1 Killed, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

(STMW) — A woman was killed and at least 18 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday.

The homicide happened about 6 p.m. Friday in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

A 24-year-old woman was sitting in a car parked in the 2700 block of North Kilbourn when another car pulled up and someone got out and shot her in the chest, according to Chicago Police.

She was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office withheld her name Saturday evening pending notification of her family.

Most recently, a man was shot and critically wounded early Sunday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

The 27-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 4900 block of South Laflin about 5 a.m. when someone opened fire, police said. He was shot in the chest and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

Less than 30 minutes earlier, a 31-year-old man was shot in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. He was shot in the leg about 4:35 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Eberhart, police said. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

About 3 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing in the street in the 7000 block of South Eberhart when someone shot him in the back, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

Roughly an hour earlier, a man was shot early Sunday in the East Side neighborhood on the South Side. The 41-year-old was walking in an alley in the 9600 block of South Ewing about 2 a.m. when someone inside a black Chrysler nearby opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the left leg and was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Just after midnight, a 37-year-old man was shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting in a car at a stop sign in the 8500 block of South Paulina when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the side and was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

At least 13 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since 6 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot a man who hit him with a bat Saturday night in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with an injury to his arm, while the man was shot in the abdomen and taken in critical condition to Masonic Medical Center.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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