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2 dead, 7 wounded in weekend shootings

Updated: February 9, 2014 6:09PM



A man and a teenager were killed and at least seven others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Saturday afternoon.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a 17-year-old was shot and killed Sunday afternoon on the Near West Side. He was shot in the head about 4:15 p.m. and was dead at the scene in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, authorities said.

About 5:10 a.m. Sunday, a 42-year-old man was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound in the chest and was dead at the scene in the 4400 block of West Monroe in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

In the most recent nonfatal shooting, three people were shot about 3:08 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of West Columbus Avenue in Ashburn neighborhood, authorities said. A 24-year-old woman was shot in the arm; a 22-year-old man was shot in the hand; and a 23-year-old man was shot in the arm. All are in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

A few minutes before 4 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were sitting in a vehicle in the 2200 block of North Mango Avenue when someone in a dark SUV pulled up and opened fire, police said. The woman was shot in the left wrist and the man was shot in the right buttocks. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

About 2:55 a.m. Sunday, a man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 33-year-old man was standing on a front porch in the 500 block of North Lawler Avenue when a dark-color sedan drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound in his upper right thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital.

About 6:50 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. The man was standing in the doorway of a building in the 7100 block of South South Shore Drive when two male shooters approached on foot and fired at him from the street, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound in his leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings. Area detectives were investigating.



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