Man Shot in Argument About Cell Phone Among 7 Injured in Weekend Violence

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    A 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting Friday night in the Fuller Park neighborhood minutes before a 25-year-old rapper was shot several times while waiting to perform a concert in the Bucktown neighborhood.

    A 30-year-old man is in critical condition Sunday after he shot several times during an argument about a cell phone, police said.

    According to authorities, two men were sitting on a porch around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after attending a party in the 11600 block of South Harvard Avenue when the two got into an argument about the victim's cell phone.

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    One man fired several shots and the victim was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition.

    Police said a 34-year-old man, who was also injured in the shooting, was taken into custody but no charges have been filed.

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    The 34-year-old man was taken to Roseland Hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle and is in good condition.

    On Saturday, police said a 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the 1000 block of North Ridgeway Avenue.

    The teen was walking on the street around 4 p.m. when he was approached by an offender who fired shots and struck him in the arm.

    The victim fled from the shooter and ran to the 800 block of North Hamlin Avenue where he notified police.

    Another teen was also shot in the arm Saturday just a few hours earlier on the city's South Side, officials said.

    Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said a juvenile boy was shot in the arm around 1:25 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of West 68th Place.

    Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

    Earlier this weekend, a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in the Fuller Park neighborhood minutes before a 25-year-old rapper was shot several times while waiting to perform a concert in the Bucktown neighborhood.

    The shootings occurred within 30 minutes of each other Friday.

    Police said a 15-year-old girl was riding in the backseat of a car around 11:15 p.m. in the 500 block of West 43rd Street when she heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

    The teen was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the upper shoulder.

    About 30 minutes later, a 25-year-old man waiting to perform in a rap concert at a club in the 2300 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood was shot several times, according to authorities.

    The man was standing outside of the venue when multiple shots were fired. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, Mirabelli said.

    Earlier Friday, a 25-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the chest after he was shot by someone on a bicycle in the 900 block of East 82nd Street.

    The man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition, officials said. No one is in custody for the shooting.