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1 dead, 8 wounded in shootings since Friday night

Updated: June 29, 2013 11:39AM



One person was killed and eight other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

A man was shot to death early Saturday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the South Side.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the head and chest about 4 a.m. in the 100 block of West 116th Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was standing in a group of people on the sidewalk when an unidentified male fired from across the street, police said. The shooter then fled in a light-colored sedan.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the fatality Saturday morning.

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The man was shot while sitting on the porch in the 1400 block of North Springfield Avenue, police said.

A dark-colored 4-door car drove by and someone inside opened fire, shooting him in the upper left shoulder, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

A man was critically wounded Friday night in a shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

He was standing on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of West Arthington Street about 9:10 p.m. when a male shooter approached and started firing, police said.

The man, 18, suffered gunshot wounds to the groin, back and neck and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Earlier Friday, six people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in front of a strip mall in the Uptown neighborhood.

At least one person opened fire from a four-door sedan driving by the group in the 1000 block of West Lawrence Avenue, police said.

The wounded, five of whom were taken to area hospitals by Fire Department ambulances, included an innocent bystander waiting at a bus stop adjacent to the mall at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Sheridan Road.

Nobody was in custody in the shootings as area detectives investigated.



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