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Two boys dead among three dead, 18 others hurt in shootings since Friday

Updated: May 20, 2012 1:57AM



A 14-year-old boy, a 12-year-old boy and a man were dead and at least 18 people were wounded in separate shootings since Friday night, police said.

At 8:58 p.m. on Friday, the 14-year-old boy-- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Alejandro Jamie, of the 2900 block of West Pershing Road -- suffered a gunshot wound to the back in the 2600 block of West 35th Place.

He was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m. on Friday at Mount Sinai Hospital, the medical examiner’s office said.

At 10:04 p.m. on Saturday, a 12-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue, police said. The medical examiner’s office had not been notified of the death as of 11 p.m. Saturday. Further details were not immediately available.

At 2:28 a.m. on Saturday, Melvin Jacobs, 23, and five others were shot on a porch in the 11600 block of South Peoria Avenue, authorities said, adding that the victims were among a crowd gathered for a birthday party.

Paramedics took Jacobs, of the 16200 block of South Paulina Street in Markham, to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Also wounded in the same shooting was a 32-year-old man, who was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition. Two other men and a woman were also taken to area hospitals, while a second woman was grazed in the back and refused medical attention.

At least 12 other people were wounded in shootings since Friday night.

In the most recent shooting, a 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 500 block of East 63rd Streeat about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, police said. The man was taken in “stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

At 2:42 a.m., a man was shot in the head in the 2900 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said. His condition was not yet known.

At 11:06 p.m. on Friday, a man in his 20s was shot in the arm in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue, police said. He took himself to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and his injury was not life-threatening.

At 10:05 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the 3200 block of North Keeler Avenue in an apparent drive-by shooting, police said. He was shot in the groin and arm and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in “stable” condition.

Three people were wounded in a possible drive-by shooting at 9:58 p.m. on Friday in the 5600 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said. The 19-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach, and paramedics took her in serious condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

In the same attack, a 26-year-old man was shot in the arm and the leg, and he was taken to Stroger in good condition, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. A 23-year-old woman was shot in the arm and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, he said.

In a separate shooting at 8:37 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the hip in the 600 block of East 79th Street, police said. Paramedics took the man in “stable” condition to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, police said.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings as of early Saturday.



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