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3 killed, 15 wounded in weekend shootings

Three men were killed and at least 15 other people were wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend.

The most recent fatal shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side left one man dead and another wounded early Saturday.

Ladarius Edwards and another man, both 23, were standing on the sidewalk about 2:50 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Fairfield, when a male walked out of a nearby gangway and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Edwards, of the 2500 block of West 79th Street, was shot in the head and the right leg, authorities said. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The other man was shot in the abdomen and had a graze wound to the right arm, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized.

About 11:30 p.m. Friday, a man was shot and killed in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Jeffrey Daniels, 24, was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head in the 200 block of North Mason, authorities said.

Daniels, of 1400 block of West Taylor, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:08 a.m., authorities said.

In the weekend’s first fatal shooting, a man has been charged with the accidental shooting death of another man Friday night in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side.

Paris D. Walker-Rush, 25, who was ordered held on $900,000 bail Saturday, is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago Police and court records.

About 9 p.m. Friday, officers found 24-year-old David Kennedy unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head inside an apartment in the 5200 block of South Cornell, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Kennedy, of the 3700 block of South Wood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:45 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy performed Saturday ruled his death a homicide.

A police source said the men were playing with the gun and it appears the shooting may have been accidental.

Walker-Rush, who lives on the same block where the shooting occurred, was arrested without incident at the scene immediately following the shooting, according to police.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 4:30 a.m. Monday in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

A 27-year-old man was in a car in the 5900 block of South Michigan when another vehicle pulled up and one of the three people inside it opened fire, police said.

He was shot in the back and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

At least 13 other people have been wounded in separate shootings across the city since 3:20 a.m. Saturday.