1 killed, 13 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

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The shattered rear window of a minivan in which a man was shot while driving on the Eisenhower Expressway through the West Side late Friday. The 24-year-old’s injuries weren’t thought to be life-threatening. / photo from Network Video Productions

A man was killed and at least 13 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

The fatal shooting–the first of the new year–happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Randy James, 39, was standing on a sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Superior when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the left side of the abdomen, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:50 a.m., authorities said. James lived in the 4600 block of West Adams.

The most recent shooting happened late Sunday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

A 20-year-old man was shot after an argument turned physical in the 1300 block of South Kolin about 10:50 p.m., police said. He was struck in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Saturday afternoon, three people were shot in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

A woman and two men, all 19, were in a car about 3 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Campbell when another vehicle pulled up, and someone with a gun got out and opened fire, police said.

The woman was shot in the thigh and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. She was treated and released later Saturday.

One of the men suffered a graze wound to the side and was taken to Christ as well, police said. The other had a graze wound to the hand and was taken to Stroger. Both were listed in good condition.

At least nine other people have been wounded in separate shootings since since 4:40 p.m. Friday.

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