2 Dead, 16 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

At least three injured in one incident in West Englewood, authorities said

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    Chicago police investigate a shooting near West 50th and South Wood streets on Friday evening.

    Two people were killed and at least 16 others were wounded in weekend shootings throughout Chicago.

    Police were on the scene early Sunday morning to investigate the weekend's latest homicide after a shooting along the Dan Ryan Expressway killed one man and injured a woman, officials said.

    Three people were driving southbound in a car on the expressway between 71st Street and 75th Street when two people in the vehicle were shot.

    Fredrick Taylor, 27, was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

    The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for a gunshot wound to the chest, authorities said.

    The third passenger was unharmed, state police said.

    Details on the shooting were not immediately available.

    On Saturday, an ambulance witnessed a West Side shootout that killed one man and left another in critical condition.

    The shooting happened shortly after midnight in the 3500 block of West Lake Street when paramedics happened to be passing by and called for police assistance.

    Two men were reportedly shot and both were taken to area hospitals in critical condition.

    One man was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office, who identified the man as 24-year-old Jeremiah Moore. He was pronounced dead at 11:42 p.m. Saturday.

    No officials were injured in the shooting.

    Sunday's first shooting occured around 3:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Washington Boulevard, police said, A 32-year-old man was shot in the hand and taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai.

    Minutes earlier, a man was shot in the right thigh in the 3500 block of W. 5th Avenue and taken to Mount Sinai. He was listed in stable condition, police said.

    On Saturday, a man was shot twice in the left thigh around 9 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Loomis Boulevard. He was take to John H. Stroger Hospital in good condition.

    Earlier, a 30-year-old man was shot around 2:20 p.m. in the 700 block of North Menard Avenue. He drove himself to West Suburban Medical Center and was listed in good condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Sullivan.

    Saturday's first shooting happened when a 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 10600 block of South Lafayette Avenue. Police said the man, who has known gang ties, was in a backyard when a gunman began firing at him.

    The 23-year-old man was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in stable condition. No one is in custody for the shooting, police said.

    Around 4 a.m. Saturday, in the 3500 block of West 28th Street in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood one man shot in the leg and another man shot in the foot.

    On Friday, three to five people were wounded during an evening shooting in the West Englewood, authorities said.

    The shooting happened about 6:50 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 59th Street. Paramedics took one man with multiple gunshot wounds to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition and another man to Holy Cross Hospital in good to fair condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez said. Police said both of those men were in their 20s.

    Police said a third person showed up at Holy Cross Hospital in with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. Fire officials said two more people may have shown up at Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds from the same incident.

    A 19-year-old man was shot in the back and shoulders around 8:18 p.m. Friday in the 5400 block of South Albany Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

    In an unrelated attack in the Austin neighborhood, a male was shot in the ankle about 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of South Lavergne Avenue, police said.

    Earlier, a 15-year-old boy was standing in the 5000 block of West Henderson Street when a white SUV approached and a person got out and shot him about 3:30 p.m., police said.

    The teen is a purported gang member who was shouting gang slogans at the passing SUV, which contained rival gang members, a police source said.

    The boy was shot in the leg and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in good condition, police said.

    No one is in custody but detectives are looking for a group of Hispanic men in a white SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Blazer.

    In the South Shore neighborhood, a teenage boy was shot in the arm about 1:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 75th Street, police said.

    The boy was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

    Ald. James Cappleman (46th Ward) also reported a possibly gang-related shooting Friday night shooting on Sunndyside Avenue between Racine and Magnolia avenues. Police and fire officials could not provide further information.