4 People Killed, 32 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings 3 29 21

(Sun Times Wire) Thirty-six people were wounded, four of them fatally, in shootings across Chicago this weekend.
The weekend was just as deadly, and saw more people shot, than a week ago when 20 people were shot in weekend gun violence.
In the last fatal shooting this weekend, a Chicago police officer killed a person during an “armed confrontation” in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.
Police responded to calls of gunfire about 2:35 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue and chased two people from an alley, Chicago police said. During the chase, an officer fatally shot a person in the chest. Another person was taken into custody.
Logan Square homicide
In other fatal attacks, 32-year-old man was shot Sunday afternoon in Logan Square on the Northwest Side. About 4:35 p.m., he was in the 3500 block of West Cortland Avenue, when he was shot in the neck and head, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and pronounced dead.
2 West Pullman murders
Saturday night, a 36-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in West Pullman on the South Side. About 11:40 p.m., he was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 700 block of East 103rd Street when three male suspects approached him and one of the males fired shots, police said.
Kieer Pargo, of Englewood, died of several gunshot wounds at the University of Chicago Medical Center, authorities said.
Hours earlier, another man was killed in the same neighborhood. About 6:05 p.m., a 29-year-old man was inside a vehicle in the 11900 block of South Prairie Avenue, when a vehicle pulled alongside him and someone inside fired shots, police said. He died at a hospital.
Nonfatal attacks
Sunday night, four men were hurt in a shooting on Interstate 57 near 127th Street. The group was traveling in a vehicle about 11:45 p.m. when someone inside another vehicle fired shots, Illinois State Police said.
Four men inside the vehicle were struck by gunfire and were picked up by paramedics in the 8700 block of South State Street, state police and Chicago fire officials said.
Roseland armed robbery
Early Sunday, a 48-year-old man was shot in an attempted robbery in Roseland. He was standing outside about 12:40 a.m. in the 10500 block of South Michigan Avenue when a person approached him and demanded his money, police said. The man refused and reached for the armed suspect’s handgun, according to police.
The gunman fired a shot and struck the man in the knee before fleeing the scene, police said. The man self-transported to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.
Shooting at Gresham funeral procession
A 31-year-old man was shot while riding in a funeral procession Saturday in Gresham on the South Side.
He was riding in a vehicle about 6:50 p.m. when someone fired shots as the procession passed through the 7600 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. He was struck in the abdomen and arm, and rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
Teen shot in East Garfield Park
A teenage bystander was wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon East Garfield Park on the West Side. The 17-year-old was walking about 4:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Ohio Street when someone in a vehicle drove by and fired shots at a nearby group of people, police said.
Someone in the group returned fire, and the boy was caught in the crossfire, taking a bullet to the chest, police said.. He was brought to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.
4 shot in Austin
Hours earlier, four people were wounded, two critically, in Austin on the West Side. The group was standing outside about 12:10 p.m. when someone fired shots at them in the 500 block of North Leamington Avenue, police said.
One man, 64, was struck in the leg, and another, 54, was struck in the thigh, police said. Both were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A third man, 42, was grazed on the back and treated at the scene.
A fourth victim later showed up at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and was listed in good condition, police said.
East Garfield Park shooting
In the weekend’s earliest reported shooting, a man was shot Friday evening in East Garfield Park on the West Side.
The man, 22, heard shots and felt pain about 6:55 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Ohio Street, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks and was listed in fair condition.
At least 20 other people were wounded in citywide shootings between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.
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