3 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

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    At least three people have been shot on Chicago’s South and West sides this weekend.

    At least three people have been shot on Chicago’s South and West sides this weekend.

    The most recent shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West 87th Street in the Gresham neighborhood when a man was shot while someone allegedly tried to steal his Mercedes-Benz, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

    A man reportedly approached the 31-year-old owner of the car and ordered him to get out of the vehicle, Officer Mirabelli said.

    The victim then ran away from his car on foot and the carjacker fired at him, police said.

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    Two police officers were injured Saturday while responding to a burglary at a Sam’s Club in Elgin, in which two thieves sent police on a miles long chase into Wisconsin, officials said.

    The offender fled the scene on foot and did not take the vehicle and police are unsure as to the motive of the shooting, Officer Mirabelli said.

    The owner of the Mercedes-Benz suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

    Around 10:35 p.m. a 36-year-old woman buying food from a vendor on Kedzie Avenue near 60th Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when she was shot in the arm, police said.

    She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

    Earlier Saturday, a man was shot in the arm in the 1000 block of North Pulaski Road in Humboldt Park.

    The 22-year-old man was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital in good condition.

    Early Sunday morning a security guard investigating a disturbance at a BP Gas Station on Ontario Street in the River North neighborhood fired at a group of offenders who reportedly tried to run him over with their SUV.

    One of the vehicle’s tires was struck but the offenders still attempted to flee onto the Kennedy Expressway, which led to a police chase.

    Four offenders were taken into custody after they stopped at the Ontario Street Ramp.

    Charges were pending as of Sunday morning.