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(STMW) – Two people were killed and at least 19 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed just a few minutes after midnight Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Brandon Peterson was standing with a group of people in the 3100 block of West Polk Street at 12:05 a.m. when he was shot in the head and lower left leg, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Peterson, of the 3000 block of West Polk Street, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 12:26 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

A man was shot and killed Friday night in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Dewey Knox, 27, was standing on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of South Central Park Avenue about 11:55 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan drove past and someone inside fired shots, authorities said.

Knox, of the 1400 block of South Troy Street, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m., authorities said.

The most recent shooting happened early Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

A 20-year-old man walked into Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg about 4:15 a.m., police said. He told officers he was walking in the 7900 block of South Maryland Avenue when he got into an argument with a group of males, one of whom pulled out a handgun and opened fire.

Police said the man was listed in “stable” condition early Sunday.

A shooting early Saturday injured four people — two men and a woman — in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The four were in a vehicle traveling westbound in the 3300 block of West Beach Avenue about 2:20 a.m., when they heard shots ring out and realized they each had been struck, police said.

They then drove themselves to Norwegian-American Hospital, police said. The 19-year-old woman was shot in the left leg; an 18-year-old man was shot in the back; a 20-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to both arms; and a third man, 21, was shot in the right shoulder, police said. All four were listed in “stable” condition.

Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

At least 14 others were 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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