CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 22 people have been shot, two killed, in shootings in Chicago this weekend, police say.
A man was shot dead Saturday morning in Auburn Gresham on the South Side. Police responded to calls for someone shot in the 1600 block of West 80th Street when they found a 58-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest shortly after midnight, according to Chicago police. Witnesses at the scene told police they heard shots and saw the man fall to the ground, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Nothing was held.
Another man died after being found Friday night lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound in Garfield Park. The 26-year-old man was shot in the lower back around 6:30 p.m. on the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue, according to Chicago police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Nothing was held. No other information available.
In a non-fatal shooting, at least five people were shot in Lincoln Park on Saturday morning, according to Chicago police. It happened around 4:40 a.m. on the 1900 block of North Stockton, just outside the grounds of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Police said the shooting stemmed from some sort of conflict with a group of people drinking in the park. A 17-year-old girl was taken to Northwestern Hospital and is listed in good condition, police said. The four men, aged 23, 27, 31 and 44, were all taken to Northwestern Chicago Hospital by themselves, police said. They are all listed in critical condition. Police said the victims were not cooperating with the investigation.
Hours earlier, one person was seriously injured in a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway, the Illinois State Police said. The shooting occurred around 1:41 a.m. near Leavitt Street, police said. The victim was transported to a Mount Sinai hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the ISP. Police did not immediately provide further information.
Hours later, a man was critically injured in a Saturday afternoon shooting at a CTA Red Line station on Chicago's South Side, fire officials said. The man was shot at the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station, fire officials said. CFD brought him to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. ABC7 talks to passengers who are on the train. They said two men got into an argument. One took out a gun and shot the other. All passengers were evacuated. Officials did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.
Last weekend, 31 people were shot, four killed, in gun violence in Chicago, police say.
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The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.