1 Dead, 10 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Violence

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    A 19-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in a popular Wicker Park bar district, just one block from where another man was shot last week. Susan Carlson reports. (Published Saturday, Sep 14, 2013)

    At least one person was killed and nine others wounded in overnight violence across Chicago Saturday, including a 14-year-old girl caught in a crossfire and a 19-year-old man shot outside a crowded Wicker Park bar.

    The weekend's latest shooting took place around 11:07 p.m. Sunday when a 25-year-old man was shot in the head.

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    The man was in his car in the 8000 block of South Woodlawn Avenue when two gunmen fired shots at him, police said.

    The offenders fled the scene and the man was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

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    4:25 a.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of South Karlov Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.

    A 27-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

    Around 3:10 a.m., a man was standing on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue when a group of men fired shots at him.

    The 29-year-old man was taken to Loretto Hospital with gunshot wound to the right leg, police said.

    Saturday night, a 34-year-old man was shot during a robbery near 79th Street and Greenwood.

    The man was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wounds to the upper right arm and buttocks, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

    Police said a suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting.

    Around 7 p.m., a man in his 20s was shot in the chest in the 600 block of North Kedzie Avenue.

    The man was originally transported in serious condition but was lsisted in stable condition Sunday morning, police said.

    A 19-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday morning in a popular Wicker Park bar district, just one block from where another man was shot last week.

    The shooting took place around 2:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

    Police said they were on a routine patrol of the area when they heard gunshots across from Nick’s Beer Garden.

    Officers found the man with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

    A 29-year-old Chicago man was charged Sunday in the shooting. Police said the shooting stemmed from a verbal argument while the two men were on the sidewalk.

    Three people were being questioned by police, but officials said they did not have any suspects as of Saturday morning.

    Last Friday, two men were shot in the Wicker Park neighborhood after police said two groups of people began attacking each other.

    Witnesses reported hearing between six and 10 gunshots in the 1400 block of North Damen Avenue.

    The two wounded men were taken to area hospitals after the attack, officials said.

    At least five other people were reported injured in gun violence in Chicago this weekend.

    Early Saturday, a person was shot in the abdomen and arm near Damen and Chicago Avenues.

    Police said the shooting took place around 2 a.m. but did not release the person's age or gender.

    The victim was taken in stable condition to an area hospital, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

    Around 11:15 p.m. Friday, two people were injured in a shooting in the 100 block of South Lavergne Street, police said.

    Police said a teen was entering a building when an unknown offender approached from an alley and fired several shots.

    The 17-year-old man walked into West Suburban Medical Center with a graze wound to the groin area, police said, and a 40-year-old woman was taken to Loretto Hospital with a wound to the leg. Both were listed in good condition.

    Police said a 14-year-old girl was caught in a crossfire after two offenders began shooting at another group of offenders around 4:56 p.m. Friday in the 7900 block of South Vernon Avenue.

    The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg. She was last listed in good condition.

    "Last night, for the second time in 24 hours, a CICS Ralph Ellison student was seriously wounded by gunfire," CICS CEO Beth Purvis said in a statement. "We are thankful that both children will recover and pledge to support them and their families emotionally and academically."

    On Thursday, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the back outside Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, in Chicago's southwest side Ashburn neighborhood, following a conversation about gang affiliation, the boy's mother said.

    "As a mother, an educator and a Chicagoan, I am saddened and angered by the violence that our students endure daily," Purvis said.

    Hours earlier, around 1:37 p.m., a 26-year-old man suffered several gunshot wounds to his face and body after an offender opened fire during a verbal altercation in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue, police said.

    The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.