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1 dead, 10 wounded in weekend shootings

Updated: February 3, 2014 9:12AM



One man was killed and at least 10 other people have been 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 in the Pilsen neighborhood, police said.

Francisco Rufino, 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, authorities said.

Rufino, of the 1800 block of West 17th, died there at 3:19 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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

Meanwhile, nine other people have been shot across the city since Friday night.

Most recently, a man was shot in the foot in the West Englewood neighborhood Sunday night. The 25-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Hermitage when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in stable condition.


A few hours earlier, a man was shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

The 21-year-old was shot in the 1900 block of South California about 7 p.m., police said. He walked into Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle, where he was listed in good condition.

About 9 p.m. Saturday, a teen boy was shot in the leg, also in West Englewood.

The boy was shot in the 6000 block of South Paulina, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, although his exact age and condition were not immediately available.

Earlier Saturday afternoon, a 23-year-old man was wounded during a gang-related Englewood shooting on the South Side, police said.

He was shot in the chest about 12:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 63rd Street, police said. The man was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 3:15 a.m. Saturday, 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.

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.

Additionally, A man took himself to a hospital after shooting himself in the foot Saturday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The 31-year-old man showed up at Norwegian American Hospital about 10 p.m. and told police he accidentally shot himself in the foot in the 4100 block of West Crystal Street, police said. He was listed in good condition.

The man shot himself while he was attempting to clean a firearm inside his home, police said.



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