Police: 3 Dead, 9 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were killed and nine were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.

The city surpassed 1,000 gunshot victims on the year earlier in the week, and it is fast approaching the 200-homicide mark.

The latest fatal shooting happened just after 11 p.m. Friday in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Adrian John Nieves, 31, was sitting in the back seat of a van parked in the 4300 block of West Altgeld when a gray vehicle pulled up and someone inside it shot him in the head. He was taken to Community First Medical Center, where he died, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His home address was not immediately known.

Four hours earlier in the West Side Austin neighborhood, 31-year-old Alfred Stovall Jr. was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 600 block of North Lorel, authorities said. Stovall, who lived in the neighborhood, died at Stroger Hospital, authorities said.

The first killing of the weekend happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday in Longwood Manor on the South Side. Two men, ages 26 and 27, showed up at Roseland Community Hospital after the attack in the 200 block of West 98th Place. The older man died, and the younger was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. The older man’s identity has not been released.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 10:30 a.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 19-year-old woman was shot in the left leg in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized.

At least seven other people were wounded in shootings across the city between 5 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Last weekend, 38 people were shot in Chicago, seven fatally.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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