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1 Dead, 16 Shot In Citywide Violence

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man is dead and 16 people were wounded throughout the city during apparently separate shootings Friday night and Saturday morning.

A 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while in a vehicle Saturday morning in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was driving in the 3100 block of West 53rd Street about 12:45 a.m. when several males on the street started yelling gang slogans at his car and shot at him as he passed, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as Joel Sanroman, 42, of the 5200 block of South Mozart Street. He was pronounced dead at 1:02 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Two men were standing in the 7400 block of South Blackstone Avenue about 1:20 a.m. when an unidentified gunman stepped from an alley and fired shots, police said.

One of the men, 22, was shot in the chest and is at Stroger Hospital in good condition. The other man, 21, is at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.

A 20-year-old man was standing outside in the 6400 block of South Normal Boulevard at 1:50 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken by a friend to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the pelvis.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 5100 block of Maplewood Avenue at 2 a.m., police said. A vehicle fleeing from the scene crashed in the 4400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue. According to Fire Media Affairs, four people were critically injured with two taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and two others taken Stroger Hospital. However, police indicated Saturday morning that only three people were hurt in the wreck, all hospitalized in stable condition. A female driver was taken to Christ and two males were taken to Stroger Hospital, according to police, who said no one had been charged yet.

About 2:45 a.m., two women in the 5700 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood were shot in the legs, police said. The women, 30 and 33, were taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital. They were standing with a group of people when an unknown offender shot in their direction from an alley, entered a vehicle and fled the scene, police said.

A man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition after being shot about 5 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was shot multiple times in the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, police said.A male was shot in the back about 6:15 a.m. on the Southwest Side, police said. The male, age unknown, was reportedly in the 4100 block of South Rockwell Street in Brighton Park when the shooting happened. Police were still on the scene as of about 6:40 a.m., and no information was available about the person’s condition or hospital.

Friday’s shootings started about 5 p.m., when a 34-year-old man told police he was shot in the ankle while standing in front of a store in the 5200 block of South Damen Avenue, police said. He reportedly drove himself to Holy Cross Hospital.

About 5:30 p.m., a 17-year-old girl and 20-year-old woman were shot in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue, police said. The girl was shot in the hand and the woman suffered a graze wound to the nose. Both were treated at South Shore Hospital, police said.

One person was taken into custody, but no charges have been filed as of Friday night, police said.

A 22-year-old man sitting on his front porch was shot in the chest about 9:28 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Sangamon Street, police said.

The victim was on the porch with his friend when they heard shots and he realized he was shot, police said. A relative drove the man to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was transferred to Stroger Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

About 20 minutes later, a 19-year-old man was shot in the head in the 6300 block of North Oakley Avenue, police said. The gunman called the man over to a vehicle before shooting him, police said.

About 10:10 p.m., a 40-year-old woman driving south was wounded in the buttock when a bullet came the door of her vehicle in the 1400 block of South Pulaski Road, police said.

A 36-year-old man was driving east in the 2100 block of West Fletcher Street about 11:15 p.m. when shots were fired at his vehicle from a passing white pickup truck, police said, citing preliminary information.

He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the face, police said.

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