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3 Dead, 33 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings

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(STMW) — Three men were killed and at least 33 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend.

The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in Rogers Park.

Two men, both 29, were shot about 8:45 p.m. in the 7400 block of North Ridge, police said.

One was shot in the abdomen and the leg, police said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where he later died, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His name was not released Monday morning.

The other man was shot in the right leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Another man died Saturday morning, about five hours after he was shot and critically wounded on the Far South Side.

Darius Sept, 34, was shot in the abdomen about 12:30 a.m. in the 10900 block of South Racine, authorities said.

Sept, of the 1100 block of West 107th, was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center at 5:41 a.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.

Police said he was uncooperative with investigators at the time of the shooting.

About 10:45 p.m. Friday, a 36-year-old man was found lying on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Damen with gunshot wounds to his head and thigh, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but the man’s identity was not released Monday morning.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Monday in South Lawndale, where a man and a teenager were both critically wounded.

The 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were sitting on a porch in the 4300 block of West 25th Place when two people got out of a vehicle nearby and started shooting, police said.

The teen was shot in the arm, back and chest, and the man was shot in the head, police said They were both taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About two hours earlier, a girl was wounded in a West Englewood neighborhood drive-by shooting.

The 15-year-old was talking with friends near an alley about 1 a.m. in the 6900 block of South Justine when a dark-colored four-door Pontiac pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. She was shot in the leg as she ran away.

Her condition stabilized at Comer Children’s Hospital, police said. The Pontiac fled westbound on 69th Street.

About 9:20 p.m. Sunday, a man and a woman were wounded in a possible domestic-related shooting in the South Deering neighborhood.

The man, 51, and the woman, 27, were both shot near 95th and Oglesby , police said. The shooting is believed to have stemmed from a domestic argument, but detectives were still trying to determine who fired the weapon.

The man was in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds at Christ Medical Center, police said. The woman was also at Christ with a gunshot wound to her arm. Her condition had stabilized, police said.

At least 27 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 7 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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