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1 Dead, 4 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) — One man is dead and at least four other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Saturday afternoon.

Most recently, a man was found shot to death in a vehicle early Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Officers found the 44-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the left side of his chest, sitting in the driver’s seat of a car parked in the 4500 block of West Monroe Street about 5:10 a.m., police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but could not immediately provide additional information early Sunday.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened less than 90 minutes earlier in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

A 30-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were sitting in a vehicle pulled up to the curb in the 2200 block of North Mango Avenue a few minutes before 4 a.m. when someone in a dark SUV pulled up and opened fire, police said.

The woman was shot in the left wrist and the man was shot in the right buttocks, and both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition, police said.

About an hour earlier, a man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The 33-year-old man was standing on a front porch about 2:55 a.m. in the 500 block of North Lawler Avenue, when a dark-colored sedan drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was listed in “stable” condition.

About 6:50 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side.

The man was standing in the doorway of a building in the 7100 block of South South Shore Drive about 6:50 p.m. when two male shooters approached on foot and fired at him from the street, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “stable” condition.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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