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CHICAGO (STMW) – At least 17 people have been wounded – two fatally – in shootings around the city since Friday night.

The shootings include:

A 38-year-old man man who was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle, dead of multiple gunshot wounds, near an elementary school in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood early Sunday.

Jeffrey Smith was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle in the 9200 block of South Chappel Avenue, near the Warren Elementary School, about 3 a.m. Smith, of the 5100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was dead at the scene. He was shot multiple times, police said.

A 45-year-old woman was found shot to death in an apartment in the Uptown neighborhood Sunday morning. About 5 a.m., the woman was found dead on the scene in an apartment at Broadway and Montrose, police said. A man with lacerations to his face was also in the apartment. Police did not immediately have any additional details on this incident Sunday morning.

The non-fatal shootings include:

A gunman opened fire at a group early Sunday in the Northwest Side Belmont Craigin neighborhood, critically wounding one man in the apparently gang-related shooting.

The man, 22, was standing with the group of people about 1:35 in the 5000 block of West Montana Street when the gunman started shooting, police said. He was shot multiple times in the chest and was in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Authorities said the attack appears to be gang-related.

A 25-year-old man leaving a bar in the River North area early Saturday who was shot when a suspect on a bicycle attempted to rob him, police said.

The man was leaving a bar in the 700 block of North Franklin Street at 3:15 a.m. when a male on a bicycle approached and announced a robbery, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The suspect then shot the man and fled on the bike but he didn’t get anything from the man, Greer said.

He was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

About 4 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the West Town neighborhood. The victim, in his 20s, was shot in the abdomen in the 1100 block of North Western Avenue, according to police. He was in “stable” condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

About 10:40 p.m. on Friday, a man and a woman were shot during an argument on the Near West Side.

They were in the 100 block of North Damen Avenue at 10:42 p.m. when they got into an argument with an unknown male, who took out a handgun and opened fire in their direction, police said.

Both the man, 23, and the woman, 25, were shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in “stable” condition, police said. The woman suffered gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

The shooting happened a couple blocks from the United Center and close to the Suder Montessori Magnet School — which serves students in preschool to 5th grade — at Washington Boulevard and Damen Avenue.

The male victim has a gang affiliation and a criminal record, according to a law enforcement source.

Since Wednesday night, shootings in Chicago have left at least 42 people wounded, including those who have been killed. Since last Thursday, at least 103 people have been wounded, which includes those dead, in Chicago from gun violence.

(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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