5 Killed, 28 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings During Virus Lock-down

(Sun Times Wire) Five people were killed and at least 28 others, including a 2-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl, wounded by gunfire over the weekend in Chicago.

Four of the fatal shootings happened with the span of a few hours Sunday, the latest of which left a 19-year-old man dead and a 17-year-old boy wounded in South Austin.

The pair were walking about 8:30 p.m. on Van Buren Street when someone fired shots, Chicago police said. The man was struck in the face and chest while the teen was shot in the thigh. The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, and the teen was hospitalized in good condition.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man as Jahari Hill, who lived in South Austin.

About 8:25 p.m. Sunday, a man was shot and killed on the Bishop Ford Expressway near 103rd Street. The 46-year-old was in the northbound lanes when someone shot at him from another vehicle, Illinois State Police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

About two hours earlier, a man was found shot to death in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side.

Officers responding to a well-being check about 6:25 p.m. in the 6000 block of West Gunnison Street found the man unresponsive inside a home with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner’s office identified him as 39-year-old Peter Eguia of Jefferson Park.

Sunday afternoon, a woman was killed in a shooting in Grand Crossing.

The 20-year-old was in a Ford about 4:25 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Blackstone Avenue when someone in a dark-colored sedan opened fire, police said. She was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the scene.

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