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2 Killed, 4 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) –Two people were killed and at least four other people were wounded in weekend shootings across the city, police said.

The first fatal shooting happened about 7 p.m. Friday, when an 18-year-old woman was fatally shot in the shoulder in Humboldt Park, authorities said.

Frances Colon, of the 2900 block of West Armitage Avenue, was shot in the 1100 block of North Pulaski and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she later died about an hour and fifteen minutes later, authorities said.

A separate shooting Saturday evening in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy, and left another teen wounded.

The teen and his 18-year-old companion were in a vehicle near South Western Avenue and West Cermak Road when a gunman drove up, exited his vehicle and opened fire on the two about 6:15 p.m., police said.

The teens drove themselves to Rush University Medical Center, but by the time they arrived, Oscar Marquez, of the 700 block of South Oakley Boulevard, had died, authorities said.

He had been shot in the head, according to police. The 18-year-old survivor was listed in “stable” condition and was transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County for further medical care, police said.

Three other people were wounded in non-fatal shootings Friday, police said.

About 5:30 p.m., a man was shot in the 6700 block of South Bell Avenue in Englewood, police said. The 29-year-old man was sitting in his car when he was shot in the hip, police said. He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 7:15 p.m., two men were shot in the 7800 block of South Merrill Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. The men were sitting on a porch when two suspects came out of a nearby gangway and fired several shots, striking a 19-year-old in the ankle and a 20-year-old in the knee, police said. Both men were taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)