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27 shot — 4 fatally — in weekend gun violence

Chicago police investigate the scene where a person was shot Sunday night in the 6800 block of South Sangamon, in the Englewood neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Four people were killed and 23 others wounded in shootings throughout Chicago over the weekend.

The gun violence surpassed the toll of the extended Thanksgiving weekend, which was twice as long but saw four killed and 19 wounded.

Three of the homicides this weekend happened early Sunday and included a man shot dead while he sat in a parked vehicle in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Robert T.C. Anderson, 32, was sitting in a parked vehicle about 2:55 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Elizabeth Street when someone approached and fired shots, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Anderson was shot multiple times in his body and pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities. No one was in custody. He was a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Another man died minutes earlier just blocks away in West Englewood.

About 2:40 a.m., two men were standing on the street in the 6400 block of South Bell Avenue when someone in a light-colored SUV fired shots, police said.

A 40-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, according to police. Another man, 38, was taken to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg. His condition had stabilized.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot Sunday morning in the 12200 block of South Ada Avenue. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

Another man died early Sunday in the South Side Ashburn neighborhood. About 2:45 a.m., the 32-year-old was approached by two males who shot him after an argument in the 2500 block of West 79th Street, according to police.

Officers found him on a sidewalk with a gunshot to the chest, and he was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, police said.

A man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to police.

At 1:43 p.m., the 24-year-old was walking down a street in the first block of West 103rd Street when two males shot at him, police said. They ran away, and two people of interest were taken into custody shortly after.

The 24-year-old was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said. He died later that afternoon.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the fatalities.

In nonfatal shootings:

The weekend began 5 p.m. Friday and ended 5 a.m. Monday.

The Chicago Police Department reported on Saturday that a trend of decreasing shootings and homicides has continued since the historic spike in gun violence in 2016.

Homicides in 2018 Database