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CHICAGO (CBS)– Two men were killed and at least 11 others were wounded in gun violence across the city since early Saturday — including seven shootings concentrated in a span of just three hours.

The most recent fatality happened about 5:40 a.m. on Saturday in the South Deering neighborhood, where police officers said they found a man dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Officers, responding to a well-being check, discovered the man in his 20s lying in the street in the 9700 block of South Exchange Avenue. The man’s identity remained unknown as of Sunday morning, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The other death occurred about 4 a.m. on Saturday, when a young man was shot dead near his home in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

Travis Henry, 19, was shot multiple times in the 5600 block of South Shields Avenue. Henry, of the 5600 block of South Princeton Avenue, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

Early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was seriously injured on the Northwest Side when a male opened fire on her and a group of acquaintances as they walked to a parked car in the 2400 block of North Lowell Avenue.

The girl got into the car when she realized she had been shot about 1:45 a.m., police said.

The girls’ acquaintances drove her to the 3900 block of West Fullerton Avenue, where they met up paramedics, who transported her in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 2:41 a.m. on Sunday in the Gage Park neighborhood when a man of unknown age was shot in the hand and leg in the 5400 block of South Sawyer Avenue.

A woman was also listed in stable condition after she was shot in the abdomen in the New City neighborhood just after midnight Sunday.

In other shootings, a man was also shot in the leg in the Little Village neighborhood early Sunday and a man in his 30s was seriously injured late Saturday when he was shot in the chest in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Earlier Saturday a 21-year-old man was shot in the stomach in the 500 block of West Elm, which is not far from the Near North Side. The man was listed in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

Police say they are searching for a red Camaro in connection to the shooting. The car was last seen traveling southbound on North Cleveland Avenue near Elm Street, police said.

Other non-fatal weekend shootings included:

A man shot in the neck on the Near West Side about 3:25 a.m. The shooting occurred in the 1300 block of South Loomis Street. The man, in his 20s, was hospitalized at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

A man critically wounded during a shooting in the West Side North Lawndale neighborhood.

The shooting occurred at 3:05 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Alfaro said. The victim, a man in his 30s, was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.

A female was shot Saturday morning in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood, just five blocks from an earlier shooting.

She was shot in the 5400 block of West Diversey Avenue at 5:57 a.m. and taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Kubiak said. Her age and condition were not yet known.

Less than two hours earlier, a man sitting in a vehicle was shot and critically wounded five blocks away, in the 4900 block of West Diversey Avenue, police said. That shooting occurred at 4:13 a.m., Alfaro said.

The man, whose age was not immediately available, was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.

A male shooting victim walked into Stroger Hospital after being shot on the Lower West Side early Saturday. The shooting occurred at 4:25 a.m. in the 1800 block of West 23rd Street, Alfaro said. The male, whose age was not immediately known, walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.

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