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5 dead, at least 21 injured in Chicago weekend shootings – NBC Chicago

Chicago police say five people have died and at least 21 others have been injured in shootings across the city so far this weekend.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported around 6:16 p.m. Friday in the 2300 block of East 71st Street.

Police say a 22-year-old man was riding a scooter when someone driving a Hyundai Sonata hit him. The victim then ran west on 71st Street when a person got out of the Sonata and fired shots, hitting him in the head and chest.

He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Just two hours later in the 600 block of East 60e Street, a 45-year-old man was shot in the chest and police found him lying unresponsive in a park.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Two men were standing on a sidewalk in the first block of West Cermak at around 2:14 a.m. when shots were fired, striking both victims.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene by police.

A second victim, another man, was shot in the back and in the face and taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

No suspects are in custody and area three detectives are investigating.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. Sunday morning, officers responded to a call from a person slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Ada when they discovered a man lying on the passenger side of the car.

Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the left side of the head.

No suspect is in custody at this time.

Just after 1 p.m. in the 12400 block of South Harvard, a 28-year-old man was found unresponsive in the backyard of a residence after being shot multiple times, police say.

Authorities say the man was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation is still ongoing.

Here’s the rest of the weekend’s shoots so far. The suspects are not in custody in any shooting unless otherwise noted.

Sunday –

  • Around midnight in the 9200 block of South Marquette Avenue, a man was sitting on his porch when a van pulled up and a person inside opened fire, hitting him in the hand. Police said the man was transported to an area hospital in good condition.
  • A 34-year-old man was driving in the 3000 block of South Ashland Avenue at approximately 12:11 a.m. when he was shot in the lower back. He was transported to an area hospital in good condition, police said.
  • In the 1300 block of South Sawyer at around 12:36 a.m., a 31-year-old woman was standing on a sidewalk when a verbal altercation broke out near her. According to the police, one of the people then fired shots and was hit in the right leg and ankle. She was hospitalized in good condition.
  • Police say a man was walking in the 200 block of West 75e Street around 3:45 a.m. when a black sedan fired shots, hitting him in the right calf. He was transported to an area hospital in good condition.
  • Around 4:18 a.m. in the 500 block of East 75e Street, three people were standing outside when they were shot. A 51-year-old woman suffered a neck scrape, a 26-year-old woman was shot in the left elbow, and a 30-year-old man suffered a left calf scrape, and all three were hospitalized in good condition.
  • A 45-year-old man was walking the 3500 block of South Damen Avenue at approximately 4:25 a.m. when he was shot in the abdomen and left hip. Police said he was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
  • In the 500 block of East 105e Street around 12:25 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was hit in the arm by a gunshot. She was transported to an area hospital in good condition, police said.

Saturday –

  • Around 00:07 in the 2000 block of East 67e Street, two men were standing on a sidewalk when a person in a black sedan fired shots, police said. A 24-year-old man was shot in the left leg and a 25-year-old man was shot in the right leg. Both were transported to area hospitals in good condition.
  • Police say a 30-year-old man was driving in the 3900 block of West Grand Avenue at around 1:07 a.m. when he was shot by someone in another vehicle. The man was transported to an area hospital in good condition after being shot in the left leg and left arm.
  • A 40-year-old woman was in a vehicle in the 3400 block of West Madison around 1:10 a.m. when shots were fired from another car, hitting her repeatedly. Police said she was taken to an area hospital in fair condition.
  • In the 3300 block of West Augusta at around 4:57 a.m., a 29-year-old man was driving east when a person in a dark-colored SUV fired shots, striking him in the left arm. The man, who also suffered abrasions to his back, was taken to an area hospital in good condition, police said.
  • At around 5:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Southern California, a 40-year-old man was struck in the wrist by gunfire, police said. The man was transported to an area hospital in good condition.
  • Police say a 31-year-old man was standing near an alley in the 500 block of East 72n/a Street around 6:24 p.m. when he was shot in the hand. The man was transported by himself to an area hospital, where he was listed as undamaged.
  • In the 3800 block of West Madison around 8:21 p.m., a 56-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when he was shot four times, police say. The man was transported to an area hospital in good condition.
  • A man was walking on a sidewalk in the 6500 block of South Saint Louis at approximately 11:13 p.m. when he was shot by an individual in a white van. Police said the man was transported to an area hospital in good condition.

Friday –

  • At approximately 5:10 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Washburn, a 30-year-old man was riding his bicycle when he was shot in the abdomen and legs by an unknown assailant. Police said he was taken to an area hospital, where his condition later stabilized.
  • A 23-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 1700 block of West 47e Street around 11:25 p.m. when he was shot in the left leg. Police said he was transported to an area hospital in acceptable condition.

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