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2 killed — 1 in shooting on Dan Ryan — at least 17 wounded in weekend gunfire

Updated: July 11, 2013 6:39AM



Two people have been killed and at least 17 others hurt in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon, including a man who was killed when gunfire erupted on the outbound Dan Ryan Expy. early Sunday.

About 1 a.m., three people were in a vehicle on southbound Interstare 94 just south of 71st Street when two of them were hit by bullets. Fredrick Taylor, 27, of Riverdale, was shot and pronounced dead aout 3:15 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.A woman was shot in the chest. She was being treated at Christ, Illinois State Police said. A second man in the vehicle was not hurt. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not yet clear, state police said.

The second deadly shooting this weekend happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on the West Side. Two people were shot in the 3400 block of West Lake Street, near the Green Line L tracks and Garfield Park — not far from a passing ambulance, authorities said.

The ambulance was westbound on Lake Street at the time, as some people were crouching down for cover, said Larry Langford, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. As the paramedics got closer, they heard gunshots and realized they were approaching crossfire, authorities said. They ducked and got to a safe place before calling for police backup, Langford said.

One person was shot in the head, and another was shot in the chest, Langford said. The paramedics who saw the shooting, with help from a second ambulance crew, took them to Stroger Hospital. Jeremiah Moore, 24, who had been shot in the head, died there at 11:42 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Authorities didn’t provide his home address. The person shot in the chest, a male thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, was critically injured, authorities said. No fire department officials were hurt, and no bullets hit the ambulance.

Other violence reported across the city:

◆ A 32-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 4000 block of West Washington about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Greer said.

◆ A 23-year-old man was shot twice in the left thigh in the 6500 block of South Loomis about 9 p.m. Saturday, Chicago Police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

◆ A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg about 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of North Menard, police said. He drove himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition.

◆ Two men shot about 4 a.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of West 28th Street in the Little Village neighborhood. One man shot in the leg and the other in the foot.

◆ A 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks about 12:05 a.m. Saturday in the Roseland neighborhood, police said. The man was standing in a backyard in the 10600 block of South Lafayette when a man approached and opened fire, police said. The injured man was taken to Roseland Hospital.

◆ As many as five people were injured in a shooting about 6:50 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street in West Englewood. Paramedics took one man with multiple gunshot wounds to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and another man to Holy Cross Hospital in good to fair condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Police said both of those men were in their 20s. Chicago Police said a third person showed up at Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. Fire officials said two more people may have shown up at Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds from the same incident.

◆ A 19-year-old man was in critical condition after he was hot multiple times in the chest in a possible drive-by shooting about 8:15 p.m. Friday near Albany and 54th in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said.

◆ A 29-year-old man with gang affiliations was critically wounded about 8 p.m. Friday in the 4500 block of North Magnolia in the Uptown neighborhood. He was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic. Ald. James Cappleman (46th) reported the shooting was possibly gang-related.

◆ A man was shot in the ankle about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of South Lavergne in the Austin neighborhood.

◆ A 15-year-old boy shot about 3:30 p.m. Friday as he was standing in the 5000 block of West Henderson on the Northwest Side when a white SUV approached and a person got out and shot him. The teen was shouting gang slogans at the passing SUV, which contained rival gang members, a police source said. The teen was shot in the leg and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in good condition, police said.

◆ A teenage boy was shot in the arm about 1:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 75th Street in the South Shore neighborhood. The boy was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, police said.



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