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5 dead, at least 15 wounded in city shootings since Friday afternoon, police say

Five people are dead, including two men who were attending a party on the South Side, and at least 15 people were wounded in city shootings since 2 p.m. Friday, Chicago police said.

The latest fatal attack happened shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in the 400 block of South Kostner Avenue. An unidentified male victim was found in a parking lot of a gas station with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Shortly after 3 a.m., two men were fatally wounded and three others were shot at a gathering in the Gresham neighborhood in the 7800 block of South Loomis Boulevard.

According to police, several people were at a gathering when someone began shooting and fled the scene.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the head, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. A 25-year-old man suffered a wound to the shoulder, and was taken in fair condition to the same hospital. A 23-year-old man was shot twice in the right arm, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A 21-year-old man was shot in the head, and was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago. Another 21-year-old man suffered a wound to the shoulder, and was taken in fair condition to Advocate Christ in Oak Lawn. Police later said two people died in the Gresham shooting but did not immediately have information on who was the second deceased victim.

Shortly after 11:45 p.m. Friday, a 32-year-old man was fatally wounded in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood in the 6200 block of West Diversey Avenue.

According to police, officers heard several shots and saw an 18-year-old man running with a rifle. When they placed him under arrest they noticed he had two gunshot wounds to the back and one to the arm. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Officers continued to canvas the area and discovered a 32-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, and he also was taken in critical condition to the same hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Shortly after 2:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was fatally wounded in the Gresham neighborhood in the 7900 block of South Paulina Street.

Initially the man was taken in good condition to Christ Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back, but later pronounced dead.

Police said the man was walking down the street when a vehicle pulled up and two people jumped out, firing at the victim.

In other shootings overnight:

  • About 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a man between the age of 30 to 40 walked into Jackson Park Hospital with a wound to the upper right arm. He refused to give his name or any information, police said.
  • About 1:30 a.m., an 18-year-old man was at home with several friend in the 10900 block of Wabash Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood when he was shot in the neck. He was taken to the University of the Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.
  • Shortly before 12:30 a.m, an 18-year-old man was shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood in 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrance. Police said hen was walking outside when someone in a gray SUV fired shots in his direction. He was shot in the foot, and taken in good condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said.
  • Shortly before midnight Friday, a 55-year-old man was shot while he was walking in an alley in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.Someone approached the man and pulled out a gun. The man tried to run but the man began firing, striking him in the thigh. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.
  • About 11:40 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was driving in the 2500 block of West Polk Street in the Lawndale neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain in then arm. He got himself to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in good condition, police said.
  • Shortly after 10:50 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood in the 7300 block of North Paulina Street. The man told police he was standing outside when he saw a gray Acura circle the block several times. About the fourth time someone inside the vehicle fired shots in his direction, striking him in the foot. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was listed in good condition.
  • About 10:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the Burnside neighborhood in the 800 block of East 89th Street. Police said the man was walking outside when he heard several shots and felt pain in the groin. His condition was stabilized at an area hospital.
  • About 8:15 p.m., three men were shot in the Lawndale neighborhood in the 3900 block of West Fillmore Street. Police said they were standing outside when someone inside a vehicle drove past and began shooting. A 26-year-old man suffered two wounds to each arm, and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. A 20-year-old man was shot in the arm and hand, and was taken to the same hospital in fair condition. A third victim, also 26, suffered two wounds to the back, and was also taken to mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
  • Shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, a 2-year-old girl was shot while she was a passenger in a rear seat traveling in a vehicle in the Little Village neighborhood in the 2800 block of West 26th Street, police said.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings, and detectives were investigating.

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