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1 killed, 6 wounded in overnight shootings

One man was killed and six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night.

Two men were shot -- one fatally -- about 10:30 p.m. while they were traveling westbound in a vehicle in the 1800 block of West 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood, police said.

One man, 22, was originally taken to University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, but he was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

He died about five hours later, authorities said. His identity was not immediately released.

The other man, 28, was taken to University of Illinois Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said.

Five other people have been shot across the city since Friday night.

Most recently, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg near the intersection of East 75th Street and South Rhodes Avenue in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

About 3:15 a.m. Saturday, the man was shot and taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County with the help of two friends, police said. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition.

Two hours earlier, a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were shot in 1200 block of West 72nd Street in West Englewood. The boy was shot in the chest and listed in serious condition, while the man was shot in the leg and wrist and was listed in “stable” condition, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital.

About 12:45 a.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The men, both 34 years old, were shot while traveling in a light-colored sedan in the 3200 block of West Armitage Avenue, police said. The shooter opened fire from a light-colored SUV.

The driver was struck twice in the head and was listed in critical condition. The other man suffered a graze wound to the head and was listed in “stable” condition, police said. Both men were initially taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, but were later transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said.

The shooting is thought to be gang-related, police added.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.



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