5 dead, 14 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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A boy was shot in the shoulder in Lawndale.

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Five men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.

The most recent killing happened Sunday night in the Lawndale neighborhood.Corey Underwood, 24, was standing outside in the 1300 block of South Komensky when at least one person fired shots, striking him in his right leg, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m.He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.

Anotherman was found shot to death about 5:35 a.m. Sunday in an alley in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said. Officers responding to a call of a person down in the alley in the 5300 block of South Washtenaw found28-year-old Juan Martinez lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head.Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:54 a.m. He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.

About an hour and a half earlier, one man was killed and another was critically wounded in a Far South Side Fernwood neighborhood shooting. The men were shot about 4:05 a.m. in the 10600 block of South Perry, police said. One of the men, thought to be in his 50s, was struck in the abdomen and buttocks. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released. The other man, 62, was shot in the right leg and abdomen. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

About 8:30 a.m. Sautrday, 46-year-old Shurron Hawkins was found shot to death inanother Fernwood neighborhood attack. A neighbor found him lying in the snow in the 10200 block of South State, authorities said. Officers conducting a well-being check discovered that he’d been shot in the head. Hawkins, who lived in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting took the life of Manuel Godinez, 35, at 5:52 p.m. Friday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Witnesses saw someone shoot Godinez from a dark-colored minivan that pulled up to him in the 4300 block of South Honore, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He suffered a gunshot wound to his neck and was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived about a block from where he was killed.

The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happenedabout 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg in the 6400 block of South Western and took himself to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said. He was being uncooperative with investigators.

At least 12 other people were wounded in shootings between Friday evening and Monday morning. Follow the weekend’s gun violence with the Chicago Sun-Times shooting tracker.

Last weekend, three people were killed and 19 others were wounded in citywide shootings.

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