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2 killed, 11 wounded in shootings in Chicago Monday

The violence followed the deadliest weekend of the year, with 12 people killed and 42 wounded.

Twelve people were shot, two of them fatally, May 24, 2021, in Chicago.
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Two people were killed and 11 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Monday.

The victims included two 17-year-old boys who were shot in Tri-Taylor on the Near West Side. They were on the sidewalk about 9:10 p.m. in the 500 block of South Oakley Boulevard, when someone in a silver BMW opened fire, Chicago police said.

One boy was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released. The other was struck in the shoulder and taken to the same hospital in fair condition.

A 56-year-old man was shot to death in West Garfield Park. Officers found the man unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the neck about 1:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of West Maypole Avenue, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Other shootings:

— An 86-year-old woman was struck by a stray bullet while watering her lawn in West Garfield Park. She was outside about 9:46 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Monroe Street, when someone fired from a dark Dodge Charger, police said. The woman was struck in the foot and refused medical treatment at the scene.No other injuries were reported. Police said the 86-year-old was not the intended target.

— A man helping a friend with car trouble was shot and critically wounded during a struggle with a carjacker in West Lawn. The 28-year-old had just finished changing his friend’s flat tire about 6:25 p.m. in the 4700 block of West 64th Street when someone in a ski mask approached and tried to take the man’s car keys, police said. A struggle ensued and the carjacker pulled out a gun, but the man knocked the gun from the carjacker’s hand. The carjacker retrieved the gun and fired a shot, striking the man in the head. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

— About an hour earlier, a man was shot in Lawndale on the West Side. The 27-year-old was outside about 5:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Keeler Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the chest and hand, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

— Around the same time, a man and a teenage girl were shot in South Chicago. The 33-year-old man was in front of a residence about 5:15 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the back, police said. A 17-year-old girl who was riding in a car nearby was struck in the shoulder. The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was in good condition. Later, the girl walked into Jackson Park Hospital and was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

— A man was shot in Chatham on the South Side. About 4 p.m., he was in the 8100 block of South Vernon Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the shoulder, police said. The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

Four others were wounded in shootings citywide.

This past weekend was the deadliest of the year in Chicago, with 12 people killed and 42 wounde.