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Four killed, four injured in weekend violence

Updated: September 21, 2013 4:38PM



Four men were killed and four other people were hurt in shootings stretching from the Gold Coast to the Far South Side since Friday evening.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3 a.m. Saturday on the Near West Side.

Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue and found a 22-year-old man injured on the sidewalk, with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg, police said.

Jamal Coleman, of the 5400 block of West Monroe Street, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died at 3:22 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Another man, 23, later walked in to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and told authorities he had been hurt in the same attack, police said. He said he was outside when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot.

About 11:10 p.m. Friday, a man was killed when a gunman came up behind him in an Englewood alley and started shooting, officials said.

The 37-year-old man was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital where he died at 12:01 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said. His name was not being released Saturday morning.

About 6:30 p.m., a shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood killed a 21-year-old man in the 6600 block of South Honore Street, officials said.

Brenden Temple, of the 4000 block of South Indiana Avenue, was shot once in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died at 7:18 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 6:10 p.m. Friday in the South Shore neighborhood. An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm in the 2200 block of East 71st Street, police said.

Jaleel Pearson, of the 6800 block of South Artesian Avenue, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County about 50 minutes later, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

At least three other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, including a man shot in the Gold Coast during an apparent argument over a parking space.

The 41-year-old man was critically hurt in the 4 a.m. shooting in the 0 to 50 block of East Chestnut Street, police said. He was shot in the abdomen and taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, officials said. The male suspect fled in a white car and is not in custody Saturday morning.

A separate shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood about 1:25 a.m. left a 30-year-old old man seriously hurt, police said.

The man was exiting the driver’s side of a vehicle in the 1200 block of South Kedvale Avenue about 1:25 a.m. when somebody in a passing vehicle shot at him, police said.

The man was shot multiple times in the abdomen, arms and legs and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

The most recent shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A 51-year-old man was in the 11800 block of South Lowe Avenue about 5:35 a.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot, police said.

He was shot in the abdomen area and taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings Saturday morning as area detectives investigate.



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