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4 dead, 12 injured in weekend violence across city

Updated: November 8, 2013 6:22AM



Four men are dead and at least 12 others have been wounded in violence across the city since Friday afternoon, according to Chicago Police.

Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man in his late 20s was found dead in an alley in the 7600 block of South Carpenter Street around 7:30 a.m. Sunday on the Far South Side. He suffered a laceration to his throat, authorities said.

Authorities aren’t releasing the man’s name pending family notification.

It was the second fatal shooting of the weekend in the city’s Roseland neighborhood.

On Saturday night two men were shot — and one was killed — in an apparent drive-by near 110th and Vernon, authorities.

Police said the two men were standing outside and were shot by someone in a dark-colored SUV around 10:25 p.m.

Arlanders Watkins, 46, who lived near the shooting scene at 109th and Vernon, was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died just after 11 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other man, 21, was shot in the neck and also taken to Christ.

Earlier Saturday, one man was killed and another was wounded when shots were fired in West Pullman, also on the Far South Side.

The two men, both 19, were at 117th and Morgan where a shooter fired on them around 2:20 p.m., authorities said.

Cory Atwater, who lived on the same block where he was shot, was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center, where he died about an hour later, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The other man was shot in the foot, according to police, who said the injury was not life-threatening.

The weekend’s first homicide occurred Friday evening on the West Side, when 36-year-old Louis Wherry was shot to death following an argument with another man in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said.

Authorities said that at around 7:50 p.m., Wherry was in the 400 block of South Central arguing with his killer, who then pulled out a handgun and fired shots as Wherry tried to run away.

Wherry, who lived blocks from where he was killed, was shot in the head and abdomen. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred in the Englewood neighborhood Saturday morning, injuring two men. The two men, ages 22 and 23, were in the 1700 block of West 64th where they were shot around 11:50 a.m., police said.

The 23-year-old man was shot in the chest and listed in serious condition; the 22-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder and was listed in good condition. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital.

At least 10 others were injured in shootings throughout the city.

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



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