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Man dead, 6-year-old among 13 others hurt in shootings since Friday

Updated: August 3, 2013 11:14PM



One man was killed and 13 others — including a 6-year-old boy — have been injured in gun violence across the city since Friday night.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about a block away from the Chicago Police Department’s headquarters on the South Side.

Willie Clark, 32, was shot about 12:45 a.m. while standing with a group of people behind a building in the 3600 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A male shooter approached and opened fire, leaving the man with a gunshot wound to the armpit, police said.

Clark, of the 2100 block of East 97th Street, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m.

A shooting in West Garfield Park left a 6-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

The boy was riding in a car with his mother about 11:30 p.m. Friday night in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street when the shots were fired, police said. The child was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.

The most recent shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue, in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.

About 2:55 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.

Five minutes earlier, two women were shot while leaving a house party in the West Englewood neighborhood.

The shooting in the 5600 block of South Ada Street left one woman 19, with a gunshot wound to the arm and another woman, 18, with a graze wound to the hand, police said. Both were taken to Saint Bernard Hospital in good condition.

About 2 a.m., a man was shot in the back in the 5100 block of South Kostner Avenue in the Southwest Side Archer Heights neighborhood. Police said he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition.

A man walked into Rush University Medical Center after he had been shot about 1:50 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He was listed in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, and doctors expected to transfer him to Stroger Hospital.

About 12:30 a.m., a 17-year-old was shot in the groin while arguing with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in the Englewood neighborhood.

The new boyfriend shot the teen in the 7300 block of South Green Street, and the teen was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Friday night, a teen was seriously hurt in a shooting in the West Town neighborhood, in the 1100 block of North Rockwell Street. He was shot twice in the chest about 11:20 p.m., and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

About 7:20 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were both shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. They were injured in the 2300 block of North Melvina Avenue, police said. The younger teen was shot in the leg and arm, while the man suffered a graze wound to the ankle.



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