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1 Dead, 14 Shot Across The City Since Friday Night

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man was killed and at least 14 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since late Friday.

Saturday morning, a man was found shot to death in a park on the South Side, police said.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was found about 7 a.m. with a bullet wound to the head in the 5100 block of South Ellsworth Drive, a leafy roadway that passes through Washington Park.

That man was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:45 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His death was being investigated as a homicide.

About 4:45 a.m. Sunday, a person was seriously wounded in a shooting along a CPS Safe Passage route on the West Side.

A male, whose age was not immediately known, was in a vehicle in the 3900 block of West Wilcox Street when someone on the street started shooting, police said. He was shot multiple times in the chest and leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Genevieve Melody Elementary School is located on that same block. A Safe Passage route runs along that portion of Wilcox Street, according to Chicago Public Schools.

An hour earlier, a 24-year-old man was wounded in a gang related shooting in the 5500 block of South Mozart Street. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, police said.

About 3 a.m. Sunday, two women and a man were shot in the 0-100 block of West 114th Street on the Far South Side.

A 25-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The man, 25, was listed in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg. The woman was shot in the hand and was in “stable” condition, police said.

A 27-year-old woman was shot in the foot and taken to Roseland Hospital, also in “stable” condition, police said.

About 9:50 p.m. Saturday a man was shot in the hand in the Woodlawn neighborhood, in the 6800 block of South Champlain Avenue, police said. He was in “stable” condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Earlier in Englewood, a man was shot in the “leg area” near West 60th Street and South Racine Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.

Shortly before midnight Friday, two men were shot during a fight in Wicker Park.

The men were in the park in the 1400 block of North Damen Avenue when they were shot about 11:45 p.m., police said.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 29-year-old man was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with gunshot wounds to the right arm and abdomen.

About 4:20 a.m. Saturday, a male was shot in the 5500 block of South Western Avenue, police said. The male, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the mouth.

One person was taken into custody, police said.

Less than an hour earlier Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 3300 block of West 26th Street, police said.

He was hanging out the back window of a vehicle, shouting gang slogans at another group of people, when someone from the group opened fire on him, police said. He was shot in the back and arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

About 2:20 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and buttocks after he refused to let someone into a party in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

About a half hour earlier Saturday, a man in his 60s was shot on the Near West Side, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the face in the 2100 block of West Van Buren Street. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Just before midnight Friday, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the arm in the 3000 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said. She took herself to Loretto Hospital where she was listed in “stable” condition.

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