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3 killed, 25 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Three people were killed and at least 25 others, including a 7-year-old girl, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Sunday in Chatham on the South Side.

Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were standing on the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Ingleside when someone walked up and fired shots at them, according to Chicago Police.

The younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld pending family notification.

The older boy was shot in the leg and also taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. A police source said the 17-year-old is a known gang member.

About two hours earlier, a 44-year-old man was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Adrian Jeffries was standing on a sidewalk about 11:05 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Throop when someone got out of a black SUV and opened fire, authorities said. He was struck in the head and back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2 a.m.

Jeffries was from Holland, Michigan, about 30 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

The first homicide of the weekend happened shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Two men, ages 28 and 34, were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2900 block of West Lexington when a black vehicle pulled up alongside them and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The older man was shot in the chest and shoulder and pronounced dead at the scene at 4:36 a.m., authorities said. His name still was being withheld Sunday night.

The younger man was shot in the neck, chest and shoulder and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where police said his condition stabilized. Investigators think the shooting was gang-related.

The weekend’s first shooting left a 7-year-old girl and 32-year-old man wounded in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side.

They were in a vehicle about 10:40 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. The man then drove them to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The girl was shot in the arm and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was expected to be treated and released Saturday morning, police said. The man, shot in the back, was treated and released from the University of Chicago. A police source said he is a documented gang member.

The most recent shooting happened in a North Side park Sunday night in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The attack happened about 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Touhy. A 19-year-old man shot in the right arm and abdomen was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. A 21-year-old man shot in the right leg was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

A source said both men have documented gang ties. Additional details were not immediately available.

At least 19 other people have been shot across Chicago in separate attacks since 11:45 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot and killed a man who they claim tried to run them over with a car early Saturday in Pilsen.