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Police: 5 Killed, 23 Wounded In Citywide Shootings Since Friday Evening

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(STMW) — Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.

A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Police found the 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk in the 900 block of North Karlov about 1:15 a.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

A police source said the teen had gang affiliations.

Two people were killed and a third was wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Logan Square.

The three people were in a vehicle in the 2300 block of North Springfield at 11:45 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire at the vehicle, police said. The vehicle then struck several parked cars.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the back and cheek and taken to Illinois Masonic, where he was pronounced dead, Greer said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the head and also taken to Masonic, where he was pronounced dead.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the finger and taken to Norwegian, where he was listed in good condition.

The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatalities. A police source said all three victims have gang affiliations.

About 12:50 a.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old girl and another man, 20, were shot in the 7200 block of South Laflin, police said. The girl was dead at the scene, police said. The man was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition had stabilized.

The medical examiner’s office identified the girl as Shaquise Buckner of the 1400 block of West 72nd Street. An autopsy Saturday determined she died from a gunshot wound to the head, and her death was ruled a homicide.

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed a block east of Chicago Police Headquarters about 11:35 p.m. Friday.

Walter Neely was found shot in the abdomen in the 3400 block of South Indiana, authorities said. Someone had approached on foot and fired at him, police said.

Neely was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m., authorities said. His home address was unknown Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened about one block east of police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Sunday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

A 23-year-old man was in the 2900 block of North Kimball about 4:35 a.m. when he was shot in the foot, possibly by someone in a vehicle driving by, police said. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic in good condition.

Police said the man has gang affiliations.

At least 20 other people have been shot across the city since 6:30 p.m. Friday.

(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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