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Five people killed in weekend shootings

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The weekend got off to a bloody start in the city, with five murders between late Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Friday night around 5:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 2600 block of West Haddon, police said.

Then shortly after 8 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the head in the 5600 block of South Racine, according to police. Another man, 20, was also injured in the incident and was listed in critical condition at Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.

Hours later at 2:10 a.m., a man and woman were shot in a drive-by in the 2200 block of West 50th Street. The man, who was believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was killed after he was shot in the head, police said. The female victim survived.

Less than 30 minutes later at 2:35 a.m., police found a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his head in the 2600 block of West Wilcox.

At 5:25 a.m., 56-year-old Carl Jackson was chased by a gunman into a hallway of an apartment building in the 1000 block of West 77th Street and shot several times.

At least 11 other people have been wounded in weekend shootings.

So far this year, there have been 535 homicides.