Chicago Violence

2 Killed, 8 Wounded in Shootings Across Chicago in First 12 Hours of Holiday Weekend

Two people were killed and at least eight more, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings on Chicago's South and West Sides to start the Presidents Day holiday weekend, according to police.

The latest killing happened about 4:30 a.m. in Back of the Yards, where officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 4500 block of South Wood and found a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his head being put into a vehicle by several friends. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the witnesses were uncooperative, police said.

Two men wounded in the same attack, ages 26 and 32, later showed up in good condition at Stroger Hospital, the older shot in both legs and the younger in the hand, police said.

Less than two hours earlier in the same neighborhood, officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 5000 block of South Ashland about 3 a.m. found a 23-year-old man inside a building with a gunshot wound to his back. He was dead at the scene, police said.

Officers also found a 28-year-old man nearby who had run away and was shot in the right leg. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said. The circumstances of the shooting were unknown.

About 11:30 p.m. Friday in the Austin neighborhood, two boys, ages 13 and 16, were walking in the 5100 block of West Concord when they heard shots and realized they’d been struck, police said. They were taken to Stroger Hospital, where the younger boy was in critical condition with a chest wound and the older was stabilized with a leg wound.

Shortly before 9 p.m., a 24-year-old man was walking through a Gresham neighborhood alley in the 8300 block of South Winchester when a vehicle drove up to him and someone inside shot him in the leg, police said. His condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 7:45 p.m., someone robbed a 23-year-old man in West Pullman’s 300 block of East Kensington and then shot him in the calf, police said. He was stabilized at Christ Medical Center.

The first shooting of the weekend happened in Englewood about 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of West 71st Street, where someone walked up and shot a 31-year-old man in the chest as he sat on a porch, police said. He was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center.

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