1 Dead, 14 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — One man has been killed and at least 14 other people have been wounded in shootings since Friday night on Chicago’s South and West sides.

The city’s only fatal shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Officers responded at 12:23 p.m. to a call of a person lying face down in a vacant lot in the 5400 block of West Ohio. Antoine D. Watkins, 22, was dead at the scene, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived about a block away. An autopsy Sunday found Watkins died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, but it was not known when the shooting happened.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the South Shore neighborhood. A 20-year-old man was shot in the neck in the 6900 block of South Merrill at 9:05 a.m. and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Police said the victim was not cooperating with investigators and the circumstances of the shooting were unknown.

Less than three hours earlier, two men were shot during a robbery in the Englewood neighborhood. The men, ages 51 and 55, were standing on the front porch of a home in the 6100 block of South Morgan at 6:51 a.m. when they were approached by a male who engaged them in conversation before pulling out handgun, police said. He shot both men in the leg and took an unknown amount of cash from one of the victims before running away. The younger man was shot twice in the left thigh and the older man was shot once in the left calf. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions stabilized.

At least 11 other people have been shot in Chicago since Friday night.

Last weekend, four men were killed and 10 other people were wounded in shootings across the city. More than 500 people have been shot in Chicago so far in 2017.

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(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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