2 Dead, 10 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

At least two men have been killed and 10 other people injured in shootings across Chicago since midnight Saturday

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014  |  Updated 3:51 PM CDT
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Five people were shot, one of them fatally, while attending a birthday party at a South Side lounge Saturday. Regina Waldroup reports.

Five people were shot, one of them fatally, while attending a birthday party at a South Side lounge Saturday. Regina Waldroup reports.

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At least two men have been killed and 10 other people injured in shootings across Chicago since midnight Saturday.

The latest shooting took place around 12:48 p.m. Sunday when a 42-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 300 block of East 56th Street, according to authorities.

The man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available, police said.

An hour earlier, a 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm in an apparent drive-by shooting.

The teen was walking down the 3700 block of West Augusta Boulevard when he said an offender fired numerous shots at him from a passing red van, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The teen was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, Zala said.

On Saturday, two men were injured while sitting in their cars in the 800 block of South Kolmar Avenue.

Police said the two men were in their vehicle around 8 pm. Saturday when a male offender walked up and fire shots into the vehicle.

A 30-year-old man was shot in both hands and a 26-year-old man was shot in the lower leg. The two drove themselves to Mount Sinai Hospital where they were both treated and released, police said.

Earlier Saturday, a female was sitting in her car when she was shot around 4:45 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Whipple Street. She told officers she heard gunshots and felt pain.

Police said the woman's friends transported her to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and she was later transferred to Stroger Hospital.

The woman was listed in stable condition with gunshot wounds to her stomach and arm, police said.

Just before 3 a.m., police responded to a call of a person shot in the 3800 block of West 26th Street.

A man in his 20s was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound underneath his chin, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Around 1:45 a.m., a 24-year-old man walked into West Suburban Hospital with a wound to his left flank, police said.

Police determined the man was shot in the 5700 block of West Washington Boulevard, where the victim told them he was outside when he heard shots and felt pain.

About an hour earlier, five people were shot, one fatally while attending a birthday party a Chicago lounge, police said.

Police said two uninvited men were escorted out of the lounge by security and shortly after, shots were fired through the door of the lounge, striking five people inside.

Three victims were transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where a 35-year-old man with a wound to the head was pronounced dead.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed the man died, but his named was not being released, pending notification of family members.

A 37-year-old man was a wound to the neck and a 40-year-old man with a wound to the head were both listed in stable condition, according to authorities.

A 34-year-old woman drove herself to Provident Hospital with a graze wound to the neck. She was later transported to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

A 37-year-old man with a graze wound to the arm also transported himself to Provident Hospital where he was treated and released.

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