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22 shot, 2 fatally, in Chicago this weekend, including wounded 11-year-old

The weekend’s last fatal shooting left a 51-year-old man dead in Avalon Park on the South Side.

Eleven people were shot May 20, 2021 in Chicago.
Twenty-two people were shot over the weekend.
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Twenty-two people were shot, two of them fatally, this weekend in Chicago, including a wounded 11-year-old boy who was the second child that age shot in a week.

The period was less violent than last weekend, when six people were killed and 21 others hurt in shootings between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Avalon Park homicide

The weekend’s last fatal attack left 51-year-old Matthew Harlan dead Sunday in Avalon Park on the South Side.

He was inside a vehicle about 7:25 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 83rd Street, when he heard shots and felt a pain, Chicago police said. He was shot in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died. He was identified as Harlan, of Chatham, by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

60-year-old shot dead, burned in Englewood

On Saturday, a 60-year-old man was fatally shot and then lit on fire in an abandoned building in Englewood. Officers arrived about 3:10 p.m. and found the man in the 5900 block of South Sangamon Street, police said. He died at the scene. The medical examiner’s office said the man, 60, died of multiple gunshot wounds to his back. His name hasn’t been released.

Minors wounded

Several minors were among those wounded in the weekend’s nonfatal attacks, including an 11-year-old boy who was shot Sunday in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

The boy was inside a vehicle about 5:45 p.m. in the 400 block of West 119th Street, when a white Honda pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots at his vehicle, police said. The boy was struck in the arm and brought to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was stabilized.

He was the second 11-year-old wounded this month. On March 1, an 11-year-old girl was critically hurt by a stray bullet at a gas station on the Far South Side.

Also Sunday, a 15-year-old boy was shot in East Garfield Park on the West Side. He was in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 3900 block of West Monroe Street when someone walked up to him and fired shots, police said. He was shot in the abdomen and brought to Stroger Hospital.

On Saturday, two teenagers were wounded in a shooting in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. They were outside about 4:20 p.m. when someone in a light-colored SUV fired shots at them in the 4400 block of South Homan Avenue, police said. A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were each struck in a leg, and were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Other nonfatal attacks

Saturday night, two people were shot after a fight in Longwood Manor on the Far South Side. About 10:40 p.m., the two were at a gathering inside a residence in the 10100 block of South Winston Avenue when a fight broke out and someone fired shots, striking them both, police said.

A 29-year-old man suffered four gunshot wounds to the chest, abdomen, hip and lower backside, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment, police said. A 31-year-old woman was also struck four times in the lower backside and brought by a friend to the same hospital, where she was listed in fair condition.

Double shooting in Englewood

Two men were wounded in a drive-by Saturday afternoon in Englewood on the South Side. About 4:45 p.m., the men, 18 and 27, were on the front porch of a residence in the 6300 block of South Elizabeth Street when someone in a dark-colored car pulled up and opened fire, police said.

The 18-year-old was struck in the left leg and the older man was struck in the right leg and buttocks, police said. They were both brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment.

Woman grazed in Chatham

In the weekend’s first shooting, a 26-year-old woman was grazed in Chatham. She was arguing with her ex-boyfriend through the door of her home about 8:40 p.m. Friday in the 8100 block of South Ellis Avenue, police said.

When the woman refused to let the 27-year-old man in, he fired shots into the home, grazing her on the chest, police said. The woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment.

At least 11 other people were wounded in citywide shootings over the weekend.

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