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3 Dead, 37 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Three men were killed and at least 37 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 Advocate 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 in the Morgan Park neighborhood 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.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend was Friday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. About 10:45 p.m. Friday, 36-year-old Johnny White was found lying on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Damen with gunshot wounds to his head and thigh, authorities said.

White, of the 7600 block of South Carpenter, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to he medical examiner’s office.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Tuesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

A 23-year-old man was standing outside with a group of people in the 8700 block of South Escanaba at 2:12 a.m. when someone exited a light-colored vehicle and fired at him, police said.

He was shot in the side of the head and taken to Northwester Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stable, police said.

A woman was shot about an hour and a half earlier in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

The 19-year-old woman was shot about 12:45 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Van Buren, police said. The woman was standing on a corner with a group of friends when she heard shots and felt pain, police said.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her lower leg and her condition was stable.

On Monday night, a 21-year-old man was shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

About 8:50 p.m. the man was shot in the buttocks in the 2400 block of North Lamon, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

Earlier, about 4:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 600 block of East 133rd Street, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.

A man and teen were both critically wounded in a Little Village shooting early Monday.

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.

At least 30 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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