2 Dead, 9 Wounded in Overnight Chicago Shootings

Early Saturday, four people were shot while driving in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood

Two people have been killed at least nine others wounded in overnight shootings in Chicago.

The weekend’s first homicide took place around 9:20 p.m. Friday when a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 10600 block of South Yates Avenue.

Police said the man was walking with another man on the sidewalk when an offender walked up and fired shots and him. The man was transported to Trinity Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and right arm but he was later pronounced dead, according to authorities.

Early Saturday, four people were shot while driving in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police said four men were in a vehicle around 3 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Van Buren when they were shot.

The driver managed to flee the scene and stopped at 600 South Sacramento, where they were found by police.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the face and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

A 23-year-old man was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was listed in critical condition with a wound to the upper back.

A 23-year-old man with a wound to the leg was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and a 24-year-old man was also taken to Stroger with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

At least nine others were wounded in non-fatal shootings since Friday evening.

  • Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue. The teen was shot in the neck when someone walked up and opened fire at him. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical but stable condition, police said. Officials believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
  • About an hour earlier, two people were shot in the 809 block of West Jackson in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood. A 24-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital and another 24-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. Details surrounding the shooting weren’t immediately available.
  • At 11:30 p.m., a shooting in the city’s Uptown neighborhood wounded a 34-year-old man. Police said the shooting took place in the 4400 block of North Clifton Avenue. The man told officer he was walking in an alley when two men approached him from behind and fired shots. The man was shot in the hand, upper leg and shoulder and was listed in good condition at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.
  • Twenty minutes earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 1700 block of North McVicker Avenue. The teen told police he was standing on the corner when he heard shots and felt pain. He was driven to West Suburban Medical Center by a friend and was listed in stable condition with a graze wound to the lower left leg.
  • Just before 10 p.m., a 26-year-old man walked into Stroger Hospital with a graze wound to the leg. The man told police he was parked in a car in the 2100 block of South Paulina Street when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside the vehicle opened fire. The man then drove himself to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in good condition.
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