Police: 5 killed, 33 wounded in Chicago weekend gun violence

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Fivepeople were killed and at least 33 othershave been hurt inshootings across Chicago since Friday evening, police said.

Two males were killed in the most recent fatal shooting early Sunday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said.

The two were driving in the 1600 block of North Cicero about 3:50 a.m. when a light-colored vehicle pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said.

One of the males was shot in his head and the other male was shot multiple times in his body, police said. Their ages were not immediately available.

Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not confirm the fatalities Sunday.

Early Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot dead in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.

Richard Edwards and an 18-year-old man had left a party about 2:15 a.m. after they were “involved in an altercation,” according to policeand the medical examiner’s office.

As they were driving in a van in the 700 block of West 35th Street, a light-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Edwards, of the 3900 block of South Lake Park, was shot in the armpit and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The other man was shot in the hand and shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

As police investigated, a woman who said she was the teen’s mother was a half block away on Halsted, crying and pleading with officers to let her see her son’s body, which was covered by a sheet.

“I just want my child,” she said. “I need to touch him. I need to hold him. I need to feel him.”

Late Friday, a 27-year-old man was discovered fatally shot in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Juan Ugalde was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the side of his face just before 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw, authorities said. Ugalde,of the 2800 block of West 21st Street, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The weekend’s first shooting left 34-year-old Laurance Boyd dead Friday evening in the West Pullman neighborhood, authorities said.

Boyd was sitting in a parked vehicle about 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 122nd Street when a gunman walked up and fired multiple shots, police said. The shooter then ran off eastbound.

Boyd, of the 12700 of South May in Calumet Park, was shot twice in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, officials said.

Early Saturday, five people were shot when gunfire erupted outside an Austin neighborhood party on the West Side.

They were outside the party in the 0-100 block of North Lorel about 3 a.m. when a gunman approached from a gangway and opened fire, police said.

A 33-year-old woman was shot in the “neck or face” and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said. A 37-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and a 38-year-old woman in the hand. They were also taken to Mount Sinai, where their conditions stabilized, police said.

Two men — ages 23 and 26 — were each shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions stabilized.

The weekend’s most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Monday on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side.

Aman, either 23 or 24 years old, was driving a blackChevrolet Suburban on I-90/94 near 31st Street when shots rang out about 2:50 a.m., according to Illinois State Police.He was shot in the wrist and drove himself to Mercy Hospital, where staff notified police about half an hour later.

The outbound lanes of the expressway were closed for about 30 minutes for the investigation, but reopened by 5 a.m., police said.

At least 26 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 7:45 p.m. Friday.


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