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6 Dead, 11 Hurt In Shootings Since Friday Night

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(STMW) — Six people were killed and 11 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday on the city’s Near North Side, leaving one man dead and a woman wounded.

Charles Jones, 42, was shot in the head at about 2:49 a.m. in the 1000 block of North North Branch Street, police said.

He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 3:33 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Jones’ home address was listed in Miami, Fla., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a car crash.

After the crash, multiple people got out from a vehicle and shot the man and a 44-year-old woman. She was taken to Northwestern in “stable” condition, police said.

It was not immediately known how many people fired on the two.

The Major Accidents Division said they did respond to the crash, however they were still on the scene as of 8:45 a.m. and could provide no immediate additional details.

At 2:08 a.m., a shooting in the West Pullman neighborhood on the South Side killed a 28-year-old man, authorities said. He was in the armpit in the 12100 block of South Indiana Avenue, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 3:20 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

About 9:20 p.m. Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood, a man was shot in the head in a possible drive-by in the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, police said.

Fearro Denard, 18, was dead on the scene, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. The shooting occurred in the same block as his home.

About 1:50 a.m. Saturday, a man was killed in the Hyde Park neighborhood, roughly half a mile from President Barack Obama’s home in neighboring Kenwood.

Gregory Dixon, 29, had buzzed the suspects into an apartment building in the 1400 block of East 52nd Street, police said. The shooters entered an apartment using a door left ajar, and fatally shot him in the chest and back.

Dixon, who had gang affiliations, was dead at the scene, police said.

About 11:45 p.m. Friday, a man was found shot outside his home in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue, in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, authorities said.

Tevin Kirkman, 22, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died at 12:20 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

At 11 p.m. Friday, a 17-year-old boy was killed and a man was wounded in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Police found them both injured outside in the 400 block of North Central Avenue, authorities said.

Leetema Daniels, of an unknown home address, was shot in the head and died at the scene, authorities said. An 18-year-old man was shot in the upper chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition has since stabilized.

At least nine other people were wounded in non-fatal shootings across the city since Friday evening.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 8:20 p.m. Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, when a 19-year-old man was shot in the 700 block of West 50th Place, police said. He was taken in good condition to Saint Bernard Hospital.

About 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a teen was shot in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side, police said.

The 17-year-old was shot once in the leg in the 6000 block of North Kenmore Avenue and taken in “stable” condition to an area hospital.

About 2:55 a.m. Saturday in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood, a motorist was shot in the face, police said.

The 24-year-old man was driving in the 2300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue when someone started shooting at his vehicle, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition has since stabilized.

About 1:45 a.m. Saturday, three men were hurt in a drive-by shooting in the 400 block of North Sacramento Avenue, in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.

They were walking down the sidewalk when they heard gunfire, then saw a red van speeding away, police said.

An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were both shot in the buttocks, and the older man was also shot in the thigh. Both men have gang affiliations, and were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.

Another man, 21, was grazed in the arm and refused medical treatment, police said.

About 11 p.m. Friday night, an 18-year-old man was wounded in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. He suffered a graze wound to the leg in the 7200 block of South Prairie Avenue.

About 8:45 p.m. Friday, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the 600 block of East 75th Street, also in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

She was walking with her boyfriend and two other friends when two unknown male suspects approached the group and shot, police said.

The group ran from the shooters and the girl later realized she’d been shot in the hip, police said. She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.

About 7:35 p.m., a man was shot in the arm in the 1100 block of North Spaulding Avenue, in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was treated in good condition at Norwegian-American Hospital.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings as of early Saturday, as area detectives investigate.

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

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