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2 Dead, At Least 17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two men were killed and at least 17 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 28-year-old 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, authorities said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as Ismael Perez.

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, authorities said. Henry, of the 5600 block of South Princeton Avenue, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Sunday evening in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, where a teenager was shot in the arm.

The 16-year-old boy was near 83rd and Morgan streets about 6:30 p.m. when shots were fired, police said. The boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, police 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, police said.

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 with paramedics, who transported her in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

On Saturday, a 21-year-old was shot in the stomach near a public elementary school on the Near North Side.

The man was shot about 4:30 p.m. in the 500 block of West Elm Street, which is not far from Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts. 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.