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2 killed, 13 injured in weekend shootings

Updated: October 8, 2012 7:14AM



Two men were killed and at least 13 people — including three teens — were wounded in shootings since Friday evening.

In one shooting, a woman and a 13-year-old girl were in critical condition after they were shot Sunday afternoon at a gas station in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The 44-year-old woman and the teen were shot about 3:21 p.m. while they sat inside a car at a gas station near 99th Street and Vincennes Avenue, police said.

A uniformed police officer driving home from work witnessed the shooting and followed the shooters to the 9800 block of South Throop, where the officer tried taking three males into custody, police said. The gunmen began firing their weapons at the officer, who returned gunfire, police said. The shootout ended with no injuries, and one of the suspects in custody, police added.

In a murder at 12:53 p.m. Saturday, Hector Cruz, 27, was shot multiple times at Davis Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, authorities said. Cruz and two teenage boys were at the park in the 4300 block of South Marshfield when a man approached and shouted “Saints killer” before he opened fire, according to police and witnesses. Cruz, of the 1700 block of West 43rd, died and two boys — 14 and 15 — were wounded.

In another slaying, at 6:09 p.m. Friday on the South Side, Parrish Flournoy, 23, was riding a bicycle in the 2100 block of East 95th when a man approached him and took the bicycle, police said.

Flournoy chased the man, police said, and the man fatally shot Flournoy, of the 7200 block of South Champlain.



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