6 Killed in Weekend Violence

Sunday, Sep 4, 2011  |  Updated 8:21 AM CDT
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6 Killed in Weekend Violence

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Five men were shot to death and one was fatally stabbed in Labor Day weekend violence in Chicago.

On Saturday, a 38-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting while walking on the 6500 block of South California Avenue about 2:50 p.m. on the city's Southwest side.

Two men, ages 18 and 34, were shot and killed while standing in the 2900 block of West Adams Street. A driver pulled out a gun at about 12:45 p.m. Saturday, police said, and shot the men. They were pronounced dead at 1:22 p.m. and 1:25 p.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital.

Earlier Saturday, a 32-year-old man in a wheelchair was struck by a man who walked up to him at 1:45 a.m. on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Division Street. Police said the gunman fired and hit him the neck, head and back.

Two men were stabbed, one killed, in an early Saturday morning fight in Lincoln Park in the 1100 block of West Wrightwood Avenue. One man died of stabs to the chest and abdomen, while the other man, stabbed in the buttocks, survived. 

Weekend violence began Friday when a man was shot and killed while sitting on a Hamilton Park bench in the 10000 block of South Wentworth Avenue. Shots were fired from behind the field house, according to police. He was pronounced dead at 9:36 p.m.

No one is yet in custody in connection to the murders.

STNG Wire contributed to this report.

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