1 Dead, 33 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — One man was killed and at least 37 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago over the Easter holiday weekend.

The fatal shooting happened at 2:27 a.m. Sunday, when two men were shot by another male while they were standing outside in the 1300 block of South Fairfield in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. One man suffered gunshot wounds to the head and back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His age was not known and the Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide information on the fatality. A 19-year-old man was shot in the left hand and also taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized.

The most recent burst of violence left three people wounded in separate shootings Sunday afternoon in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

At 12:42 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the upper left leg in the 3600 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About half an hour earlier, a 23-year-old man was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in the same neighborhood. He was standing in the street in the 1400 block of South Homan at 12:10 p.m. when someone in a passing gray car opened fire, police said. He was shot in the lower back and taken by a good Samaritan to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

Earlier Sunday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the same neighborhood. He was sitting in the front passenger seat of a parked vehicle in the 3500 block of West Douglas at 10:54 a.m. when another car pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot in the left forearm and taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

At least 33 other people have wounded in citywide shootings since 4 p.m. Friday.

Last weekend, seven men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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