At Least 10 Shot in Overnight Chicago Violence


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At least two people were killed and eight others were wounded in overnight shootings across Chicago Saturday, including two men shot in a Wicker Park, authorities said.

Late Friday, two men were shot in the Wicker Park neighborhood after police said two groups of people began attacking each other.

Witnesses reported hearing between six and 10 gunshots in the 1400 block of North Damen Avenue.

The two wounded men were taken to area hospitals in stable condition, officials said.

The weekend’s first shooting took place around 7:05 a.m. Saturday when police responded to a call of a man down in the 5100 block of North Ellsworth Drive.

A man in his 20s was found shot in the head and was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital, according to Chicago police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

Another fatality took place around 6:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Monroe Street, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side, but details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

Just after 4 a.m. police said a man was shot in the mouth near Garfield Boulevard and Western Avenue.

The man was taken in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital, Sullivan said.

Less than an hour earlier, a teen was left in serious condition after he was shot near 26th Street and Lawndale Avenue.

Police said the man was hanging out of the rear window of a car shouting gang slogans at a group when someone from the group shot him.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.

Around 2:20 a.m. police said a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and buttocks in the 7800 block of South Shore Drive.

Police said the shooter was refused entry into a house party and began firing into the house, striking the victim.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

Just before 2 a.m., a man was shot in the face near the United Center on the city’s near west side.

The man was shot in the 2100 block of West Van Buren Street, but no further details were immediately available, Sullivan said.

Around the same time, a police officer shot someone in the 6300 block of South King Drive.

Police said the officers observed a man firing shots at an unknown target and when they approached him, the man turned towards the officers with his weapon raised.

Officers fired at the man and struck him in the leg.

The man was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was placed into police custody.

No others were injured in the incident and the Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.

Around midnight, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the 3000 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said.

The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right arm and transported herself to Loretto Hospital.

No one was in custody for her shooting as of Saturday morning, officials said.

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