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1 killed, 18 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

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A man was killed and at least 18 other people were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.

The weekend’s only fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. La’Dell Barnett, 23, was found with a gunshot wound to the head at 4:03 a.m. in the 1900 block of West 52nd Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Barnett was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

The last nonfatal shooting of the weekend happened early Monday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 34-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk at 12:11 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Harding when two males walked up to him and fired shots, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the right ankle and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital in good condition.

About two hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in another Logan Square neighborhood shooting. The boy was walking on a sidewalk about 10:10 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of North Western Avenue when someone drove up and fired shots, striking him in the right arm, police said. He showed up at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center before being transferred to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Another teenage boy was shot about 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 15-year-old was standing in the 5700 block of South Mozart when a someone in a passing light-colored sedan fired shots, striking him in his arm, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Earlier Sunday evening, a woman was grazed by a bullet in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 46-year-old was arguing with someone about 5:50 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Jackson Avenue when they pulled out a handgun and fired shots, striking her in the upper right thigh, police said. She was was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Less than an hour earlier, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the West Side’s West Garfield Park neighborhood. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the back about 5:15 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Erie, police said. He showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park before being transferred to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting a few hours earlier in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. At 2:21 p.m. the men, ages 27 and 30, were in the 4200 block of West Van Buren when a light-colored sedan pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to police. The younger man suffered gunshot wounds to the buttocks and abdomen, while the older man was shot in his arm. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the younger man was listed in fair condition and the older man was in good condition.

At least 11 other people were wounded in shootings over the weekend.

Last weekend, seven people were killed and 13 others were wounded in citywide shootings.

Follow weekend gun violence across the city with the Sun-Times shooting tracker.