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CHICAGO (CBS)– Four people are dead and 22 others wounded from acts of violence in Chicago this weekend.

On Sunday morning, a 16-year-old boy was fatally wounded in a shooting in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. The shooting happened about 10:42 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue, police said.

The victim, believed to be 16 years old, was shot in the chest. He later died from the shooting, according to police. It appears that the shooting was a drive-by.

About an hour after that fatal shooting, a male was fatally shot on the South Side. The shooting happened about 11:43 a.m. in the 600 block of West 51st St., police said. The victim, whose age was not immediately known, suffered a gunshot to the back and was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to police.

Early Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood a 20-year-old man was shot to death. Freddie Hernandez was standing outside in the 2500 block of South Trumbull Avenue at 2:38 a.m. when a van pulled up and someone inside started shooting, police said. Hernandez was shot in the face and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 3:15 a.m.

Another fatal shooting took place about 6:28 a.m. Saturday in the Marquette Park neighborhood, where police said a love triangle led to a deadly drive-by shooting in the 6600 block of South Bell Avenue.

Darius McGraw, 22, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest when shots were fired from a vehicle, authorities said.

McGraw, of the 6300 block of South Hamilton Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, according to the Cook County Examiner’s office. A police source said a feud between the victim and another man over a woman sparked the shooting.

The weekend’s non-fatal shootings and stabbings included:

On Friday, a man was shot in the neck about 6:45 p.m. in the 200 block of North Laporte Avenue, police said. The man was initially taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, police said, but was transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

About 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, two men were shot outside a house party in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The duo was leaving the party in the 8600 block of South Loomis Boulevard when they heard gunfire, police said. They began running and released they had been shot.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center in “stable” condition, police said. A 20-year-old man was taken in “stable” condition to Christ with two gunshot wounds to the shoulder.

About 1 a.m. Saturday, a 32-year-old man was driving north in the 7500 block of South Eggleston Avenue when someone approached his car and opened fire, police said. The man was taken in “stable” condition to Christ Medical Center.

About 8 p.m. Saturday, a suspected robber stabbed a 67-year-old man in the neck and wounded another man trying to stop him from fleeing near the Westin hotel in the Gold Coast.

The attacks happened in the 900 block of North Michigan Avenue. Paramedics took the man with the neck injury in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, while a 35-year-old man was in good condition at the hospital with a cut to the chest.

Police said they were questioning a suspect — a 56-year-old man — and recovered a weapon. Witnesses said they saw police storm into the nearby The Cheesecake Factory and a man taken into custody near the Hancock Center.

About 8:30 p.m. Saturday, two women were shot in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood while they were standing on a porch in the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street, police said. Both heard gunfire and realized they were hurt.

One woman, 18, was shot in the arm and was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. Another woman, 23, was shot in the torso and side and is in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A police source said the women might not have been the intended targets because they do not live in the area.

Early Sunday, a man was shot in the groin in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The man, 24, was walking in the 7400 block of North Seeley Avenue about 12:45 a.m. when someone in a passing vehicle started shooting, police said. He was shot in the groin area, and also suffered a graze wound to the thigh, police said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in “stable” condition.

Another man was shot in the groin early Sunday, this one in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The male, of an unknown age, was shot in the groin area about 12:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Walnut Street, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said, though his condition was not immediately known.

About 4 a.m. Sunday, two people were shot in the Near West Side Greektown area. The shooting happened near Jackson and Halsted, according to police. Details on the shooting were not known as of about 10 a.m. Sunday, but one of the victims later showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital and the other was treated at Stroger Hospital.

The last shooting of the weekend happened about 10:48 p.m. in the South Side Roseland neighborhood. A man was critically wounded when he was shot in the 11000 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

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