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At least four people were killed and 24 others wounded in Chicago gun violence since Friday, police said.
The weekend’s first fatality happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 4400 block of West Adams Street, police said.
Vincent Mayes, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Chicago Police News Affairs did not have further details on the shooting as of Saturday morning.
The latest shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a man was shot in the 5600 block of South Emerald Street. He was transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Media.
Less than an hour earlier, two people were shot in the 1400 block of West 17th Street. A 32-year-old man received a graze wound to the thigh and a 32-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks, Sullivan said. The woman was taken to University of Illinois Hospital.
Two people were shot in separate shootings around 5 a.m., police said.
A 39-year-old man was shot in the back and arm in the 3800 block of West Grenshaw Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Sullivan.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, Sullivan said.
A 20-year-old man was also shot at that time in the 3400 block of West North Avenue. He walked in Norwegian-American Hospital with a wound to the arm, police said.
In a bloody hour overnight Sunday, four people were shot.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen in the 7800 block of South Langely Avenue and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said.
Around 3:10 a.m., a 25-year-old man walked into Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left knee and right leg. He was shot in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue, according to police.
Minutes earlier, two people were injured in a shooting in the 2700 block of West Harrison Street. A 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right arm and a 20-year-old man with a wound to the knee were taken to Stroger Hospital.
Their conditions were not immediately known as of Sunday morning.
Around 12:47 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg. The shooting occurred along Throop Street near 109th Street, police said. The teen was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital.
Less than an hour earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot in the forearm in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue. He was taken to University of Chicago Hospital for treatment, Sullivan said.
Around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot several times in the 6600 block of North Ashland Avenue. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with three gunshot wounds to the abdomen, Sullivan said.
Hours earlier, three people were shot on the city's South Side around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The shooting, which occurred in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue left a 21-year-old man dead and two others in critical condition, police said.
The 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
A 29-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 26-year-old was shot in the wrist in the shooting. Both men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.
Police said the victims had known gang affiliations.
At 3 a.m. Saturday a man was shot in the 1600 block of South Christiana Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, Mirabelli said.
Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old was shot on 61st Street near Ashland Avenue. He was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in stable condition with wounds to the arm and abdomen.
Around 11:15 p.m. Friday, a 28-year-old man was shot in a drive-by shooting in the Galewood neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune. The man was reportedly in stable condition at West Suburban Medical Center with a wound to his thigh.
Minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the 8800 block of South Exchange Avenue, police said.
A little after 8 p.m., two people were in the 2800 block of North Spaulding Avenue, Mirabelli said.
The two victims were transported to area hospitals in critical condition, according to fire officials.
Police had few immediate details surrounding the shooting, but confirmed two men were wounded.
The Tribune reported that a 36-year-old man died in the incident.
One of the victims went inside the home, on the 2900 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue, and their body was later found inside the basement. The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital Friday.
Three others were critically injured, including a 17-year-old girl who was treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for gunshot wounds to the wrist and temple. She was in stable condition as of Saturday morning.
Children playing outside were not injured.
A police source told NBC Chicago the shooting was not believed to be gang-related.
Multiple ambulances were sent to the home after neighbors said they heard what sounded like fireworks. One person said they saw three men arguing outside prior to the shooting.
Earlier Friday, a 22-year-old man walked into the University of Illinois Hospital with a gunshot wound the hand, police said. The man was shot around 7 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Roosevelt Road.
At 6:30 p.m., a woman was shot in the ankle in the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue. She was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in stable condition, officials said.