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Hey #blacklivesmatter and #gunsense Crowd: More Shootings in Chicago This Past Weekend

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

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MyFoxChicago: Five people have been killed and at least 24 others wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting was a double homicide that left a third person injured early Sunday in Humboldt Park. About 2:35 a.m., the three were in a dark car heading southbound in the 500 block of North Avers when shots were fired from the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, and the front-seat passenger, a man whose age wasn’t available, were both shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths but did not release more details. A 26-year-old woman in the backseat suffered a graze wound to the right ankle and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.

Late Saturday, a man was shot dead and another wounded in Greater Grand Crossing, police said. The men, both 21, were walking about 10:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 73rd Street when a gunman got out of a black car nearby and opened fire, police said.

Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. One was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead, police said. The other was shot in the left leg. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm that fatality.

Early Saturday, a 32-year-old man was fatally shot in a gang-related attack in Austin. About 12:50 a.m., he was walking with another person in the 4900 block of West Hubbard when shots rang out and he was hit in the abdomen and right shoulder. He was dead at the scene, police said. Authorities had not released his name as of Saturday night.

A 17-year-old boy died in the weekend’s first homicide about 6:45 p.m. Friday in North Lawndale. Donell Morrison was shot in the back in the 1200 block of South Kolin, authorities said. Morrison, of the 1300 block of South Kostner, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Little Village. About 5:30 a.m., a 27-year-old man was in the 2600 block of West 23rd Street when someone started shooting from a blue minivan. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side. His condition stabilized, police said.


At least 21 other people have suffered gunshot wounds in attacks across the city since 3 p.m. Friday.

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