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Two Dead, 14 Wounded Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men were killed and at least 14 other people have been wounded in shootings since the Thanksgiving weekend began Wednesday night.

Sherod Nesbitt, 24, was found lying on the ground in the 11100 block of South Vernon Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds to the head just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday night, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Nesbitt, of the 11100 block of South Longwood Drive, was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:21 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

On Saturday afternoon, Gentiles Williamson, 27, died after he was shot three times in the chest less than a block from his Garfield Park home, authorities said.

Two men, believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, approached him about 12:37 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street, at which point one of them shot him in the chest, police said. The suspects then fled on foot before getting into a gray vehicle and fleeing east on Arthington.

Williamson was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1:07 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)