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2 killed, 16-year-old boy among 17 others injured in Chicago weekend shooting – NBC Chicago

At least one person was killed and a 16-year-old boy was among 17 others injured in shootings in Chicago from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

  • A man was fatally shot by Chicago police on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly shot officers and seriously injured two people in a chaotic hostage situation near Ford City Mall on the Southwest Side. At approximately 1:15 p.m., officers responded to a call from a shot person in the 4200 block of West Ford City Drive and found a 48-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her neck, the spokesperson said. the police, Tom Ahern. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspected shooter when he barricaded himself in an apartment, Ahern said. The man then fired at the police officers, who were not hit and did not immediately return fire. After a SWAT team initially tried to negotiate with the man and defuse the situation, officers eventually shot him dead, Ahern said. No officers were injured. The man was arrested and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, Ahern said. He has not been identified. A 78-year-old man taken hostage was shot in the shoulder, Ahern said. He and the injured woman were both taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
  • A 22-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of North Bingham Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday when two men opened fire after an argument, police said. He was shot in the chest and taken to Masonic Medical Center in Illinois, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Juan Lopez Mendez by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Around the same time, three men were involved in a shootout with gunmen in a red van in the 900 block of West Cullerton Street, police said. A 47-year-old man was shot multiple times in the body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said. Another man, 34, was shot in the buttocks and a 33-year-old man was shot in the right arm, police said. The two entered Stroger and were listed in fair condition, police said.
  • A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in a Saturday afternoon shooting in Hyde Park. The teenager was on the sidewalk around 3 p.m. in the 800 block of East 54th Street when someone shot him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
  • A man was fatally shot Saturday night on the Dan Ryan Freeway near 71st Street, according to Illinois State Police. Troopers responded to a shooting on the highway around 5:35 p.m. and found the 31-year-old man shot dead, state police said. He was taken to an area hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, officials said.

At least 10 other people were shot and injured in Chicago from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

At least three people were killed and 14 others injured, including a 15-year-old girl and two 17-year-old boys, in Chicago last weekend.

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