Police: 1 Killed, 21 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was killed and at least 21 more people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend, according to Chicago Police.

The latest shooting turned fatal early Sunday in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Juan Pita-Rosas, 32, was standing in an alley with a 22-year-old man about 12:10 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Kildare when they heard gunfire and both felt pain, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Pita-Rosas was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the 4700 block of South Springfield.

The younger man suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and chest and later showed up at Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 15-year-old boy was shot about 11:35 a.m. in an alley in the 1400 block of North Laramie. He was struck in the leg and taken to Loyola University Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.

At least 19 more people have been shot in Chicago since 9 p.m. Friday. Last year, 54 people were shot over Labor Day weekend.

(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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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