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A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed overnight in the 10700 block of South Wentworth Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

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UPDATED 07/05/11 9:45 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Violence on the city’s streets left at least six people dead and dozens more wounded over the holiday weekend, in every corner of the city.

The victims who lost their lives were all boys and young men between the ages of 17 and 25.

The earliest reported homicide happened around 11:15 p.m. Friday, when two men were shot in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, on the old ABLA Homes public housing development site on the Near West Side.

One of the men — identified by the medical examiner’s office as Javone Oliphant — was shot multiple times, police said. The other man, 23, was shot in the buttocks and both legs and was treated and released from Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

Oliphant, of the 5000 block of West Maypole Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:09 a.m. Saturday at Stroger Hospital, the medical examiner’s office said.

Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, police found David Cardine, 21, unconscious in a van with a gunshot wound to his head in the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Cardine, of the 0-99 block of Chase Avenue in Lombard, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The third incident was reported around 5:25 a.m. Saturday, when a man and woman were shot as they sat in a vehicle in the 8500 block of South Givins Court in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

The man was identified as Charles Bell, 25, of the 15700 block of Turlington Avenue in Harvey, and was pronounced dead at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Center at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The 34-year-old woman was taken in an unidentified condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 8:50 a.m. Saturday, a man in his 20s was shot to death at 30th Street and Karlov Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood, after exchanging some words with the driver of a van.

The victim was crossing the street at the time of the quarrel, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. The driver of the van then shot the man in the head, Mirabelli said.

The man — identified as Jose Moldonado, 22, of the 3100 block of South Kedvale Avenue, was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Another man was fatally shot in the 6400 block of South Wolcott Avenue, in the West Englewood neighborhood, at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The man — identified as Ricardo Hall, 30, of the 7900 block of South Honore Street — suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m. Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

On Monday night, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in the 10700 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood. The victim was walking down the block when he was shot in the left side of the chest, police said.

Officers found the boy lying on the ground when they responded to a call of a person shot at 9:43 p.m., police said.

Martel Field, of the 200 block of West 107th Place, was dead on the scene according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Several other victims were shot and wounded over the weekend:

• About 6:05 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue, police said. Prior to the shooting, the man was arguing about money with the gunman.

The man was reported in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

• About 7 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man standing on a corner in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue ran when he heard gunshots, but still was shot in the leg, police said. He was taken in good condition to South Shore Hospital.

• About an hour later, an 18-year-old man standing in a driveway in the 1400 block of West 61st Street was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

• An 18-year-old man standing with a large group of people in the 6500 block of South Campbell Avenue was shot by a gunman on a bike about 8:35 p.m. Friday, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Christ Medical Center.

• About 10:05 p.m. Friday, a man in his 20s was shot in the 3100 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

• About 10 minutes later, a 17-year-old boy was standing in the street in the 1800 block of South Allport Street when a male passenger in a sport-utility vehicle yelled gang slogans and shot him, police said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the head and back, police said.

• Just before noon Saturday a young man was shot near a South Side alley.

The shooting occurred near in an alley on the 1300 block of West 81st Street, Mirabelli said.

The victim, who was believed to be between 16 and 25 years old, suffered a gunshot wound to his right side, police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in an unidentified condition, though according to preliminary information his condition was stable, Mirabelli said.

• A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle about 11:10 p.m. Saturday in the 7600 block of South Marquette Avenue and was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital, police said.

• About 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said.

The man was initially taken in critical condition to Loretto Hospital and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

• About 1 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to a local hospital in good condition after the car he was riding in was chased by another near East 87th Street and South Stony Island Avenue.

The two cars were going west on 87th Street when the car being chased attempted to turn onto Stony Island, Mirabelli said. At that point a third vehicle, which was not involved in the chase, crashed into the car being chased.

The occupants of the car chasing that car then got out, approached the car they were chasing, and opened fire, wounding the victim.

• At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was walking in the 6300 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by an assailant who displayed a gun, opened fire and fled the scene, according to police. He was taken in “stable” condition to Stroger Hospital with two gunshot wounds to the body.

• A man walked into a South Side hospital Sunday evening with gunshot wounds to the elbow and side, police said.

He told police shooting happened about 7:40 p.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when someone approached and opened fire. He was able to drive himself to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was treated for the gunshot wounds, police said.

• About 7:45 p.m. Sunday, a man and woman were wounded during a drive-by shooting. A vehicle was stopped in traffic in the 7100 block of South Greenwood Avenue when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, according to a police. The second vehicle, of an unknown make and model, then fled the scene.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg and a 19-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks, police said. Both were taken in “stable” condition to Stroger Hospital.

• At 8:25 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the head in the 0-100 block of East 119th Street, Zala said.

The man was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.

• A man drove himself to a hospital late Sunday after he was shot while grabbing the gun from a man who was trying to rob him on the South Side.

The 33-year-old man was parked in a vehicle in the 7100 block of South Wentworth Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when a man approached with a handgun and demanded money, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The gunman opened fire when the man in the car reached for the weapon, police said. The gunman then fled the scene and the man in the vehicle — who was shot in the forearm — drove himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, according to police.

• About 11:55 p.m. Sunday, a 25-year-old man was stabbed during a fight on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street.

The victim was stabbed during a brawl on the 3300 block of North Halsted Street when he was stabbed, police said.

A YouTube video shows by witnesses shows the victim running from the group after being stabbed. He is pushed against a parked car before staggering and falling against a storefront.

The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, according to police.

• A 21-year-old woman was critically injured in a shooting early Monday on the West Side. She was standing in the 4800 block of West Augusta Boulevard when someone inside a light-colored vehicle opened fire at 12:54 a.m. Monday, police said. She was shot multiple times in the back and side and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.

• About 5:02 a.m. Monday a man was stabbed on the West Side. The victim, whose age was unknown, was stabbed on the 4000 block of West Roosevelt Road, Baety said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in an unspecified condition.

• About 3:20 p.m. Monday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 9700 block of South Merrion Avenue, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said.

• Monday afternoon, an 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The man was shot at 3:37 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Damen Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The man was taken in serious to critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Will Knight said. The shooting may have been a drive-by, Zala said.

• A 31-year-old man was in serious condition at an area hospital after he was shot late Monday on the Southwest Side. The victim was standing on the sidewalk in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue when a male gunman walked up and opened fire at just after 11 p.m., police said. He was shot in the neck and side and was taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

• Around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, a woman was shot in the shoulder while standing on a porch in the 600 block of West 70th Street in the Englewood neighborhood. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.

• A 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a shooting early Tuesday in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. He was shot in the lower back at 12:54 a.m. in the 600 block of East 47th Street, according to police. The boy was initially taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. He was later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 25-year-old man also suffered a graze wound to the groin in the shooting.

• At 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, a man was shot in the head in what remains of the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

The shooting happened about 1:40 a.m. in the 500 block of West Chestnut Street – where the Frances Cabrini rowhouses are located – police said. The rowhouses are all that remains of the historic Cabrini-Green development.

Officers arrived on scene and found the 22-year-old man in the street with at gunshot wound to his head, Alfaro said. The man was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Chicago Police detectives are investigating, but they have not announced any arrests or charges related to any of the incidents.

The Sun-TImes Media Wire contributed to this report.

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