3 Dead, 12 Hurt in Shootings since Friday

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday

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    TK
    NBC 4 New York

    Three men were killed in shootings in Chicago since Friday afternoon, including a man shot while riding in a car on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Gun violence wounded at least 12 other people across the city.

    The expressway shooting happened about 2:10 a.m., and wounded two males riding in a vehicle on I-90/94 between the 18th Street and Canal Street exits, State Police said.

    They drove themselves to Rush University Medical Center, police said. Lavonshay Cooper, 22, of the 4200 block of West Cortez Street, died there less than an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

    Authorities expect the other wounded male would be to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago police said. Details on how the shooting unfolded were not yet clear early Sunday as State Police continue to investigate.

    On Saturday, a man was shot and killed in Englewood about 3:10 p.m., police said. The man was shot multiple times in the abdomen in the 5500 block of South Loomis Boulevard and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, authorities said.

    A suspect was in custody Saturday afternoon, police said. The man shot remains unidentified Sunday morning, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    Earlier Saturday, a man was found shot in the chest at 7 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of North Talman Avenue after responding to a call of a person found unresponsive, police said.

    The 25-year-old man — identified as David Kartzmark of River Grove — was pronounced dead at 7:17 a.m. while en route to Norwegian-American Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 8:10 p.m. Saturday, when a man was shot in a gang-related attack on the Near West Side. He was sitting in a vehicle in the 1800 block of West Maypole when a shooter walked up and started shooting, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the buttocks and was treated and released from John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

    An hour earlier, two men were shot in the 5100 block of West Oakdale Avenue. A 25-year-old man was shot in the back and in critical condition and a 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the wrist, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

    About 11:48 a.m., a man was shot in the 4500 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said. A male, whose age was not immediately known, was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with gunshot wounds in the chest and arm, police said.

    Several hour earlier, about 2:30 a.m., two men were critically hurt in a gang-related shooting in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood, police said. The men were riding in a car in the 4000 block of West Montrose Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside and opened fire, said police. One of the men, age 21, was struck in the back, the other, a 23-year-old, suffered a gunshot wound to the ear. Both are in critical condition.

    About 12:17 a.m., two other men were shot in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood, in the 3800 block of South California Avenue, police said. Both were taken in a gold-colored Honda to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

    Earlier, about 9:20 p.m. Friday, bullets grazed an 18-year-old woman in the back in the 4600 block of North Malden Street in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. Her condition is not known.

    Several hours before in the same neighborhood, a 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said. He was shot about 5:35 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Sheridan Road and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition.

    The weekend’s first shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday, leaving a motorist shot in the chin in the 1000 block of West 47th Street, police said. He was driving westbound in the Southwest Side Back of the Yards when a gunman started firing.

    The man, 58, drove home and called police. He was listed in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

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