2 Dead, 15 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Since Friday

Most recently, a 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded around 4:25 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue

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    Chicago Police officers shoot and kill and man they say pointed a gun at them Saturday morning. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Saturday, Mar 29, 2014)

    Two men were fatally shot and at least 15 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday.

    Most recently, a 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded around 4:25 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.

    The boy was shot in the lower left leg, police said, citing preliminary information. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

    Just before 9 a.m. Saturday, a man, whose age was not immediately known, was fatally shot by Chicago police in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

    Police said the man pointed a gun at an officer during a foot chase in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue.

    The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed a man was killed at that location.

    Less than two hours earlier, a man, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the leg in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

    Circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately known, but the man was shot around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of West Hirsch Street, according to authorities. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where his condition was not known.

    Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva told the Chicago Tribune the man was in serious condition and said a second victim was taken in fair-to-serious condition to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.

    It was not clear how the second victim was wounded.

    Just before 5 a.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot while riding in a car in the 4000 block of West Fullerton Avenue.

    Police said the teen was a passenger in a vehicle when another car drove by and offenders flashed gang signs and shot at their vehicle, police said.

    The teen was struck in the left calf and was taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in good condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

    About an hour earlier, a 17-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.

    The teen approached a residence in the 6800 block of South Throop Street, which he though was his girlfriend’s home, and began knocking on a front window. As he was knocking, someone fired at him from inside the home, Sedevic said.

    The teen fled the scene and realized he was shot in the right thigh. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was listed in stable condition.

    Also in the Englewood neighborhood, two men were shot in an attack around 2 a.m. in the 500 block of West Tremont Street.

    Police said a 21-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 39-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

    Around 12:45 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in near 85th Street and South East End Avenue.

    The teen told police he was walking to a car with his brother when he heard shots and felt pain. He was shot in the hand and reported to be in good condition at Roseland Community Hospital.

    On Friday, at least seven others were shot.

    Around 6:40 p.m. two people, including a FedEx courier, were shot in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side.

    A woman, whom FedEx confirmed was an employee, was shot twice in the leg near 41st and Drexel Boulevard and taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition, police said.

    A 19-year-old man, shot in the left arm, also was transported to Northwestern in serious condition.

    Police said the shooting may be gang-related.

    On Friday afternoon, a 20-year-old man fatally shot in the head, police said.

    Few details were available about the shooting, but authorities said the man was shot around 1:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East 51st Street and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Less than an hour earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 5100 block of South Emerald Avenue.

    The man told police he was walking on the sidewalk when an offender approached him, started an argument, then shot him in the thigh.

    The offender fled on foot and the man was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

    Just after noon, two men were shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood in the 1500 block of West Morse Avenue.

    A 41-year-old man was shot in the right leg and a 25-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said.

    Both victims were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in stable condition.