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Loyola student killed, 20 others wounded in weekend shootings

A Loyola student killed in an attempted robbery and a 9-year-old boy were among 21 victims in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

The student, 23-year-old Mutahir Rauf, was shot in the 1200 block of West Albion at 7:50 p.m. Friday, police said.

He was with another person when two people walked up, showed a weapon and demanded his belongings, police said. At least one person then opened fire, striking Rauf in his chest and head, police said.

Rauf, of the 1400 block of West Pratt, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:08 p.m. according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

In a post on EveryBlock.com, Ald. Joe Moore said the student was walking with his brother when the attempted robbery happened. The student thought the weapon was fake and tried to reach for it before being shot during the scuffle, Moore said.

Late Saturday morning, a 9-year-old boy was the unintended victim of a shooting on the Near West Side, according to police.

The boy was walking with his father at 11:35 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Adams when a gunman opened fire on a passing black four-door car. The boy was struck “inadvertently” in the lower right leg, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Police said the shooting likely is gang-related.

Sunday evening, an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant who saw a shooting happen at a Southwest Side bar fatally shot the gunman, police said.

The sergeant saw the 45-year-old man shoot another man about 6:30 p.m. in the Blackthorn Pub, 3300 W. 111th St. in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood, authorities said. Officers could be seen investigating inside the bar.

The sergeant pulled out his gun, identified himself as a police officer and ordered the shooter to drop his weapon, police said.

The man ignored the sergeant and instead pointed his weapon at people in the bar and at the sergeant, authorities said. The sergeant then opened fire.

The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:49 p.m., authorities said. His name was not released Sunday night pending notification of his family.

The man whom the gunman shot was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn; his condition was not available, police said. The sergeant was not injured.

Police said the gunman’s weapon was recovered at the scene.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, spokesman Larry Merritt said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday night in Englewood.

A 17-year-old boy was near 58th Street and Sangamon just after 11 p.m. when a van pulled up, someone inside opened a door and started shooting, striking him in the foot, police said.

The boy was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital, where he is in good condition.

At least 17 others were injured in shootings since 6:25 p.m. Friday.