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Man shot to death in Woodlawn; 8th killed in Chicago weekend violence

Chicago Police investigate crime scene 4200 block south Wells street where six people had been shot. Friday. November 30 2012

Chicago Police investigate the crime scene in the 4200 block of south Wells street where six people had been shot. Friday. November 30, 2012 I Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

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Updated: January 3, 2013 10:56AM

A man in his 50s died after being shot Sunday evening in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood just before 6 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Blackstone in what may have been a drive-by shooting, police said. He was the eighth person to be killed in violence in the city this weekend.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to head and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The Chicago Transit Authority’s No. 67 bus has been rerouted in both directions as investigators collect details at the scene.

Seven men were shot to death, one was stabbed to death and another 28 people — six of them teenagers — were wounded across the city this weekend.

Earlier Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the lower back about 5:16 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Emerald Avenue, police said.

At 1:15 p.m., a 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the 8300 block of South Kingston. He was taken in “stable” condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

About 12:50 a.m., a woman was shot in a drive-by in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

She was sitting in a parked SUV at North Laramie and West Chicago when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. The 20-year-old was shot in the back of the right leg and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in “stable” condition.

Less than two hours earlier, two people shot two men in a South Shore club Saturday night, then shot a woman down the street as they were running away, police said.

Both shooters walked into the club in the 1400 block of East 75th Street about 10:45 p.m. and opened fire on the patrons inside, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Two men, both 20 years old, were shot inside the club, Alfaro said. The shooters ran out, but started firing again in the 7500 block of South Blackston Ave, leaving a woman shot in both legs and her buttocks.

They fled and are not in police custody early Sunday, Alfaro said.

The woman, 26, was initially taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said.

One man suffered a gunshot wound to the left hand and a graze wound to the back, while the other man had gunshot wounds to the shoulder and leg, police said. Both were initially taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but have since been stabilized.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened at 6:20 p.m. Friday in the 4200 block of South Wells Street. William Lee Martin, 30, of Springfield, was shot by an assailant who emerged from a vacant lot and opened fire at some men gathered on a porch. A bullet went through a window of the building, striking Martin and leaving three other men wounded, the police said.

The other deaths:

◆ Around 7 p.m. Friday, police found Timothy E. Kinds, 32, of the 1100 block of East 81st Place, shot dead in a vacant apartment in the 8200 block of South Dobson Avenue in Chatham on the far South Side.

◆ Around 9:30 p.m. Friday, a man was killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting in Uptown. Aswell Selmon, 46, was shot multiple times not far from his home in the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue, the police said. He died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

◆ In Englewood, a drive-by shooting claimed the life of a 33-year-old man in the 6100 block of South Morgan Street. Tremayne Franklin was killed by shots fired from a passing car just after 11 p.m. Friday, according to the police, who said the shooting appeared to be gang-related.

◆ Around 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Marlon L. Vaughn, 28, was fatally stabbed in the chest in the 1200 block of South Sawyer Avenue in Lawndale. Vaughn, of the 3400 block of West Douglas Boulevard, died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

◆ Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the police found Walter K. Pate, 29, of Riverdale, shot dead inside a vehicle in the 300 block of West 37th Street in Armour Square.

◆ Around 3 p.m. Saturday, Shemara Fitzpatrick, 23, was killed when she
was shot in the chest in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street by someone who drove up, stepped out of a vehicle and opened fire, authorities said.

Fitzpatrick, of the 1100 block of West Grace Street, died at Mount Sinai Hospital. A 34-year-old man was seriously wounded in the same shooting. Among the 20 wounded in shootings were four teenagers:

◆Around 7 p.m. Friday, a 16-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the chest in the 1200 block of South Wood Street, and a 14-year-old boy was hit in the leg in a drive-by shooting in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue about 8 p.m. Both teens were in good condition Saturday.

◆Around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a boy and a girl, both 14 years old, were shot in the 7700 block of South Carpenter Street. The boy was shot in the left leg and buttocks, according to the police, and the girl in the right leg. Both were taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital.

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