2 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings Over Snowy Chicago Night

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    As snow fell on the streets of Chicago overnight, so did violence.

    Shootings across Chicago left at least two men dead and seven others injured during the snowy night.

    Snow Alert Saturday

    [CHI] Snow Alert Saturday
    A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6pm with snow tapering off to flurries this afternoon. Expect 3 to 6 inches in the south suburbs and 1 to 3 inches to the north. (Published Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013)

    The latest shooting took place just after 4 a.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of North St. Louis Avenue when a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg.

    The man told police he was walking down the street when he got into a verbal argument with three men. The group exchanged gang slogans and one of the offenders shot the man in the leg, police said.

    The man ran to his cousin’s house and was transported by a friend to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he was in stable condition.

    Around 3:20 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the 1100 block of West 68th Street.

    The man was standing on a porch when a gunman approached and fired shots, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

    The gunman fled the scene and the victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with wounds to his leg and groin. He was last listed in stable condition.

    Less than 20 minutes earlier, a 37-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car. The man was in a parked car in the 8100 block of South Ingleside Avenue when an offender approached on foot and fired into the vehicle, Estrada said.

    The man was shot in the hit and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, according to authorities.

    Around 1:30 a.m., two people were shot, one of them fatally, in the 300 block of North Central Avenue.

    A 26-year-old man suffered several gunshot wounds to the abdomen and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. He was pronounced dead around 4:30 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

    A second victim, a 25-year-old man, was also shot in the abdomen and is in guarded condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Police said the men were inside a building when a gunman entered with a group of other people. The gunman fired several shots and the victims and fled the scene.

    No one was in custody as of Saturday morning.

    Twenty minutes earlier, police responded to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of East 67th Street.

    A 42-year-old man was found in an alley with multiple gunshot wounds, Estrada said.

    The man was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

    On Friday, three other people were shot.

    A 29-year-old man was shot just before midnight while walking on a sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Laflin Street.

    The man told police he heard several shots from a group of males and was struck in the lower right side of his chest.

    He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, Estrada said.

    Less than 30 minutes earlier, an 18-year-old man was wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting.

    The teen said he was standing with a group of friends on a sidewalk in the 1800 block of North Mozart Street when a light-colored sedan drove by and someone inside the vehicle fired several shots.

    The teen suffered a graze wound to the lower right leg and was taken in good condition to Saint Mary’s Hospital.

    Earlier Friday, a 16-year-old boy was on a street in the 3400 block of West 79th Street around 4:35 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown armed offender who fired several shots and fled.

    The teen was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.