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Updated 05/07/12 – 10:09 a.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) – Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people — one of them a 12-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy on the sidewalk in the 121000 block of South Green Street.

Donnell Rankin, of the 21700 block of South Clyde Avenue in Sauk Village, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A Saturday autopsy found Rankin died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

At least 24 other people have been wounded in shootings this weekend, including a 12-year-old girl.

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred about 11:50 p.m. Sunday when a man in his 40s was shot in the face in the 4400 block of South Berkeley Ave., police said.

He was listed in “stable” condition early Monday.

Five minutes before that a woman was critically wounded when she was shot twice in the lower chest in the 3200 block of West Maypole Ave.

She was standing on the sidewalk with a group of people when someone in a passing light-colored sedan shot her, police said. No one else was injured.

She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition.

About 10:15 p.m. two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 11600 block of South Racine Avenue when they were both shot in the left leg. A 36-year-old man was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and a 27-year-old man was taken in “stable” condition to Roseland Community Hospital, police said.

At 9:15 p.m., a 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the foot in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive, police said. The man walked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

At 6:45 p.m., a male of an unknown age was shot in the leg in the 6300 block of South Hoyne Ave., police said. Paramedics took the man in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, police said.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the side in the 6600 block of South Union Avenue, police said, adding that the man was taken in fair condition to Saint Bernard Hospital.

At 5:22 p.m., a 20-year-old was shot in the head while driving west on East 85th Street from South Yates Boulevard in the South Shore neighborhood. The gunfire came from a smokey blue Toyota Camry that followed the man, police said.

After being shot, the man crashed his car into a tree in the 2300 block of East 85th Street, police said, adding that the man was talking to officers after the accident. Paramedics took the man in “stable” condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

About 12:15 a.m., a 26-year-old man was seriously wounded in a drive-by in the 2900 block of West Polk Street. Police said he was shot in both legs, the abdomen area and in one of his fingers.

Two minutes before that, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5800 block of South Wolcott Ave.

About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, in the 7200 block of South Green Street. An 18-year-old man was riding a bike when someone fired at him from a group of males, striking him in the right buttock, police said.

At 10:30 p.m. a 12-year-old girl was struck in the left foot by gunfire in the 500 block of North Springfield Avenue, police said. She was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Also about 10:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the back in the 300 block of South Campbell Ave. and managed to get to Mount Sinai Hospital withouth an ambulance, police said. He was listed in “stable” condition early Sunday.

At 10:10 p.m., a man in his 20s was treated for a gunshot wound to the back at Mount Sinai Hospital, but is refusing to tell authorities where the shooting happened, police said. He is listed in good condition.

About 9:15 p.m. on Saturday in Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, a man was shot in the leg in the 300 block of West 104th Place, police said, adding that paramedics took him in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

At 4:52 p.m., a 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg near the intersection of East 105th Street and Indiana Avenue, police said. His condition and the hospital he was taken to were not immediately known Sunday, police said.

Two people walked into John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County wounded after a 3:20 p.m. shooting in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said. A 42-year-old man shot in the right shoulder, and a 43-year-old woman shot in the left forearm were both listed in good condition.

At 1:15 a.m., a 26-year-old man was walking with some friends in the Wicker Park neighborhood when an unknown gunman approached him on foot and fired shots in the 1200 block of North Wolcott Avenue, police said.

The man was hit multiple times and taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said, adding that the shooting was gang-related.

Fifteen minutes earlier, a 24-year-old was shot in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood. The shooting occurred on the sidewalk in the 300 block of West 107th Street, police said, adding that the man suffered a gunshot wound to his lower left leg and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital.

On Friday at 10:37 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the upper right thigh in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The shooting took place in the 2100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, and the man was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Earlier Friday, a 54-year-old woman and two men were wounded in separate shootings about a block apart on the South Side.

At 7 p.m., a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were standing outside during a party in the 7000 block of South Clyde Avenue when assailants approached on foot from the alley and opened fire, police said. The assailants then fled down the alley and entered a blue van.

The 17-year-old boy was in critical condition after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest and flank, police said. The 21-year-old man was shot in both legs and was in “stable” condition. Paramedics took the man and the boy to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 4:30 p.m., a 54-year-old woman was shot in the right hip at East 71st Street and South Chappel Avenue, police said. She was also taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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