12 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

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    A Texas man was shot on Chicago's Mag Mile Saturday night.

    At least 12 people have been wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago, officials said.

    Initial reports indicated one of the weekend's shooting victims was a Texas tourist, who was shot on the city's Mag Mile. Police investigations later determined the man was not shot on the Mag Mile but have not determined where the shooting took place.

    According to preliminary reports, a 48-year-old man was in his vehicle around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of East Superior Street when he heard the rear window of his car shatter. The man was shot in the back and the bullet exited through his chest, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

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    6-year-old Brian Fernandez was shot in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood Wednesday night. He was riding in the backseat of a car when someone opened fire, hitting him in the chest. Police say it appears to be random.

    The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition and no one was in custody for the shooting as of Sunday morning, Sedevic said.

    The Frisco, Texas man was a guest in a hotel in the 200 block of East Walton Street and told officers he was driving a rented 2014 Jeep Patriot at Superior Street and Michigan Avenue, police sources told NBC Chicago.

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    The boy, who is thought to be 5 or 6 years old, was shot in the shoulder about 5:40 p.m. near 56th and Mozart, Chicago Police said.

    The man told police he had the hotel valet park his vehicle and discovered his t-shirt was "wet and full of blood" and he was shot on the left side of his chest and shoulder after he went to his room. He then notified the front desk clerk and police and an ambulance were called to the hotel.

    Police later said the shooting was narcotics related but noted they have not determined the location of the shooting. The incident is still under investigation.

    On Sunday, a man in his 40s was shot during an attempted armed robbery in the 2400 block of East 107th Street.

    The man was shot in the right leg around 4:10 a.m. and treated at Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, Sedevic said.

    Earlier, a man was shot in an apparent gang-related shooting.

    Police said a 23-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk around 11:50 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of East 82nd Street when two men approached on foot and fired several shots. The man was struck in the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Sedevic said.

    Around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 8800 block of South Union Avenue, officials said.

    The teen was walking down the sidewalk when two men approached and exchanged words before firing shots, Sedevic said.

    The teen was struck in the upper right leg and ankle and was transported in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was later stabilized.

    Ten minutes earlier, two people were shot in the 300 block of West 119th Street.

    A 22-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the abdomen and an 18-year-old man was shot in the right arm, Sedevic said.

    The 18-year-old man was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition. It was not clear if the 22-year-old man was treated.

    Around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was reported shot in the 2100 block of North Mulligan Avenue.

    The man was thought to have suffered a graze wound to the head but it was later discovered the wound came from broken glass. The man refused medical attention and was uncooperative with police.

    Earlier Saturday, a 20-year-old man was shot in drive-by shooting on the 4800 block of West Huron Street, police said.

    The man was walking on Huron Street when a black four-door sedan drove by and an occupant fired several shots, striking the victim in the lower leg, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

    The victim was not cooperative with investigators and further details surrounding the shooting were not available, Estrada said.

    Around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man suffered several gunshot wounds in an apparent gang-related shooting, police said.

    An 18-year-old man was standing on the street when an offender approached and fired multiple shots at the teen, striking him in the lower back, chest and face, Estrada said.

    The teen was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but his condition has since been stabilized, police said.

    The teen is a known gang member and the incident appears to be gang-related, Estrada said.

    On Friday, two people were shot inside a South Side restaurant and at least one other person was wounded in a separate shooting, police said.

    The first shooting took place around 7:18 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Commercial Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

    A 25-year-old woman was shot in the head and taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, Sullivan said.

    The 19-year-old’s condition was not immediately known, according to authorities.

    Police said two men walked into JJ Fish & Chicken wearing all black. One of the men pulled out a gun and fired several shots, Sullivan said.

    The men fled on foot and no one was in custody as of Saturday morning.

    Also on the South Side, around 10:30 p.m., a teen was shot in the head in a possible drive-by shooting in the 5900 block of South Talman Avenue, Sullivan said.

    A 19-year-old man showed up at Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head late Friday.

    The teen was standing with a group of friends when a car drove up, shouted gang slogans and fired shots at the group, police said.

    The teen was last listed in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital.

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