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4 dead, 35 injured in weekend shootings

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Updated: April 28, 2014 7:52AM



Four people were killed and at least 35 have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, Chicago Police said.

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood, where a 21-year-old woman was gunned down while riding in a car on Fullerton Avenue near Kedzie Boulevard.

Cindy Bahena, 21, was a back-seat passenger in a car headed eastbound in the 3500 block of West Fullerton Avenue about 12:25 a.m. Sunday when a group of men standing on a sidewalk shouted gang slogans and fired shots, authorities said. Bahena, of the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the male driver of the vehicle is a known gang member, and Bahena was not the intended target of the shooting. No one was in custody Sunday night.

Early Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. About 2 a.m., Jaquez Williams was standing in the 5500 block of West North Avenue when someone approached him and shot him in the head, authorities said. Williams, who lived about a block away, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

About 1:15 a.m. Saturday, a man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

They were in a home in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue when someone outside opened fire.

Martarvian Emery, 21, who was in the kitchen, was shot in the chest, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office. A 19-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound in her leg. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Late Friday, a 32-year-old woman was fatally shot in the West Pullman neighborhood about an hour after attending an anti-violence event.

Police found Leonore Draper in a vehicle with a gunshot wound in her arm in 1300 block of West 116th Street, where officers originally heard gunshots, authorities said. Draper, who lived in the same block, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died, according to the medical examiner’s office.

She was an employee of the Chicago Public Schools, serving as a budget analyst, CPS spokesman Joel Hood said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A 26-year-old man was standing in the 400 block of East 133rd Street about 2 p.m. when someone walked out of a gangway and fired shots, striking the man in his left thigh, police said. The shooter then ran off.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

At least 33 others have been wounded in shootings since the weekend began. No one was in custody for any of the shootings.



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