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CHICAGO (STMW) — From Uptown to Englewood, Irving Park to Brighton Park, Humboldt Park to the Back of the Yards, gunshots were heard throughout the city this weekend.

Between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, three men had been killed and at least another 13 people wounded in shootings in Chicago, including a man shot while riding in a car on the Dan Ryan Expressway. In addition, a woman was stabbed to death, allegedly by her daughter, on the South Side Saturday night.

The expressway shooting happened about 2 a.m., and wounded two males riding in a vehicle on I-90/94 between the 18th Street and Canal Street exits, Illinois State Police said. There were four people in the car at the time and after the shooting the front seat passenger fled the scene. The driver, who was not injured, then drove to Rush University Medical Center, where 22-year-old Lavonshay Cooper, of the 4200 block of West Cortez Street, was pronounced dead. Another back seat passenger was wounded but later treated and released from John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. State police had no description of the car the shooter or shooters were in.

On Saturday afternoon, a man was shot and killed in Englewood about 3:10 p.m. He was shot multiple times in the abdomen in the 5500 block of South Loomis Boulevard and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. A suspect was taken into custody but no charges had been announced as of Sunday. The man shot — believed to be in his 20s — remained unidentified Sunday afternoon, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Earlier Saturday, a man was found shot in the chest at 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Talman Avenue. The 25-year-old man — identified as David Kartzmark of River Grove — was pronounced dead at 7:17 a.m. while en route to Norwegian-American Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

On Sunday morning, a 50-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the back when his car was shot at as he tried to get away from two wouldbe carjackers in the 3300 block of West Wellington Avenue.

About 7 p.m. on Saturday, two men were shot in the 5100 block of West Oakdale Avenue. A 25-year-old man was shot in the back and in critical condition and a 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the wrist, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

About 11:48 a.m., a man was shot in the 4500 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said. A male, whose age was not immediately known, was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds in the chest and arm.

Several hour earlier, about 2:30 a.m., two men were critically hurt in a gang-related shooting in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood, police said. The men were riding in a car in the 4000 block of West Montrose Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside and opened fire, said police. One of the men, age 21, was struck in the back, the other, a 23-year-old, suffered a gunshot wound to the ear. Both are in critical condition.

About 12:17 a.m., two other men were shot in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood, in the 3800 block of South California Avenue, police said. Both were taken in a gold-colored Honda to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Earlier, about 9:20 p.m. Friday, bullets grazed an 18-year-old woman in the back in the 4600 block of North Malden Street in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. Her condition is not known.

Several hours before in the same neighborhood, a 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said. He was shot about 5:35 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Sheridan Road and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday, leaving a motorist shot in the chin in the 1000 block of West 47th Street, police said. He was driving westbound in the Southwest Side Back of the Yards when a gunman started firing. The man, 58, drove home and called police. He was listed in “stable” condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)