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(STMW) – Two people were killed and at least 22 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

Early Sunday, one man was shot to death and another was wounded on the Near North Side, police said.

About 3:50 a.m., police found a 32-year-old man in an alley in the 800 block of North Orleans Street, police said. He had a gunshot wound to his abdomen and was dead at the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death but his name was not released Sunday afternoon.

Another man, 21, was shot in the right foot and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition was stable, police said.

The weekend’s first homicide occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Three teens were in the 2400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue when two other males walked up and opened fire, police said.

Ramon Breceda, 16, of the 2700 block of West 23rd Street, was shot in the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:17 a.m. Saturday, according to police the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks and an 18-year-old man was shot in the arm, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where their conditions were stable.

All three are documented gang members, police said.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon, when three men were shot in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The shooting happened about 3 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Colfax Avenue, police said, citing preliminary information. One man, 33, was shot in the right leg while another man, 32, suffered a graze wound to his side and was shot in the right arm, police said.

A third person was shot in his right side and left leg, police said. All three were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Their conditions were not immediately available.

At least 16 other people have been shot across the city since about 6 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Orlando Lomax was walking on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West North about 11:30 p.m., when four males walked up and the group got in a fight, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

During the fight, Lomax was stabbed in the back, authorities said.

Lomax, of the 1500 block of North Karlov Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.

Police said he was gang affiliated.

(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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