3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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Shootings since Friday night have left three men dead and at least 18 people wounded across the city.

A 22-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Martell L. Smith was walking in the 9900 block of South State Street at 2:10 p.m. when a vehicle drove up, and someone inside fired shots,according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Smith, of the 300 block of West 104th Street,was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A source said the victimwas believed to bea gang member.

Saturday evening, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the South Side Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

Eric Turner was standing outside near a home in the 7300 block of South Dorchester at 7 p.m. when someone walked out of a gangway and fired shots before running off,according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Turner, who lived on the block where he was shot, was taken toNorthwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died at 7:43 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed early Saturday in a Back of the Yards neighborhood drive-by.

About 3:40 a.m., Joaquin Rocha was a passenger in a car in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when an SUV pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the torso, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Rocha, of the 4700 block of South Springfield, was driven to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened late Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A 19-year-old man was walking in the 12200 block of South Wallace at 10:30 p.m. when a dark vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The man was shot in his right side and friends drove him to Little Company of Mary Hospital, where he is listed in fair condition.

Police believe the victim is a gang member.

At least 15 other people were injured—two critically—in shootings since 9:30 p.m. Friday.

At least 15 other people have been injured—two of them critically—in shootings since 9:30 p.m. Friday.


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