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Three people were shot Belmont Cragneighborhood Northwest Side Friday night 6000 block West FullertAvenue. | Alex Wroblewski / Sun-Times

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Updated: July 12, 2014 5:21PM



Two people were killed and at least 21 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in a Chicago Lawn neighborhood apartment on the Southwest Side, where a 50-year-old woman was seriously injured and her son was killed in a domestic-related incident, police said.

About 1:15 a.m. Saturday, a 47-year-old man got into an argument with the mother and son in the 6200 block of South Rockwell Street, left the apartment, returned with a gun and shot both in the chest, police said.

Adarrius Thompson, 27, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He lived in the block where the shooting happened, authorities said.

His mother was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

The exact relationship between the 47-year-old -- who is not in police custody -- and the two others was not immediately known, police said.

Friday night, a man was killed and three other people were injured in a possible drive-by shooting Friday night in the Austin neighborhood.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street, police said. Damien Bryant, 32, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 8:13 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Bryant lived in the block where the shooting happened, authorities said.

A 30-year-old woman who suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the shooting showed up at Loretto Hospital and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

Another male, whose age was not known, was shot in the right arm and refused medical treatment, police said. He did not cooperate with authorities, police said.

A 41-year-old man took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to his hand, police said. He was listed in “stable” condition.

Additionally, a 37-year-old man was taken from the scene of the shooting to West Suburban with a broken foot, police said. He was listed in good condition.

Police believe the shooting may have been a drive-by attack.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 3:20 p.m. Saturday on the North Side.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue, police said. He was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.

About the same time, a man was shot in South Chicago. The 19-year-old man was shot about 3:20 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Escanaba Avenue, police said. Three people approached the man and fired shots, striking him in the left arm. The suspects then drove away in a grey pickup truck, while the man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.

Earlier Saturday, a man was shot and seriously wounded in the North Lawndale neighborhood. The 28-year-old man was in an alley in the 3800 block of West Fillmore Street about 9:55 a.m. when he was shot in the torso, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

About 4:30 a.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 33-year-old man was walking in the 3300 block of West Le Moyne Avenue when a light-colored four-door vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, striking the man in the left leg, police said. He took himself to Norwegian American Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

Less than an hour earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in the South Deering neighborhood. He was found about 3:55 a.m. with several gunshot wounds in a gangway in the 9800 block of South Hoxie Avenue, police said. A relative took him to Advocate Trinity Hospital, and he was later transferred in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

At least 12 other people have been wounded in other citywide shootings since 6 p.m. Friday.



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