapers at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rest of the weekend’s shootings occurred as follows:

Friday

  • Two people were the unintended victims of a shooting at approximately 4 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 7800 block of South Ashland Avenue, according to police. After a physical altercation between two people at a gas station, another person opened fire, officials said. A 28-year-old man was struck in the ankle, and a 13-year-old boy riding a nearby CTA bus was shot in the neck, according to police. The teen was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition, while the man was taken to Holy Cross where his condition was stabilized.
  • At around 11:10 p.m. Friday, two 20-year-old men were shot in the 800 block of West Windsor Avenue, according to police. Authorities said they were walking on the sidewalk when someone in a white vehicle exited the car and opened fire before fleeing eastbound from the scene. One man was shot in the left leg and the other shot in the right leg, officials said. Both were taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where they were listed in stable condition.

Saturday

  • A 39-year-old man was shot just before 9 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of South Wood Street, officials said. He was walking on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. Authorities said he took himself to Stroger Hospital and was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the left ear.
  • Authorities said a man and a woman were killed and another man was wounded in a shooting at around 9:40 p.m. Saturday night. The three victims were traveling southbound in the 5900 block of South Richmond Street when someone opened fire from the sidewalk, according to police. A 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were pronounced dead on the scene, officials said, while a 20-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

Sunday

  • Two people were injured in a shooting in the 10200 block of South Commercial Avenue early Sunday, according to police. Around 12:33 a.m., authorities said the victims were sitting in a parked car in an alley when shots were fired. A 22-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and a 29-year-old man was shot in the left knee, officials said. Both were taken to Trinity Hospital where they were listed in stable condition.
  • Authorities said a man was found dead outside a Humboldt Park home on Chicago’s West Side early Sunday. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 4000 block of West Iowa Street at around 1:54 a.m. to find a man in a driveway with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police, who said he was pronounced dead on the scene.
  • Less than 20 minutes later, a 37-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to police. The victim was walking on the sidewalk in the 2500 block of West Potomac Avenue when someone opened fire from a nearby vehicle, striking him in the chest, authorities said. The victim took himself to St. Mary’s Medical Center and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, according to police.
  • Around 2:23 a.m., a 36-year-old man was walking in the 5500 block of South State Street when a male offender approached on foot and opened fire, according to police. Officials said the victim took himself to Provident Hospital, and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.

In other incidents of violence, a man was found with “severe head trauma” on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Ashland Avenue just before 2 a.m. Sunday, according to police, who said he was pronounced dead on the scene. At around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, a man was stabbed during a fight in the 7000 block of South Jeffery Avenue, according to police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with a stab wound to the abdomen, officials said.

No one is in custody in connection with any of these incidents, according to police, who continue to investigate.

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