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1 Killed, 9 Wounded In Overnight Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) – One man was killed and at least nine other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night.

Two men were shot — one fatally — about 10:30 p.m. while they were traveling westbound in a vehicle in the 1800 block of West 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood, police said.

Francisco Rufino, 22, was originally taken to University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, but he was later transferred to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.

Rufino, of the 1800 block of West 17th Street, died there at 3:19 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

The other man, 28, was taken to University of Illinois Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said.

Meanwhile, eight other people have been shot across the city since Friday night.

Most recently, a man showed up at Norwegian American Hospital about 10 p.m. Saturday after apparently shooting himself in the foot in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The man, whose age and condition were not immediately available Sunday morning, told officers he had accidentally shot himself in the foot earlier in the 4100 block of West Crystal Street, police said.

About an hour earlier, a teen boy was shot in the leg in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

The shooting happened about 9 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Paulina Street, police said, citing preliminary information. The boy was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, although his exact age and condition were not immediately available.

Earlier Saturday afternoon, a 23-year-old man was wounded during a gang-related Englewood shooting on the South Side, police said.

He was shot in the chest about 12:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 63rd Street, police said. The man was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 3:15 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg near the intersection of East 75th Street and South Rhodes Avenue in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The man was shot and taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County with the help of two friends, police said. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition.

Two hours earlier, a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were shot in 1200 block of West 72nd Street in West Englewood. The boy was shot in the chest and listed in serious condition, while the man was shot in the leg and wrist and was listed in “stable” condition, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital.

About 12:45 a.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The men, both 34 years old, were shot while traveling in a light-colored sedan in the 3200 block of West Armitage Avenue, police said. The shooter opened fire from a light-colored SUV.

The driver was struck twice in the head and was listed in critical condition. The other man suffered a graze wound to the head and was listed in “stable” condition, police said. Both men were initially taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, but were later transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said.

The shooting is thought to be gang-related, police added.

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.)

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