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1 dead, 14 wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon

Updated: May 30, 2013 3:11PM



One man was killed and at least 14 people -- including a 15-year-old boy -- were hurt in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, authorities said.

Andre Vasquez, 36, was killed and another person was hurt in a shooting in the West Town neighborhood Sunday morning, authorities said.

The shooting happened at 6:04 a.m. near Division Street and Campbell Avenue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

Vasquez, of the 2100 block of North Lawndale Avenue, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Fire Media Affairs said a second person was wounded in the shooting and that both were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

About 2 p.m. Friday, a 15-year-old boy was shot about 2 p.m. Friday in the 6400 block of South Claremont Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Police said he was wounded in the leg and treated in good condition at Holy Cross Hospital.

The most recent shooting occurred about 10:15 p.m. Sunday when a person was shot near the intersection of Jackson and Leavitt in the Near West Side neighborhood.

The person’s age and gender were not immediately available, but authorities said they were taken to an area hospital in good condition.

About 5:15 p.m. Sunday a man was shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. The 39-year-old man was was standing in a building hallway in the 1200 block of West 78th Street when a gunman walked into the building, shot the man and fled, police said.

The 39-year-old suffered a graze wound to the leg but refused medical treatment, police said.

A person was shot about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of West Randolph Street, on the Near West Side.

The male, whose age was not known, was taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County for a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said.

Just before 2:30 a.m., a man was shot in the leg near the intersection of North Huron Street and West Hamlin Avenue, police said. He was also taken to Stroger Hospital, but in “stable” condition.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot in the toe in the 3500 block of West Barry Avenue, police said. He made it on his own to Norwegian-American Hospital, where he was treated in good condition.

Another man walked into a West Side police station after he was shot in the Austin neighborhood about 1:05 a.m., police said. The man, 21, told police at the Austin District police station that he had been shot in the 5400 block of West Monroe Street, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

Late Saturday, a shooting left a 20-year-old man critically wounded in the South Deering neighborhood. He was shot in the back in the 9600 block of South Chappel Avenue and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.

Earlier that afternoon, a woman was shot twice in the leg about 1 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Lafayette in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The 19-year-old woman was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, according to police.

About 3:20 a.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Little Village neighborhood and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai hospital, police said. Another man, 26, was shot in the knee, but refused medical treatment.

About 2 a.m., a man was wounded in a separate shooting in the 5900 block of South Normal Avenue in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, police said.

He was shot in the leg but made it on his own to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers where police were notified. He was in good condition early Saturday.

The weekend’s first shooting happened Friday afternoon about 5 p.m., police said. An 18-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

No one was in custody in connection with any of the shootings as of Monday morning, as area detectives continued to investigate.

An off-duty Chicago police officer also shot a male late Sunday on the Near West Side.

The officer witnessed a group of four males in a car shooting at another group about 10:15 p.m.

The officer shot a passenger in the car after one of them pointed a handgun at him, authorities said.



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