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3 killed, 31 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Three men were killed and at least 25 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The latest homicide happened Sunday afternoon in West Englewood.

A 21-year-old man was shot shortly after 1 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Paulina and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 1:52 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

His name was withheld pending family notification. Further details weren’t immediately available about the attack.

Early Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shot and killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

He was driving about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Carroll and Central Park avenues when he was shot multiple times in the chest, back and arm, police said. His vehicle then crashed into a pole.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name also was withheld Sunday pending family notification.

The weekend’s first shooting also turned fatal in a West Garfield Park drive-by attack about 6:40 p.m. Friday.

Alex Malone was outside in the 4100 block of West Wilcox when someone fired shots from a passing minivan.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Malone was from the 1600 block of South Spaulding.

The latest non-fatal shooting happened about 10 p.m. Sunday in Humboldt Park, where a person was shot in the leg in the 4400 block of West Iowa, according to preliminary information from police. About 15 minutes earlier, two people were shot in the Lawndale neighborhood. That attack happened at 9:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Springfield. 

Additional details weren’t available for either shooting.

Early Sunday morning, seven people wounded within two hours of each other. 

At 5:10 a.m. three men were shot in the 4800 block of West Van Buren.

A 32-year-old shot in the right forearm was treated by paramedics at the scene, but refused additional medical treatment.

A 24-year-old shot twice in the armpit walked into Stroger Hospita, and a 27-year-old took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a graze wound to the left foot, police said. They were listed in good condition.

Police said all three victims are documented gang members and weren’t cooperating with investigators.

About two hours before that, four people were shot outside a party in the 5400 block of West Division. Three men were outside the party about 3 a.m. when an argument began and shots were fired, police said.

A 29-year-old man shot in the armpit was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 33-year-old man shot in the leg was taken in good condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and showed up at West Suburban Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

A 25-year-old woman driving down Division was also struck in the shoulder by the gunfire and taken in good condition to West Suburban, police said. An SUV with at least one bullet hole to the windshield was parked on that block early Sunday.

At least 21 other people have been wounded in other shootings across the city since about 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, a Chicago Police officer shot and seriously wounded a man during a Chatham neighborhood traffic stop about 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Another man with a gun was arrested at the scene, police said.