2 Dead, 19 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

The latest incident took place around 4:30 a.m. when a 25-year-old man was shot during an apparent robbery

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    At least two people were killed and 19 others wounded in weekend violence across Chicago, officials said.

    The latest incident took place around 4:30 a.m. when a 25-year-old man was shot during an apparent robbery.

    Police said the man was driven to a party in the 13600 block of South Brainard Avenue by a known acquaintance. When he arrived at the location he reportedly offered to pay the driver for the ride, but the driver pulled out a gun and demanded all of the victim’s money. The victim complied but the driver shot him in the left arm and fled the scene in a purple minivan, according to authorities.

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    The victim was taken to St. Margaret Health in Hammond, Ind. for treatment.

    Thirty minutes earlier, two women were shot while sitting in a car near South Parnell Avenue and West 118th Street.

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    The women told police they were inside a car when a dark van pulled alongside and an offender inside the van fired several shots into their car, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

    One woman, 36, was shot in the right abdomen and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition and a 33-year-old woman was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center with a wound to the left arm.

    Around 3:20 a.m. a man was shot in a drive-by shooting in the 2900 block of West Cortland. Police said the man was driving down the street when an offender in a gold car fire shots from behind. The man called 911 and was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Stroger Hospital with a wound to the left hand.

    Three men were shot around 2:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Normal Boulevard, police said.

    The men told police they were standing on the sidewalk when they heard numerous shots and felt pain. A 39-year-old man was struck in the lower left leg, a 42-year-old man was also shot in the lower left leg and right ankle and a 36-year-old man was shot in the left thigh. The men drove themselves to St. Bernard Hospital where they were listed in stable condition.

    About an hour earlier, two people were shot just blocks apart.

    A 23-year-old man was driving southbound in the 700 block of North Green Street in the River West neighborhood when an offender driving northbound in an SUV opened fire on his vehicle, police said. The offender fled the scene and the victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm, called a friend who drove him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

    After the victim was released, police said the friend drove the victim’s car to pick up friends in the 900 block of West Chicago Avenue where an offender in a white car opened fire on him. The man drove himself back to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

    On Saturday, two women were shot while driving in a car on the 600 block of West 104th Street, police said.

    The women said they heard several shots around 10:30 p.m. before they felt pain and realized they were shot.

    The two drove themselves to Roseland Community Hospital.

    A 28-year-old woman was listed in stable condition with a wound to her right foot and a 24-year-old woman was also in stable condition with wounds to her right leg and left knee, Estrada said.

    Minutes earlier, police fired on a suspect in the 7600 block of South Paxton Avenue. Police responded to a call of an armed robbery and began a foot pursuit of the offender. The offender allegedly pointed a gun at police and police then fired at the offender. Initial reports indicated the victim was struck, but it was alter determined that his wounds were not from the shooting.

    Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday police said a 34-year-old man was shot in the 12200 block of South Emerald Avenue. The man was walking on the sidewalk when a man approached and fire at him. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition with wounds to both of his legs.

    Earlier Saturday, a man was shot while walking toward a vehicle at a gas station in the 100 block of West 63rd Street. The 29-year-old man said he was walking toward the car when he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered a gunshot wound to the right forearm and was taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County where he was listed in good condition, according to authorities.

    On Friday, five people were shot and three men were stabbed within 20 minutes in Chicago.

    Police said two people were shot around 7:20 p.m. in an alley in the 4300 block of West Jackson Boulevard. A maroon minivan pulled alongside the two victims and a male offender “engaged in conversation” before producing a handgun and firing several shots in their direction.

    A 52-year-old man was shot in the back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A 53-year-old man was shot in the upper left thigh and was listed in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Police said no one was in custody but Area North detective were investigating the shooting.

    Three minutes earlier, three men were found stabbed in the second floor of a building in the 7800 block of South Bennett Avenue.

    Police responded to a report of a person stabbed and found the three men.

    A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene while a 41-year-old man was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center with wounds to his chest and legs. A 32-year-old man was also stabbed in the hip and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

    Around 7 p.m., three men were shot in the 200 block of South Western Avenue. The men was standing on the street when an offender in a silver Pontiac vehicle drove by and began shooting at them.

    A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were shot in the right foot, and a 19-year-old man was shot in the left leg. All three victims were taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.