Chicago shootings: 36 shot, 2 fatally, in weekend gun violence

Sun-Times Media Wire

CHICAGO — At least 36 people were shot, two fatally, in Chicago gun violence so far this weekend.

A man was fatally shot in Burnside Saturday night on the Far South Side.

Police found the 44-year-old laying outside with a gunshot wound to his chest about 10:40 p.m. in the 600-block of East 92nd Place, Chicago police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name hasn’t been released yet.

About 3:35 a.m., two men, 23 and 46, and a 29-year-old woman were in the 1200-block of North Dearborn Street when gunfire erupted, Chicago police said.

The 46-year-old was struck in his head, the 23-year-old in his foot and the 29-year-old shot in the foot and grazed in the leg, police said.

The two men were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the older man was in critical condition, police said. The younger man was in good condition, police said.

The woman was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was in fair condition, authorities said.

About 3:20 a.m. Saturday, a teen was in the 2900-block of North Halsted Street when he was shot in the back, police said.

He walked into Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

On Friday, two other teen boys were wounded in a shooting in Austin on the West Side.

They were walking about 5 p.m. in the 300-block of North Pine Avenue when someone opened fire, police said. A 17-year-old boy was struck in the right foot, and a 16-year-old boy was struck in the right shoulder, police said.

The 17-year-old was taken to Loretto Hospital and the younger boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. They were both in good condition.

A teen was shot and wounded Sunday morning in West Garfield Park on the West Side.

The 16-year-old was a traffic light about 4:10 a.m. in the 300-block of North Hamlin Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle stopped next to him and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the left calf, police said.

Two men fire guns from the windows of a blue Buick.

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