1 dead, 7 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

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A 17-year-old boy was killed and at least seven other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

The teenage boy was fatally shot in the head Saturday afternoon in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.

He was shot shortly before 3 p.m. in the 3900 block of South Prairie, police said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:44 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was not released Saturday evening pending notification of his family.

Police said the shooting is gang-related, and that the boy was a documented gang member.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the Humbodlt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

A 17-year-old boy and a man, 20, were both shot in the leg about 7:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Kimball, police said. They were taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where both of their conditions had stabilized.

About 5:45 p.m., a man was shot and seriously wounded in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

The 18-year-old man was shot “multiple” times in the leg in the 9200 block of South Clyde, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Earlier Saturday afternoon, a man delivering fried chicken in the Washington Park neighborhood was shot during an attempted robbery on the South Side.

The delivery man, 39, got out of his car to deliver chicken to a customer about 12:40 p.m. near South Prairie and East 57th, when a male approached, pulled out a gun and announced a robbery, police said. The would-be robber opened fire, striking the delivery man in the abdomen, police said. He then ran off without stealing anything.

The delivery man then went back to his place of employment and they took him to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. He was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, two people were hurt in a shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

A 23-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man were inside an establishment in the 1700 block of West 87th Street when someone outside opened fire, police said. A bullet grazed the woman’s leg and she refused medical treatment at the scene. The man showed up at Christ Medical Center with a graze wound to the head, and he was listed in good condition, police said.

The first nonfatal shooting of the weekend happened about 11:10 p.m. Friday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

A 27-year-old man was standing outside in the 1700 block of North Mason when an unknown male walked up and opened fire, striking him in the arm and leg, police said. He was listed in good condition at West Suburban Hospital.

Saturday night, a Chicago Police officer was struck by a car and the suspect was shot by police on the Near West Side.

The officer was struck by a vehicle and police opened fire, shooting the suspect in the leg about 10:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Lake, police said, citing preliminary information.

The male officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. Police said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The male shot by police, whose age was not immediately known, was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, Langford said. Police said he was shot in the leg and subsequently taken into custody.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, spokesman Larry Merritt said.

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