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18 Shot in Chicago Weekend Violence

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    At least three people were injured overnight Saturday in shootings across Chicago.

    At least 15 people were injured overnight Sunday and 18 people were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.

    The weekend’s latest shooting took place around 4 a.m. Sunday. Two 21-year-old men were shot in the 3500 block of West Douglas Boulevard after two men walked up to a group they were standing in and fired shots, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

    The two injured men were driving to Mount Sinai Hospital by friends in good condition. One man as shot in the ankle and another was shot in the thigh, police said.

    Thirty minutes earlier, a man was wounded in an attempted robbery, police said.

    A 48-year-old man was entering a home in the 7800 block of South Burnham Avenue when he was approached by two armed men intent on robbing him, Estrada said. The three men engaged in a struggle and the 48-year-old man was shot in the shoulder.

    He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition, police said.

    Around 2:30 a.m. three men were standing on a corner in the 5100 block of West Maypole Avenue when a dark-colored SUV drove up and two men exited the vehicle with handguns. The two armed men fired several shots at the group and three people were injured, Estrada said.

    A 33-year-old man was shot in the foot and back and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition. A 25-year-old man was shot in the back and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital and a 36-year-old man was shot in the right leg and butt and taken in stable condition to Loretto Hospital. The 36-year-old man was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, Estrada said.

    About 20 minutes earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot in the head in the 1600 block of 46th Place.

    The man was passed by a vehicle when a man in the vehicle fired several shots, hitting the victim in the head, Estrada said.

    The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

    Around 1:30 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot while walking in the 7300 block of North Campbell Avenue. The man said he heard shots and felt pain, Estrada said.

    The man was taken to Saint Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to authorities.

    Fifteen minutes earlier, three people were shot in the 7600 block of South Ingleside Avenue. The group was walking on the sidewalk when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone fire at them, police said.

    A 16-year-old girl was shot in the ankle and taken to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition. A 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were both shot in the ankle and taken to Jackson Park Hospital in stable condition.

    Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

    On Saturday, around 9:50 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot by a masked man.

    The 29-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway when a man wearing a mask approached and fired several shots, Estrada said.

    The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with wounds to both thighs and his elbow.

    Just before 9 p.m., three people were shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The three people were on Interstate 94 northbound near 95th Street.

    They drove themselves to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center where they were being treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to state police.

    Earlier Saturday, around 4:15 a.m., a man was shot in the 900 block of West Grand Avenue.

    Police said a 29-year-old man was driving eastbound down the block with two friends when another vehicle drove up alongside the car and an offender fired several shots.

    The man drove to the 1300 block of West Lake where he parked his car and an acquaintance drove him to Rush Hospital for treatment.

    The Chicago Fire Department later transported him to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to his chest, abdomen and arm, according to authorities. He was last listed in good condition.

    Police said the man is a documented gang member and the shooting may have been gang related.

    Less than an hour earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot in the 4100 block of South Western Avenue.

    The man was standing on a sidewalk after leaving a party when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

    The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital by a friend in serious condition with a wound to the left leg.

    On Friday, a 17-year-old man died after he was shot a day earlier.

    Police responded to a call of a person shot in the 3000 block of South Karlov Avenue.

    They found a 17-year-old man unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the back of the head and shoulder.

    The teen was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the teen, Javier Gonzalez, of the 3100 block of South Komensky Avenue, died of his wounds Friday.

    Police said the teen had gang ties and the shooting may have been gang related.