CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to police.
The latest shooting left two people dead in the outbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday on the Northwest Side.
Crews responded about 4 a.m. to Interstate 90/94 near Armitage, where a Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped with the male driver and female passenger dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head, according to Illinois State Police. Their ages were unknown.
A handgun was found inside the vehicle on the floor near the driver, state police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the deaths.
Saturday afternoon, two men were fatally shot in separate attacks that occurred within minutes of each other in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Kevin Milton, 32, was in the driver seat of a car about 3:45 p.m. in the 800 block of North Waller when someone walked up and shot him in the chest, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
He showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 4:14 p.m., authorities said. His home address was unknown.
About the same time, 20-year-old Albert Hurd was outside in the 5300 block of West Harrison when a dark-colored vehicle drove up and someone inside shot him in the chest, arm and abdomen, authorities said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m., authorities said. Hurd lived in the 5200 block of West Congress.
The weekend’s first homicide happened late Friday in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.
Two 21-year-old men were standing on a sidewalk in the 1200 block of West Grenshaw about 11:45 p.m. when someone in a dark-colored van fired shots, police said. One man was shot in the chest and abdomen, and the other in the arm.
Friends drove them to Stroger Hospital, where the man with the chest wound was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities have not released his name. The other man’s condition was stabilized.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Just before 5 a.m., a 23-year-old man was riding in a vehicle in the 2500 block of South Whipple when someone in a black SUV opened fire, striking him in the face, police said. The driver took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
At least 11 more people have been wounded in other shootings across the city since Friday evening.
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