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Updated: August 19, 2013 7:35AM



Six people were killed and at least 28 others — including a 7-year-old boy — have been injured in shootings across the city since Friday night.

The boy was shot about 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Fifth Avenue and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs. Police said the boy was in good condition.

Outside the hospital, Tavion Jackson’s mother said he was OK. Other relatives said Tavion had just returned from a picnic on his bike and was carrying it up the steps to his home. That’s when a white car pulled up, and two men on the street started shooting at the car and hit Tavion instead, according to the boy’s uncle, who didn’t want to give his name.

The most recent fatal shooting happened at 9:53 p.m. Sunday near 93rd and Elizabeth in the Washinton Heights neighborhood on the South Side. A 27-year-old man was shot in the head and was dead on the scene, police said. A 28-year-old man was shot in the arm and was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

A man died early Sunday, a few hours after he was shot in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said. Berling Robinson, 36, was shot multiple times while he was walking to his vehicle in the 200 block of West 94th Street about 2:10 a.m., authorities said. Robinson, of the 8400 block of West Wentworth Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he died at 5:35 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

At 4:35 a.m. Sunday, four people were shot in the 3800 block of West Adams on the West Side, police said. A 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and died at the scene, police said. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release the man’s name Sunday night. A 20-year-old woman was shot in the head and was in critical condition. And two 20-year-old men were shot in the leg and were taken to an area hospital, police said. Details on circumstances of the attack were not available.

About 11:50 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was found fatally wounded in the 800 block of South Lawndale when officers responded to a call of shots fired, police said. Antione Green, of the 3100 block of West Douglas Boulevard, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Twenty minutes earlier, one man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting in the first block of South Parkside Avenue in the West Side Austin neighborood. Daquan Boyd, who was in his 20s, was declared dead at the scene. The other man, who was thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, was taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound in his hand.

Late Friday in the Hermosa neighborhood, a man was killed and another was critically injuredwhen an argument about beer at a party resulted in a shooting. The About 11:30 p.m., a group of co-workers at the party in the 1800 block of North Pulaski started arguing about beer, police said. The suspect left the party, returned with a handgun and shot two men and pistol-whipped a third person, police said.

Juan De la Fuente, 35, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 2:45 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A 27-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

A 32-year-old man was in custody for the shooting and charges were pending against him, police said.



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