Two 16-year-old boys were killed in separate shootings a little more than an hour apart in the city overnight. They were among three people who were fatally wounded in shootings in Chicago since Friday evening.
An argument led to gunfire about 10:46 p.m. on the street at 117th and LaSalle streets, police said.
The incident began when the teens -- ages 16 and 19 -- got into a verbal altercation with at least one offender, who pulled out a handgun, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.
The 16-year-old, identified as Markell Stribling, of 11640 1/2 S. Yale Ave., suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
The 19-year-old was shot in the leg and taken in "stable" condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Gaines said.
According to the medical examiner's office, Stribling was at 11740 S. LaSalle St. when he was shot.
About an hour and 15 minutes later, a gunman came out from an alley and opened fire on a 16-year-old boy on the West Side, fatally wounding him.
About 12:03 a.m. the victim was standing on the sidewalk at Leamington and LeMoyne avenues when a male with a gun emerged from an alley and opened fire, a report from police News Affairs said.
The victim, identified as Terrance Boyed, 16, according to the medical examiner's office, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police. Pronouncement information was not available Saturday morning.
According to unconfirmed dispatch reports, after being shot Boyed collapsed at a gas station on the 5100 block of West North Avenue.
A 32-year-old man died and a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Friday evening in the West Side Garfield Park neighborhood.
At 6:25 p.m., the two walked into Loretto Hospital and said they had been shot in the 4700 block of West Van Buren Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.
The boy was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said.
The man -- identified as Henry Taylor, 32, of an unidentified home address-- suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and was transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m.
Also Friday night, a 9-year-old boy was shot in the back in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood.
The boy was shot about 7:15 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Campbell Avenue, police said. A Chicago Lawn District officer said the boy was 9 years old.
Police said the boy was shot in the back and was taken in "stable" condition to Holy Cross Hospital. The boy was later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he remained in “stable” condition, according to Gaines.
The violence continued into the morning Saturday. About 4:15 a.m. Saturday a man, believed to be about 32 years old, was shot multiple times in the back and arm in the 3000 block of West Fullerton Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. He was in "stable" condition at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.