21 shot — 4 fatally — over weekend in Chicago
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At least four were killed and 17 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.
Two people were wounded Friday night between 5 p.m. and midnight. Eight people were shot Saturday — two of them fatally. Sunday ended with two dead and eight wounded. One person, a 26 year old woman, was wounded Monday morning before 5 a.m.
The most violent period was early Saturday, when several shootings ripped through the West Side Austin neighborhood.
One woman was shot dead after a gunman approached a group of people in an alley and opened fire, according to Chicago police. The 30-year-old was struck in the back of her head and pronounced dead at the scene.
No one was in custody that morning, and police were unsure if she was the target of the shooting.
The second homicide happened 20 minutes earlier in the same neighborhood.
Two men were standing in a group of people about 3:50 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Maypole Avenue when a masked gunman approached the group and opened fire, according to police.
Roley Johnson III, 32, was shot in his neck and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the Little Village neighborhood.
Another man was treated for a gunshot wound to his wrist, according to police.
On Sunday night, two girls were wounded in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The girls, ages 11 and 17, were standing outside about 10:25 p.m. in the 11700 block of South Perry when a white vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.
The 11-year-old was shot in her chest and was seriously wounded, police said. The older girl was shot in the right hand and elbow. Her condition had stabilized at a hospital.
One woman at the scene of the shooting could be heard screaming, “My baby got shot.”
Last weekend, three people were fatally shot and 25 others were wounded.