Police: 2 Dead, 17 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

(STMW) — Two men were killed and at least 17 other people wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

A 34-year-old man was driving in the 900 block of North Lockwood about 5:30 a.m. when someone opened fire, police said. He drove about a block south before crashing in the 800 block of South Lockwood.

Officers found him dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office had not confirmed the death as of Sunday afternoon.

The other fatal shooting of the weekend happened at 5 a.m. Saturday in the West Ridge neighborhood.

Danial Zaffar, 18, was found in an alley with a gunshot wound to the head in the 5700 block of North Campbell, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy performed Sunday found Zaffar–whose home address wasn’t known–died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.

About 1:10 p.m., a 23-year-old man was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 2200 block of East 73rd Street when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, striking the man in the head, police said.

The man took himself to Jackson Park Hospital and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said. Police said the man is a documented gang member.

Earlier, two people were shot inside a fast food joint in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood.

A masked gunman walked into the restaurant in the 100 block of East 51st Street about 3:10 a.m. and opened fire, police said.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the chest, arm and hips and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. A 32-year-old man was shot twice in the right leg and was also taken to Stroger, where his condition stabilized.

Two teenage boys were wounded — one critically — in a shooting Friday night in the South Shore neighborhood.

The boys, ages 16 and 17, were walking on a sidewalk about 10 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Muskegon when a gunman walked up and opened fire, police said.

The older boy was shot multiple times in the back and right leg and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The 16-year-old was shot in the right calf and taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

At least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

(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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