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7 dead, 22 wounded in shootings since Friday evening

Officers investigate after two men were shot 600 block North Racine early Saturday. / Alex Wroblewski for Sun-Times Media

Officers investigate after two men were shot in the 600 block of North Racine early Saturday. / Alex Wroblewski for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: April 20, 2014 7:33AM

Seven people have been killed and 22 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, including a double homicide with two teenage victims on the South Side.

An 18-year-old and Jordan Means, 16, who lived less than a block away, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The police discovered their bodies just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday inside an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue.

In the other fatal shootings:

◆ A male and female were found shot and killed about 5:05 a.m. Sunday at a residence in the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue, police said. Their names and ages were not immediately available.

◆ A 43-year-old man was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds around 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flourny Street, police said.

◆ Nicholas Ramirez, 19, of the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street, was found shot to death around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of West Hubbard Street. Two vehicles had been involved in a chase on Ashland Avenue, police said. The vehicle driven by the victim eventually hit two other vehicles in the 1600 block of West Hubbard before crashing into a concrete median. A man then fired into the crashed vehicle before driving off east on Hubbard, according to the polic, who said Ramirez died after being shot in the head and a leg.

◆ Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head around 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

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