Weekend shootings leave 5 dead, 22 wounded
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Weekend gun violence left five people dead and at least 22 others wounded in Chicago, including a man who drove himself to a gas station before dying of a gunshot wound on the South Side.
About 11:20 p.m. Friday, the 22-year-old was sitting in his car in 1400 block of East 67th Place when someone approached him and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
The man was shot multiple times and then drove himself to a Shell gas station several blocks away at 7001 S. Stony Island Avenue, where someone called an ambulance, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t released details about his death.
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday evening on the Northwest Side. About 7:10 p.m., Jesus A. Lopez was in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue when someone exited a vehicle parked in an alley, approached Lopez and fired several shots, police and the medical examiner’s office said.
Lopez was struck in his chest and arms, and later died at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, authorities said. He lived in the same neighborhood where he was killed.
On Sunday, a 59-year-old woman was shot to death during an attempted carjacking in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.
About 7:15 a.m., the woman was riding in a vehicle in the 900 block of North Kedvale when a male walked up, pulled out a gun and announced a carjacking, according to police.
As the driver sped away, the suspect opened fire at the back of the vehicle and hit the woman in the back of the head, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died.
The medical examiner’s office hasn’t released her identity.
In addition to the civilian shootings, a Chicago Police officer shot and killed a man Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood.
Last weekend, 5 people were killed and 24 were wounded in city shootings.