2 Killed, 42 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Chicago News

CHICAGO (CBS)– Dozens of people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. In all, two people were killed and 43 others were wounded in shootings since Friday evening.

Shootings left victims dead at the 6:17 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of West Chicago Avenue in East Garfield Park, and at 1:55 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of North Sawyer Avenue just a few blocks away. One person died in each shooting.

An 8-year-old girl was also shot and wounded Sunday afternoon at a barbecue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police said the girl was at a barbecue in the 1000 block of North Monticello Avenue, when someone fired shots from a blue Dodge Charter headed north on the street.

She was struck in the leg and was hospitalized late Sunday afternoon, police said.

Meanwhile, A shooting early Sunday morning left six people wounded after a gunman opened fire into a crowd of people, also in East Garfield Park.

Police responded around 2:47 a.m. to the 3500 block of West Lake Street, where they found six victims.

One of the victims, who was shot in the back, was in critical condition late Sunday afternoon.

Another weekend shooting victim is a 16-year-old boy who was in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Little Village on Saturday.

The boy was in the passenger seat of a vehicle on the 3400 block of West 24th Street when someone fired shots from a sidewalk, according to Chicago police.

In the 7300 block of South Artesian Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood, four people were shot in a drive-by shooting around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

According to Chicago police, the victims were standing on the sidewalk when someone in a vehicle fired shots. One of the victims, a 24-year-old man, was transferred to Holy Cross hospital in critical condition.

The second victim, a 29-year-old man, was shot in the right side of the body.

The third and fourth victims, a 20-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, were shot in the right leg.

Two people were wounded in a shooting early Friday evening in the 3300 block of West Cermak Road. Two people were also wounded in a shooting at 10:36 p.m. Saturday in the 5700 block of South Aberdeen Street in the Englewood neighborhood.

Shootings also left victims wounded in many other city neighborhoods, from Rogers Park to South Chicago.

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