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1 Killed, 15 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

At least 16 people were shot within city limits this weekend, the most recent of whom was fatally pierced by a bullet on a Northwest Side porch.

The 23-year-old man was spotted lying in front of a home at 3:51 a.m. in the Galewood neighborhood’s 2100 block of North Mulligan, according to Chicago police.

He died after being taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with a bullet in his chest, police said. No one was in custody. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the death.

The same hour, two men were wounded while inside parked vehicles during separate shootings in the Southwest Side’s West Elsdon neighborhood.

At 3:48 a.m. a 24-year-old man was shot while sitting in a parked vehicle in the 5300 block of South Kildare, police said. The gunfire came from someone in a white sports-utility vehicle. The 24-year-old was wounded in the chest taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A female sitting with him inside the vehicle, which was parked in an alley, was unharmed.

On the eastern cusp of West Elsdon, one person was in custody after a shooting left an 18-year-old man wounded. The 18-year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle at 3:08 a.m. in the 3700 block of West 56th Street when someone he recognized shot him, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound in his right arm, and his condition stabilized at the hospital. Charges were pending Sunday after officers placed the suspected shooter into custody.

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A man was discovered with a gunshot wound in his face earlier Sunday morning in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 25-year-old was spotted at 12:50 a.m. in the 13200 block of South Evans, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

Late Saturday, an unknown shooter fired at two men who were standing inside an alley in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. At 10:36 p.m., the 35-year-old and 26-year-old men were attacked by a hail of bullets that came from a gray sedan driving past the 3000 block of West Gunnison, police said. They were taken from the alley to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where their conditions were stabilized. The older man was shot in the back, while the other had a gunshot wound in his leg.

Another man was shot about half an hour earlier in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. At 10:07 p.m., someone in a gray sedan fired bullets at the 20-year-old, who was standing on a sidewalk in the 4700 block of West Gladys, police said. He sustained a gunshot wound in his buttocks and showed up afterward at Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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