1 Dead, 10 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

Chicago started the month of February with at least six shootings Saturday

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    At least one person has been killed and 10 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday.

    Chicago started the month of February with at least six shootings Saturday.

    Around 12:45 a.m., two men were shot while driving in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood.

    Police said two men were driving west on Armitage Avenue in a light-colored sedan when shots were fired in their direction from a light-colored SUV near Kedzie Avenue.

    The driver of the sedan, a 34-year-old man, was shot twice in the head and listed in critical condition.

    A 34-year-old passenger suffered a graze wound to the head and was listed in stable condition. Both men were transported to Stroger Hospital, police said.

    Both men have known gang ties and the shooting is believed to have been gang-related, officials said.

    Less than an hour later, two men were standing in the 7500 block of South Rhodes Avenue when a dark-colored SUV drove by and someone in the vehicle fired shots, Estrada said.

    A 20-year-old man was shot in the wrist and right leg and suffered a graze wound to the chest, police said. A 16-year-old boy was also shot in the right leg.

    Both victims are in stable condition at Stroger Hospital and the shooting appears to be gang-related, Estrada said.

    Around 3:15 a.m., a 22-year-old man said he was standing on the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain.

    The man was shot in his right leg and taken by two friends to Provident Hospital where he was then transferred to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

    Police said no one is in custody for the shooting and that it appears to be gang-related.

    Around 12:43 p.m. a 21-year-old man was shot in the 1100 block of West 63rd Street in Englewood.

    The man suffered wounds to his chest and arm and was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center ins good condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

    Later Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 5900 South Paulina Street.

    The shooting took place just after 9 p.m. and the boy was shot in the leg. He was treated in good condition at Holy Cross Hospital, police said.

    About an hour later, a man in his 30s accident shot himself in the foot in the 4100 block of West Crystal Street in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.

    The man was treated around 10:15 p.m. in good condition at Norwegian-American Hospital.

    The city ended January with two shootings Friday.

    A man, allegedly attempting to burglarize a home in the 2000 block of West 21st street, was shot by homeowner, police said.

    The offender, believed to be 31 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The shooting remains under investigation, according to authorities.

    Later Friday, two people were shot in the 1800 block of West 19th Street.

    Police said the two men were driving westbound on West 19th Street when they heard multiple shots.

    The 28-year-old driver of the car was shot in the right arm and listed in serious condition at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Office Jose Estrada.

    A 22-year-old passenger was shot in the head and listed in critical condition at University of Illinois Medical Center.

    Officials said the shooting appears to be gang-related.