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1 Dead, 35 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

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CHICAGO (STMW) – One person was killed and at least 35 others were wounded in weekend shootings across the city.

The fatal shooting happened Saturday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Ronnie Amos, 42, was found shot in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue at 8:54 a.m., authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:26 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Most recently, two nonfatal shootings happened within minutes of each other early Monday in the Lakeview and Pullman neighborhoods.

About 2 a.m., a 21-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3100 block of North Sheffield Avenue when he heard shots, felt pain, and realized he had been shot in the lower left forearm, police said. The man, a documented gang member, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition, police said.

At 1:58 a.m., a 40-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 10600 block of South Champlain Avenue when he was shot in the lower left leg, police said. He drove himeself to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition.

Three people were shot about 10 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of North Drake Avenue in the Irving Park neighborhood, police said. The group was standing on a sidewalk when a gunman walked up and opened fire, striking a 25-year-old man in the right leg and a 22-year-old man in the right arm, police said. They were taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic, police said. A third man, 29, was shot in the left hand and left the scene without seeking treatment.

About 9:45 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot while walking on the sidewalk in the 2500 block of West Huron Street in the West Town neighborhood. He was shot in the upper left chest and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said.

Almost four hours earlier, two women, ages 21 and 47, were shot near Montrose Beach in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. near the 4500 block of North Simonds Drive. The 21-year-old was shot in her left shoulder, and the 47-year-old was shot in her arm and back. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic in serious condition.

At least 27 other people have been shot across Chicago since Friday evening.

(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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