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5 killed, 21 wounded in shootings across Chicago over weekend

The youngest victim was 14-year-old Eddie Thigpen, who was shot and killed in Humboldt Park Saturday night.

Two teenagers were shot Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington Park.
At least 26 people were shot, five fatally, since 5 p.m. May 7, 2021.
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Five people were killed and at least 21 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including a 14-year-old boy fatally shot in Humboldt Park.

Eddie Thigpen was found in the first block of South Springfield Avenue with a gunshot wound to his abdomen about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Chicago police said. He was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Other fatal shootings:

— Diqawan Harmon, 27, was killed Sunday morning on the Near West Side. He was sitting in a parked car with a friend in the 1200 block of West 13th Street about 4:25 a.m. when the friend demanded money from him, authorities said.

The man refused and his friend began shooting, according to police. Harmon suffered several gunshot wounds and was taken to Stroger Hospital by another friend who was also sitting in the car, police said.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police.

— About 10 p.m. Saturday, Robert Hogan was in the 600 block of North Homan Avenue in East Garfield Park when he was shot several times, police said. Witnesses told officers the shooter was someone Hogan knew.

Hogan, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

— Less than a half hour later, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in Lawndale. The attack occurred about 10:25 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Harrison Avenue, police said. Terrance Billops was shot in the chest and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

— A 31-year-old man was killed Friday night in Austin on the West Side. About 10:15 p.m., Eujon Eversley from Bellwood was standing in a gangway between two buildings in the first block of North Menard Avenue when someone fired shots at him, Chicago police said.

Eversley suffered wounds to the body and head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Other shootings:

— A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Saturday. Just after midnight, the teen boy was dropped off at Norwegian Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. He was in good condition.

He would not give details of the incident or the location of the shooting, according to police.

A man was shot early Saturday in West Englewood on the South Side.

The 43-year-old was walking about 1:45 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Hermitage Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said.

He was struck in the torso and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.

At least 14 other people were shot within city limits from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Forty-five people were shot, 5 fatally, last weekend in Chicago.

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