2 Dead, 12 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013  |  Updated 10:09 AM CDT
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2 Dead, 12 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

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A man was fatally shot on Chicago’s South Side, and was one of at least five people shot across the city overnight, police said.

Two men have been killed, and at least 12 others were wounded in shootings across the city this weekend, police said.

Most recently, a man was shot in an attempted robbery in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood.

The 41-year-old man was outside a residence around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive when an armed offender approached and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Office Michael Sullivan.

The man struggled with the robber and suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, police said.

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the thigh in a possible drive-by shooting, police said.

The teen was in the 9600 block of South Peoria Street when he was shot in the thigh, Sullivan said, but few details surrounding the shooting were available.

The teen was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center where his condition was not known.

An hour earlier, on Saturday, a 17-year-old man was standing on the corner of South Marquette Avenue and 79th street when an armed man approached, police said.

The teen struggled with the armed man before he was shot in the shot in the left hand, Sullivan said.

A friend drove the teen to South Shore Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

Forty minutes earlier, a teen was killed in an apartment building in the 2700 block of East 80th Street, police said.

The shooting happened on the first-floor hallway of the apartment building when someone approached the teen and fired shots, striking him in the head, police said.

The teen was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Around 10:35 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the lower right leg while walking in the 5100 block of South Calumet Avenue.

The man told police he was approached by an armed offender who shot at him.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Sullivan said.

Earlier Saturday, another teen was shot in an apparent drive-by shooting, police said.

A 17-year-old man was left in serious condition after he and several other men were walking in the 7900 block of South Kenwood Avenue around 7:50 p.m. when a white car pulled up and fired shots at the group.

The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for treatment.

About an hour earlier, another drive-by shooting was reported in the 4300 block of South Prairie Avenue, police said.

A 23-year-old man transported himself to University of Chicago Hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower left leg and claimed he was shot in a drive-by shooting, Sullivan said.

The man could not give police a description of the vehicle, however.

Around 6:10 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the lower back in an attempted robbery. The man was in the 1000 block of West 93rd Street when someone approached on foot and told the man he was being robbed, according to authorities.

The man was struck in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

The 34-year-old man was found just after midnight Saturday on a sidewalk in the 2400 block of East 100th Street, according to authorities.

He had multiple gunshot wounds to the left side of his body and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

The man, identified as Jeffrey Whiter, was later pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police are conducting a homicide investigation in connection with the incident, Estrada said.

Less than two hours later, a 20-year-old man was shot after he crashed into a fire hydrant in the 1200 block of 72nd Place. The man said he was exiting his vehicle when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with wounds to the lower left abdomen and was last listed in stable condition, officials said.

Police believe the incident was gang-related.

Around 4:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the left foot, police said.

The man told officers that he was in a car with his friends driving westbound down Roosevelt near Morgan when another car drove up and a passenger fired shots.

The man was shot in the left foot and taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Police said the man is a documented gang member and it appears the shooting was gang-related.

The most recent weekend shooting took place around 6 a.m., when a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.

The man was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

On Friday, a 16-year-old boy was shot around 8 p.m. while walking in the 1100 block of North Central Avenue, police said.

The teen said he was walking down the street when a group of men approached and one of them fired several shots at the teen.

The boy was struck in both legs and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department.

Around 5:45 p.m. Friday, a 17-year-old man was approached by two armed men in the 4700 block of West Adams Street on the city's West Side, police said.

The two men demanded money from the teen and shot him in the left leg. The teen was taken to Loretto Hospital in stable condition, police said.
 

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