Chicago gun violence

39 Shot, 4 Fatally in Chicago Weekend Shootings

Four people have been killed, and 35 others wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend.

In the latest fatal attack, a man was killed in a shooting near South Chicago on the South Side.

The 30-year-old was in a vehicle about 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the 7900 block of South Brandon Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the chest, back and arms, Chicago police said. He was taken by friends to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Hours earlier, a man was killed and another wounded in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

They were in a vehicle about 7 p.m. in the 12200 block of South Eggleston Avenue when someone walked up and unleashed gunfire, police said.

A 32-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other man, 34, was taken to the same hospital with gunshot wounds to his arm, neck and hand.

On Friday, a 35-year-old woman was fatally shot in South Chicago.

She was in a vehicle about 8:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Yates Boulevard when someone fired shots, striking her in the head, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Guadalupe Lopez, who lived in South Chicago.

Hours earlier, a man was found shot to death in Englewood on the South Side.

About 5:17 p.m., Alexander Fletcher, 28, was found in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 6200 block of South Yale Avenue, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In non-fatal shootings, four people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday in Pullman on the Far South Side.

They were standing on a sidewalk about 12:40 a.m. in the 700 block of East 101st Street when someone fired shots, Chicago police said.

A 28-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the right arm and body and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

A woman, 30, was struck in the right leg and was listed in fair condition, police said. Another woman, 30, suffered a graze wound to the body and was listed in good condition, police said. Both women were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the left foot and received treatment at Stroger Hospital where he was listed in good condition, police said.

Early Saturday morning, six people were wounded in single incident in Gresham.

The group was standing on a sidewalk about 2:15 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Justine Street when an unknown person fired shots, police said.

A 31-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and a 33-year-old woman was grazed in the right leg, police said. Another woman suffered a gunshot wound to the body. They were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and all listed in fair condition.

A 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his armpit area later showed up at the same hospital, police said. He was in critical condition.

Another woman, 33, was struck in the right leg and transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in fair condition, police said.

A 32-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was took himself to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was in fair condition, police said.

At least 24 others have been wounded in citywide shootings since 5 p.m. Friday.

Last weekend, one person was killed and 21 others were hurt in shootings across Chicago.

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