2 Dead, 12 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Violence

A 17-year-old boy and a 39-year-old man were killed and at  least 11 other people were shot in Chicago since Friday, officials said.

Police said a 17-year-old boy was standing on a sidewalk  around 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 3700 block of West Lawrence Avenue when he was  approached by two men.

The men shot at the teen and he was struck in the upper back,  according to authorities. The teen attempted to run but collapsed shortly  after.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Chicago  Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

Just over an hour earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot and  robbed in the 550 block of West Huron Street, police said.

The man was walking down the sidewalk when he was approached  by three offenders who robbed him of his money and fired a shot, Sullivan  said.

The man was taken to West Suburban Hospital by a family  member with a graze wound to the mouth. He was later tranferred to Stroger  Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

On Saturday, police said a 24-year-old man was shot   around 11:30 p.m. in the 11500 block of South Racine Avenue.

The man suffered a graze wound to the forearm but refused  treatment, said Sullivan, who had few details surrounding the shooting.

An hour and a half earlier, a 15-year-old boy was walking in  an alley in the 3200 block of West Wabansia when he was approached by a group of  men shouting gang slogans. The group shot at the teen, striking him in the  thigh, police said.

The teen was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition,  police said.

Around 9:30 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the butt. He  was walking down the street in the 400 block of East 73rd Street when he felt  pain, the man told police.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable  condition.

Outside the Far South Side housing project the Altgeld  Gardens, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg. He was shot around 7:15 p.m.  near 131st Street and Langely Avenue, police said.

He was taken to an area hospital in good condition.

One man was killed and another man was injured in two  separate shootings that took place around 6:20 p.m.

Police said a 39-year-old man was shot in the back of the  head by three male offenders in the 600 block of West 89th Street.

Fredrick Ollie, of the 8900 block of South Union Avenue, was  pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the Cook County  Medical Examiner’s office.

At the same time, a 23-year-old man was also shot in the  head during an incident in the 800 block of East 63rd Street, Sullivan said. He  was taken in good condition to University of Chicago Medical Center.

Around 4:18 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the right  and left legs.

The man said he was walking in the 6100 block of South  Kimbark Avenue  when two unknown offenders approached on foot and fired several  shots,  according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in  serious condition and no one was in custody as of 6 p.m. Saturday.

Earlier Saturday, a 17-year-old was outside of a home around  3:10 a.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of North Mulligan Avenue when a known  offender approached him and began shooting, according to Chicago Police News  Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

The teen ran into the backyard of the home and the shooter  chased him, Greer said.

The boy was shot in the lower back and ran inside the home  before he collapsed, according to authorities. He was taken to Loyola University  Medical Center in Maywood where he was listed in critical condition, police  said.

During the shooting, a bullet went through a window in the  home and a 53-year-old man was struck in the leg.

The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good  condition, Greer said.

Police believe the incident may have been gang-related but  no one was in custody for the shooting as of Saturday morning.

Less than an hour later, an 18-year-old woman was shot in  the leg in the 1700 block of West 21st Place.

The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition,  said Greer, who had few details on the shooting.

On Friday, two other teens were wounded in Chicago  shootings.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks during a verbal  argument around 9:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Bell Avenue.

Police said the boy was shot during a verbal exchange about  gang affiliations. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable  condition.

A person of interest is being questioned, Greer said.

Two hours earlier, a 17-year-old man was shot in the 1100  block of West Wilson Avenue while riding his bike.

The boy was riding westbound on Wilson when someone exited a  vehicle and began shooting at him. The shooter then fled on foot.

The teen suffered a gunshot wound to the left knee and was  transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.



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