CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 37 people have been shot, three killed, in shootings in Chicago this weekend.
Five people were shot in a street shooting Sunday morning in West Garfield Park, Chicago police said. One of the victims, a 40-year-old woman, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead in hospital. The other four victims were taken to various hospitals in reasonable condition. One of the victims told police that someone in a vehicle shot them at around 2 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Washington Street. No one is on hold at this time.
In another fatal shooting Sunday morning, a man was shot dead before 2:30 a.m. in the 1000 North California Avenue block in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. No one has been arrested and county detectives are investigating.
A man was shot while riding a bicycle Sunday morning on the Near North Side, police said. The 29-year-old man who was riding a bicycle was shot in the thigh and arm around 12:15 a.m. in the 600 block of West Scott Street and was taken to hospital in good condition. No one is on hold at this time.
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A man died in a shooting Saturday afternoon on Chicago's Southwest Side, police said. The shooting occurred in the 5000 block of South Talman Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood at around 5:18 p.m. A 59-year-old man was in an alley when two men approached him. One of them pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting the man in the shoulder. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No perpetrator is in custody and county detectives are currently investigating.
Less than an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot on the Chicago Lawn, police said. The 15-year-old was in an alley around 4:35 p.m. on the 6400 South Troy Street block when someone opened fire, hitting the boy in the thigh, Chicago police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he is doing well, police said. Nothing was held.
Earlier that day, an attempted robbery turned into a shooting on Chicago's South Side, police said. It happened around 1:50 am in Morgan Park near West 110th Street and Western Avenue. Police said someone tried to rob a 22-year-old man at gunpoint. When the victim refused to hand over his belongings, police said, he was shot in the chest, and the suspect fled. The victim was taken to hospital, and is in reasonable condition. Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.
Less than an hour later, a 17-year-old girl was shot early on Chicago's West Side. The shooting occurred in the 0-100 block of South Spaulding Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood at around 2:45 a.m. He told police that someone opened fire from inside a moving vehicle, hitting him twice. The teenager was transported alone to the Mt. Sinai. No one is in custody and Area Four Detectives are investigating.
Last weekend, at least 27 people were shot, five killed, in gun violence across the city, police said.
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The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.