2 Killed, 14 Wounded in Shootings in Chicago on Saturday

(Chicago Tribune) At least 16 people were shot, two fatally, across the city in separate attacks from Saturday to Sunday.

The two fatal shootings took place within 30 minutes in different parts of the city.

In the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, a 27-year-old woman was fatally shot about 12:25 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of West 54th Street, police said.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found the woman on the sidewalk. She had been shot in the neck and legs.

She was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

In the Old Town neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot during a fight with two other men, police said. The shooting happened just before 12:10 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue.

At some point during the fight, one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire. The 20-year-old man was shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

In other shootings:

— About 4:35 a.m. Sunday, a 37-year-old man was grazed in the head and right hand during a shooting in the first block of North Central Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was standing outside when a black Chevrolet Impala pulled up, and a man got out and opened fire. The 37-year-old man was taken to an area hospital, where his condition condition was stabilized.

— In the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, someone shot a 35-year-old man in the left foot while he was standing about 3:25 a.m. Sunday in the 11300 block of South State Street, police said. He took himself to MetroSouth Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

— About 3 a.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the right leg while he was in an alley in the 5900 block of West Wabansia Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The shooter pulled up in a black Nissan and shot at the man. The 31-year-old man took himself to West Suburban Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

— About 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a 32-year-old man was critically injured in a drive-by shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was standing on the porch of a home in the 900 block of West 54th Street when people inside a passing car opened fire, striking him in the left leg. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

— In the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, a 39-year-old man was shot in the right hip while he was sitting in a parked car in the 2500 block of West Division Street, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

— Just before 11:20 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was standing in the 3900 block of West 18th Street in Lawndale when someone shot him in the right leg, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

— About 11:10 p.m. Saturday, a 50-year-old man was shot in the right arm while he was walking through an alley in the 3400 block of West Madison Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

— An argument in Englewood ended in a shooting about 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of West 71st Place, police said. A 37-year-old man was arguing with another man on the sidewalk when the man pulled out a gun and shot him in the left leg. He took himself to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

— A 17-year-old boy was shot in the right hip while he was driving just before 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of North Cicero Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said. Another car pulled up next to him and someone inside shot him. The teen took himself to Norwegian American Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

— About 8:50 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was standing in the 1300 block of South Karlov Avenue when a man walked up to him and shot him in the right leg, police said. He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

— Two people were shot within minutes of each other in the 6200 block of South King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. In the first incident, a 33-year-old woman was grazed in the ear just before 8:25 p.m. Saturday. The shooter was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and opened fire as he was walking. The woman declined medical attention at the scene. A 26-year-old man was grazed in the left hip about 8:30 p.m. on the same block, police said. His condition was stabilized at the University of Chicago Medicine.

— A 52-year-old man was shot by a person he was arguing with about 6:40 p.m. Saturday in the 5500 block of South Bishop Street, in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition had stabilized, police said.

— In another South Side shooting, a 19-year-old man originally told police that he was shot in the wrist shortly before 11:20 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of South Crandon Avenue, Chicago police said. His condition was stabilized South Shore Hospital, police said. Police later said that his story was inconsistent and he may have shot himself. No one was in custody, and police were investigating.

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