1 Dead, 12 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

At least one man was killed and 12 people hurt in gun  violence attacks across Chicago since Friday, police said.

The weekend’s first homicide occurred just before 8 p.m.  Friday in the 400 block of South Central Avenue when a 36-year-old man was shot  during an argument with another man. The victim was arguing with a man when the  offender pulled out a gun, police said.

The victim was shot several times while trying to run across  the street to escape the gunfire, according to authorities.

The 36-year-old man, identified as Louis Wherry, of the 200  block of South Central Avenue,  was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital with  gunshot wounds to his abs, back, left arm and left buttocks, officials said.

The most recent shooting took place on the city’s South Side  around 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

Two men were shot in the 11700 block of South Morgan Street,  according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Dan O’Brien.

A man, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the  head and taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak  Lawn. Another victim, an 18-year-old man, was shot in the foot, O’Brien  said.

Earlier on the South Side, police said two men were shot  around 11:50 a.m. in the 6400 block of South Paulina. A 23-year-old man was shot  in the chest and taken in serious condition to John H. Stroger Hospital and a  22-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken in good condition to Stroger  Hospital.

Also Saturday, around 2 a.m., a 23-year-old man was walking  to a party in the 3200 block of West Maypole Avenue when he got into an argument  with a male offender, police said.

The man pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the abdomen  and buttocks and fled the scene, according to Chicago Police News Affairs  Officer Jose Estrada.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious  condition.

On Friday, at least seven other people were shot.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and right knee  around 9:10 p.m. while he was standing on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of West  58th Street.

The man, who is on parole, was taken to Stroger Hospital in  serious condition, Estrada said.

Around 7:30 p.m., three people were shot near 69th Street  and Harvard Avenue.

Three men were standing on the sidewalk in the 6900 block of  South Harvard Avenue when a four-door sedan drove up and a passenger fired  several shots at the group, Estrada said.

A 39-year-old man was shot in the left leg and taken to Cook  County Hospital in stable condition. A 25-year-old man suffered a graze wound to  the face and was listed in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and  an 18-year-old man was shot in the right thigh and listed in stable condition at  Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About an hour earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the  7400 block of North Hoyne Avenue while riding his bike, police said.

The boy was on his bike when a man exited a silver minivan  and shot at him, striking him in the lower back and left knee, Estrada said.

He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in stable  condition, officials said.

The first weekend shooting took place around 5:30 p.m.  Friday when a 16-year-old girl and 22-year-old man were shot while sitting on a  porch in the 3900 block of West Arthington Street, authorities said.

The 16-year-old was shot in the right knee and the  22-year-old was shot in the right leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in  stable condition, police said.



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