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3 dead, 12 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Updated: October 5, 2013 11:41PM



Three men have been killed — each of them shot in the head — and 12 others have been wounded in gun violence across Chicago since Friday afternoon.

Saturday night, one man was killed and another wounded when they were shot just before 10:30 p.m. near East 110th Street and South Vernon Avenue in Roseland on the city’s Far South Side.

The dead man was believed to be in his 30s, Officer Ron Gaines said. The other man, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said.

In the earlier fatal shootings:

◆ A 19-year-old man was killed and another man, also 19, was shot in a foot when gunfire erupted around 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the 11700 block of South Morgan Street in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

The police would not identify either man nor discuss the circumstances of the shooting. The man who was shot in the head died at Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

◆ A 36-year-old man who was shot during an argument Friday night in South Austin later died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The police said Louis Wherry was shot shortly before 8 p.m. Friday by a man he’d been arguing with in the 400 block of South Central Avenue. The man pulled out a handgun and shot Wherry as he tried to run away.

Wherry lived less than three blocks north of where he was shot, the police said.



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