(Chicago Tribune) Three men were killed and seven other people, including five teenagers, were hurt in city shootings between Friday and Saturday mornings, authorities said.
The first fatal attack happened about 1:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Maypole Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
A 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to preliminary information.
Less than an hour later, a 22-year-old man was fatally wounded on the Northwest Side in the Albany Park neighborhood. Police said the victim was inside of a vehicle when someone approached and shot him.
That shooting happened about 2:10 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue. The man was shot in the chest and was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, said police.
About 4:45 p.m. on the South Side, a 18-year-old was fatally shot in the chest in the East Chatham neighborhood, police said. Officers found him unresponsive in the 800 block of East 83rd Street and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
• Two men were shot following an argument at a liquor store in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side just after 1 a.m. Saturday, police said. A 29-year-old man was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The second man, whose age was not known, was shot in the groin and taken to Stroger in serious condition. The pair going inside the Root Inn Liquors and arguing with someone who got out of a different vehicle, police said. As the pair was leaving the store, a gunman fired shots at them. The victims appeared to get in a black SUV and drive about a mile and a half until their car came to a rest in the 3400 block of South Halsted Street, where ambulances took them to Stroger.
• Also in Fuller Park, two 17-year-old boys were shot while driving in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard about 8:45 p.m., police said. They were driving east when they heard gunfire and realized they were hit, police said. Both went in a private vehicle to St. Bernard Hospital, where one of the teens was being treated for a gunshot wound to the knee. The other teen was transferred to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg. Both of their conditions were stabilized.
• An 18-year-old accidentally shot himself in the right thigh while sitting in a car in the West Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. The teen was handling a handgun in a parked car in the 3900 block of West 69th Place when the weapon discharged. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
• A 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach and the right leg in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side about 5:55 p.m., police said. He was shot in in the 12300 block of South Wallace Street and went by private vehicle to MetroSouth Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.
• On the Far South Side, a 17-year-old boy was shot in left hip in the West Pullman neighborhood. It happened about 11:30 a.m. in the 10500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized. He said he heard gunfire and realized he was hit.
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