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4 Dead, 15 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Four people were killed — including a 15-year-old boy — and at least 15 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

The 15-year-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon in a West Pullman neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side.

The boy was shot in the chest and under the arm about 3:40 p.m. in the 200 block of West 116th Street, police said.

He was taken in to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His name was withheld Sunday evening pending notification of his family.

About 1:35 p.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Xavier Tripp was walking on the sidewalk in the 4100 block of West Adams Street when a vehicle pulled up alongside him and an unknown number of people got out, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Shots were fired by at least one person in the group, striking him multiple times before they got back in the car and sped off, authorities said.

Tripp, of the 1500 block of North Long Avenue, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died at 2:15 p.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.

Earlier Saturday, a 34-year-old man was found shot to death less than a block from his home in the Little Village neighborhood.

Cesar Nieves, 35, was found dead in the 4100 block of West 28th Street at 3:24 a.m., authorities said. Nieves lived in the 2800 block of South Kedvale Avenue, less than a block from where he was found, a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.

About 7:50 p.m. Friday in the Morgan Park neighborhood, Summer Moore, 37, heard gunfire while sitting in a front yard in the 11400 block of South Aberdeen Street, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. She began to run but was struck in the chest, police said.

Moore, of the 3100 block of West Marquette Road, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 8:38 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened between 2:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.about 3:40 p.m. Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A female, who is thought to be a teenager, was standing outside of a store listening to headphones in the 4800 block of South Loomis Boulevard when she was shot in the left foot, police said. Someone took her to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition.

About 1:15 p.m. Sunday, a man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The man, thought to be in his 20s, was shot in both legs about 1:15 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Augusta Boulevard, police said. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

At least 13 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

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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