3 Dead, at Least 7 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Shootings - NBC Chicago

3 Dead, at Least 7 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Shootings

Three people are dead within the first 14 hours of the weekend in Chicago

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    At least three people have been killed and seven more have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago this weekend.

    The city’s first fatal shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, when three people were shot in the 800 block of East 65th Street.

    According to police, the individuals were standing on a sidewalk when a man walked up and opened fire, striking all three victims.

    An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest and head, and was later pronounced dead. A 27-year-old man was also shot in the lower back, and was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition, according to authorities.

    A third victim, a 24-year-old woman, was taken to the University of Chicago in stable condition. No suspects are in custody.

    Another fatal shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Maypole, according to police. Two men were standing outside when a person wearing a mask walked up to them and opened fire, striking both victims.

    A 32-year-old man was shot in the neck, and was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, while a 23-year-old man was shot in the wrist. He was taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition.

    No one is in custody in connection with the shooting.

    Just 20 minutes later, another fatal shooting occurred in the 700 block of North Central, according to police. A 30-year-old woman was standing with a group of people in an alley when someone fired shots at the group, and she was struck in the back of the head.

    She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are unsure if she was the intended target, and are still investigating.

    Here are the rest of the weekend’s shootings:

    Friday:

    • A 31-year-old man was shot in the lower right thigh, according to police. The man, who was shot in the 4300 block of West Gladys, was taken to a local hospital in good condition.
    • In the 800 block of West 59th Street at approximately 11:27 p.m., a 41-year-old man was driving when two men walked up to his vehicle and fired shots, striking him multiple times. The man then drove himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

    Saturday:

    • A 37-year-old man was shot in the forearm and suffered a graze wound to his finger when he was walking in the 4300 block of West Cermak, police said. The man was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai.
    • In the 5200 block of West Lake, a 20-year-old man was shot in the abdomen. He is in stable condition, and is not cooperating with police.

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