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7 wounded across Chicago in weekend violence

Updated: November 16, 2013 10:53PM



Seven people have been wounded across the city of Chicago in gun violence this weekend, including three people shot Saturday night on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

They were able to drive themselves to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Illinois State Police, which did not have details about their ages or gender. They were in a vehicle headed north on the Dan Ryan near 59th Street on the city’s South Side just before 9 p.m. when someone in another vehicle opened fire, according to the state police.

The other shootings:

◆ Just before 10 p.m. Saturday in Austin, a 25-year-old man was shot in the hip in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street, police said. He was being taken to a hospital, but his condition was not immediately known, according to the police.

◆ Just after 6:30 p.m. Friday, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the neck while walking with a friend in the 1900 block of East 95th Street in Calumet Heights and taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

◆ Around 4:15 a.m. Saturday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the right arm, chest and abdomen by someone who pulled alongside as he drove in the 500 block of West Grand Avenue in West Town and opened fire. The police said the man drove to the 1300 block of West Lake Street, where an acquaintance got him and drove him to Rush University Medical Center. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

◆ Just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the left side after leaving a party in the 4100 block of South Western Avenue in Brighton Park, police said. A friend took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.



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