13 Shot, 5 Fatally, In First 3 Hours Of Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 13 people were shot in a burst of gun violence across the city during the first three hours of the weekend, leaving five dead, according to Chicago Police.

The latest homicide happened just before 9 p.m. in West Rogers Park on the North Side.

A 26-year-old man was outside in the 6000 block of North Talman when a group of people walked up and fired shots, hitting him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m., authorities said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

About 8:15 p.m., a mass shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side left one person dead and six more wounded.

They were standing together in the 3300 block of West Maypole when someone in a black vehicle going east opened fire, police said. Three men — ages 26, 27, 34 — took themselves to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to the arms and legs, police said. A male whose age was unknown was taken with them and was later pronounced dead.

A 31-year-old man was shot in the left arm and a 22-year-old woman was shot in the right foot, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A 21-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the face and was treated, but not taken to a hospital.

More West Side gunfire about 15 minutes earlier left two men, ages 18 and 20, dead in Austin. They were standing by a parked car in the 5500 block of West Congress Parkway when a grey car drove up and someone inside opened fire, hitting the younger man in the head and the older man repeatedly. They were pronounced dead at Stroger, police said.

About 6:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was gunned down in a gangway in the 4500 block of West Maypole in a West Garfield Park neighborhood drive-by attack. He died at the scene of a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

The medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm those four deaths.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 6 p.m. in Bronzeville on the South Side. A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest while standing in the 4200 block of South Michigan, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger.

The weekend’s first shooting happened at 5:40 p.m. on the Southwest Side, where someone in a silver minivan shot a 19-year-old in the back in the 2800 block of South Harding, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

(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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