Bloody Start, 2 People Killed, 19 Wounded Friday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Time Wire) Citywide gun violence left at least two people dead and 19 others hurt in a 12-hour stretch to start the weekend.

The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened Saturday in East Garfield Park.

About 5:33 a.m., residents near the 3200 block of West Huron Street heard gunfire and then found a man around 26 years of age unresponsive in a gangway, Chicago police said.

The man had three gunshot wounds and officers recovered a weapon near the body, police said.

He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the man’s death.

On Friday, another man was killed in the same neighborhood.

The 52-year-old was shot multiple times in the abdomen, leg and back and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, where he died, police said.

The shooting happened about 7:20 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street, police said.

Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

In non-fatal shootings, five people were wounded Saturday in the Near West Side.

The group was on the street about 2:32 a.m. in the 2400 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone unleashed gunfire, police said. They all took themselves to area hospitals.

A 22-year-old woman went to the University of Illinois Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her leg, police said. Her condition was stabilized.

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