2 killed, 30 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

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Two people were killed and at least 30 others — including a 12-year-old boy — were wounded in weekend shootings across the city.

The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday evening in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

About 6:50 p.m., Davontae Harrison, 21, was driving in the 3900 block of West Ferdinand when someone opened fire and shot him in the chest, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He kept driving until either he or someone else in the car flagged down police in the 3300 block of West Chicago.

Harrison, of the 600 block of North Troy, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

A 16-year-old boy was shot to death early Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot found the 16-year-old lying in an alley in the 4000 block of West Jackson with gunshot wounds to the left leg and the left side of his chest about 4:15 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

The boy was taken to Loretto Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:55 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld Sunday.

About 11 p.m. Friday, a 12-year-old boy was among three people injured in a shooting on the same block of West Garfield Park.

An 18-year-old man was standing at a bus stop about 11 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Jackson Boulevard when he heard shots ring out and realized he’d been struck, police said. He was shot in the buttocks and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Two other boys, ages 12 and 16, were both also shot and later walked into Sinai, police said.

The 12-year-old boy was shot in the left calf and and the 16-year-old was shot in the wrist, police said. They were both listed in good condition.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Monday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

A 33-year-old man was standing in the 3900 block of West 24th Street at 1:20 a.m. when a male fired shots from the alley, police said. He was shot in the neck and back and showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. Police said the man is a documented gang member.

At least 23 other people have been shot since Friday night.

Additionally, two 21-year-old men were fatally stabbed in separate incidents Friday night on the South Side, including a man who was allegedly trying to rob someone.

About 10 p.m., Dimitre Beck was with a group of males when they approached another male in the 7300 block of South Halsted and tried to rob him, according to witness accounts to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The group began beating the robbery victim when he resisted, police said. Then, in self-defense, the male took out an “edged instrument” — possibly a knife — stabbed Beck, and ran off. The other males ran away when they saw the weapon, witnesses told police.

Beck, of the 7300 block of South Peoria, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:46 a.m. Saturday, the medical examiner’s office said. No one was in custody for the stabbing.

Earlier Friday, another 21-year-old man was stabbed in Gresham on the South Side.

Leon Austin was stabbed in the chest during a fight with someone about 8:25 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Emerald, authorities said.

Austin, of the 7500 block of South Union, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m., authorities said.

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