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2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two men are dead and at least nine people were wounded since Friday night in shootings across the city.

A man was shot and killed early Saturday in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

Police responding to a call of a person shot about 2:55 a.m. found the 23-year-old man unresponsive on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of West 26th Street, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound underneath his chin.

Jose Nunez, of the 1800 block of North Leavitt Street, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:10 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

About two hours earlier, four people were wounded and one man was killed in a shooting in a bar on the South Side.

The five people were shot about 12:52 a.m. while they were attending a party inside Rudy’s Lounge in the 5100 block of South Union Avenue, police said. An argument broke out between party-goers and two uninvited males, and after the males were escorted from the bar by security, shots were fired from the bar’s doorway.

Elsaleem Mannte’el, 35, of the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Also, a 37-year-old man was shot in the neck and a 40-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head, police said. Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were both listed in “stable” condition.

A woman, 34, suffered a graze wound to the neck in the shooting and took herself to Provident Hospital of Cook County, police said. She was later transferred to Stroger Hospital and listed in “stable” condition.

A 37-year-old man also drove himself to Provident Hospital with a graze wound to the arm, police said. As of 5 a.m., he had been treated and released.

The most recent non-fatal shooting injured two men Saturday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the finger and a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg about 8 p.m. near Polk Street and Kolmar Avenue, police said. Both men drove themselves to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were listed in good condition.

Earlier Saturday, a man walked in to Holy Cross Hospital a few minutes before 11 a.m. with gunshot wounds to his finger and foot, police said. He told police he was shot in the 7100 block of South Ashland Avenue, but he would not give them more details.

The man was in good condition Saturday afternoon, police said.

Earlier Saturday morning, a woman was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The woman, 35, was sitting in a car in the 1700 block of North Whipple Street about 4:45 a.m. when she heard gunshots and realized she’d been shot in her right arm and stomach, police said.

She was first taken to Presence Saints Mary Medical Center but was transferred to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in “stable,” police said.

About 1:50 a.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man walked into a suburban hospital after he was shot in the Austin neighborhood.

The man was outside in the 5700 block of West Washington Boulevard when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his left flank, the area directly underneath the armpit.

He walked in to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.

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

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)