Four people were killed and 11 other people were wounded Saturday and early Sunday in separate city shootings, Chicago police said.
About 3:05 a.m. Sunday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood. Police responded to a call of a person shot on the 2400 block of West Lexington Street and found the man on the ground with gunshot wounds to his back.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. At the scene, a man whimpered, saying that he was just with the victim. He shook his head and looked at the ground. A woman ran up to the crime scene tape, demanding to know if the victim was still alive, saying that they were all just at a nightclub together. Details regarding the shooting were not immediately available.
About 2:10 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old was found dead in the Lawndale neighborhood. Police arrived to the 1500 block of South Christiana Avenue, and officers witnessed shots being fired and several individuals fleeing the area. The officers chased the gunmen on foot and arrested two people. Four weapons also were recovered. The victim was shot in the chest; he was pronounced dead at the location. No shots were fired at officers during the incident, despite initial reports.
About 1:50 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the back in the 7300 block of North Sheridan Road in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The man exited his apartment through the back door and when he returned, he told his friends he had been shot. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
In the fourth fatal shooting, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, a man was standing in the 3100 block of West 24th Street when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired several shots, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago police spokeswoman. The man was struck in the chest, abdomen, back and arm. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Lemmon said.
He was later identified as Giovanni Galvan, 20, of the 2200 block of South Trumbull Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 10:41 a.m.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related.
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