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Man, 14-year-old boy killed, 15 wounded in weekend shootings

Updated: September 27, 2013 6:26AM

A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.

A 33-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said. He was shot in the head in the 2900 block of East 91st about 3:05 p.m., police said.

He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 4:05 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His identity was not released.

Lavander Hearnes, 14, was shot in the 4000 block of West Wilcox, about a block from a Chicago Public Schools “Safe Passage” route, about 12:20 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. He was standing outside with a group of people when shots rang out, police said. He was taken in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his chest to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 9:04 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

In the most recent nonfatal shooting, a 28-year-old man was shot in the neck about 11:35 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of South Tripp Avenue on the West Side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “guarded” condition.

At least 14 other people were injured in shootings since Friday, including:

◆ A man was wounded in a shooting shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. He was shot in the leg in the 600 block of East 62nd Street, police said.

◆ A 37-year-old man walked into St. Bernard Hospital about 5:50 a.m. Sunday after he was shot in the 9500 block of South State Street in the Roseland neighborhood, police said. He was shot in the right shoulder and left arm, police said.

◆ Three men were shot at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South Green Street on the Near West Side, police said. A 22-year-old man was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound in the right side of his torso, said Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada, a department spokesman. A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. A 21-year-old man was listed in good condition after driving himself to Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left forearm.

◆ A 53-year-old man was shot at 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the 4500 block of South McDowell in Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger hospital with a gunshot wound to the left side of his torso.

◆ An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 6400 block of South Martin Luther King Drive around 4 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was taken to Stroger hospital, police said.

◆ Just minutes earlier, a 29-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were shot in the 7800 block of South Langley in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. The 29-year-old was shot in the stomach and the 22-year-old was shot in the leg, police said. Both were taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings. Detectives were investigating.

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