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21 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago this weekend

The weekend’s latest fatal attack occurred Sunday evening in Englewood on the South Side.

At least 21 people were shot, five fatally, between 5 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021, and 5 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021, in Chicago.
At least 21 people were shot, five fatally, between 5 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021, and 5 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021, in Chicago.
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Five people were killed and at least 16 others wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend.

The weekend was less violent than the one prior, as a winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow by Monday. Last weekend, 31 people were shot and seven were killed between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Homicides

Four men were shot to death while inside their vehicles over the weekend. In the latest of those shootings, a 25-year-old man was killed in Englewood on the South Side.

He was traveling in a vehicle about 5:50 p.m. when he stopped in the 7100 block of South Green Street, Chicago police said. Two people approached his vehicle and unleashed gunfire, striking the man multiple times. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Hours earlier, another man was shot to death in Bronzeville on the South Side.

About 3:30 p.m., the 19-year-old was traveling in a vehicle in the 4700 block of South Michigan Avenue when he pulled over to talk to someone who pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said. He was struck in the torso and sped off, and crashed into three parked vehicles a block away before coming to a stop.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Martese Jackson, of Brainerd.

On Saturday, a man was killed in a shooting on a ramp to the Kennedy Expressway on the Northwest Side.

Vilut Beny Gavrilas, 37, was traveling on the ramp about 8:55 p.m. from Division Street to Interstate 90 when someone fired shots from another vehicle, according to Illinois State Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Gavrilas veered off the road, traveled up an embankment and crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Autopsy results released Sunday found he died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Early Saturday, a man was fatally shot in Englewood on the South Side.

Officers found unresponsive about 3:15 a.m. in the 2000 block of West 70th Street with gunshot wounds to the lower backside, police said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but died a few hours later, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide. His name hasn’t been released.

Friday evening, a man shot to death in Austin on the West Side.

Tyrone Carr, 30 was shot about 5:25 p.m. as he sat in a vehicle in the 5300 block of West Van Buren Street, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Police said someone in a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and opened fire, striking the male multiple times in the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nonfatal shootings

In nonfatal attacks, a 17-year-old boy was shot early Saturday in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

He was sitting in a parked vehicle about 2:55 a.m. in the 3400 block of West 23rd Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and brought himself to Saint Anthony Hospital where he was listed in good condition, police said.

Friday night, a 52-year-old man was shot in Englewood on the South Side.

He was sitting on the porch of a home about 11:25 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Union Avenue when someone fired shots, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.

In the weekend’s earliest reported shooting, a woman was wounded Friday in South Chicago.

Someone in a vehicle fired shots at the 29-year-old about 5:15 p.m. as she sat in a parked vehicle in the 8100 block of South Bennett Avenue, police said. The woman was struck in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

At least 13 other people were wounded in shootings within city limits between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

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