6 Dead, 36 Hurt in Holiday Weekend Shootings

The weekend's youngest victim is 7 years old

By Anthony Ponce
|  Monday, May 28, 2012  |  Updated 7:04 AM CDT
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6 Dead, 36 Hurt in Holiday Weekend Shootings

Chicago Police continue investigating dozens of holiday weekend shootings, and with seven more since midnight, the numbers keep going up.

The latest in a string of 40-plus weekend shootings happened around 1:30 a.m. in Albany Park, where police said a man was shot in the face.

By the latest count, a total of six people were killed and 36 were wounded since Friday night. Most of the victims were in stable or good condition, but as of Monday morning six remained in serious or critical condition, including the Albany Park victim.

Police said a 24-year-old man was shot in the face in the 4700 block of North Central Park Avenue. He was standing outside, police said, when someone across the street opened fire, possibly from a gangway.

The man remains in serious condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and so far no one has been arrested.

The weekend's most violent period was an hour-and-a-half stretch early Sunday morning when 13 people were shot in Chicago.

The weekend's youngest victim is a 7-year-old girl shot Saturday afternoon in the arm. She is expected to be OK.

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