2 killed, 13 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

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One man was killed and another was wounded early Saturday inside Riff Music Lounge in the South Loop, police said. | Sam Charles/Sun-Times

Two men were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago throughout the weekend.

Most recently, a man was shot to death early Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.

About 1:55 a.m., the 25-year-old was a passenger in the front seat of a parked car with two other males in the 12200 block of South Racine when another male walked up and fired shots, police said.

The man was shot in the right side of the head and the driver took him to a Calumet Park police station less than a mile away, police said.

He was then taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where he was pronounced dead at 2:27 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld Sunday afternoon.

Early Saturday, a shooting in the Riff Music Lounge in the South Loop left 36-year-old Michael Ricks dead and another man wounded, authorities said.

About 1:20 a.m., Ricks and another man in the club — located in the 2200 block of South Michigan — were arguing about a woman, authorities said. The other man was escorted out of the club and later returned, pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Ricks, of the 2300 block of South State, was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

A 39-year-old man who was inside the club at the time but was not involved in the argument was also shot, police said. He had a wound to the abdomen and took himself to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

In the most recent nonfatal incident, a man was shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Saturday night.

The man, 58, was walking on a sidewalk in the 0-100 block of South Kilbourn at 9:20 p.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

He was taken to Rush Oak Park Hospital with a knee wound but would be transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said at 11 p.m. His condition had stabilized.

Earlier in the afternoon, a teenage boy and a man were hurt in separate South Side incidents that happened at the same time about a mile apart.

The shootings, which appear to be related, happened at 4:23 p.m. in the Auburn Gresham and West Englewood neighborhoods, police said.

A 15-year-old boy was sitting in the back seat of a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Laflin when a black SUV pulled up, and someone inside fired shots, police said. The teen was shot in the leg and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

In the other shooting, an 18-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 7600 block of South Hermitage, but additional details were not available, police said. He took himself to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was in good condition.

A Saturday morning shooting in Chatham left a man in “grave” condition, police said.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 9:15 a.m. near 88th and Cottage Grove found the 26-year-old on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head about 9:15 a.m. Police initially said the man was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but corrected that information–he remained alive as of 2 p.m. Sunday.

At least eight others have been wounded in shootings since 2 p.m. Friday.

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