Two Men Killed, Two Wounded in Shootings Late Friday, Early Saturday

By Josh McGhee on July 13, 2013 8:34am | Updated on July 13, 2013 11:32am

 Two men were killed in separate shootings Friday night and early Saturday.
Two men were killed in separate shootings Friday night and early Saturday.
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CHICAGO — Two men were killed in separate shootings Friday night and early Saturday.

In the most recent shooting, Fernando Sanchez, 25, was standing on a sidewalk in the 3700 block of West LeMoyne Street in Humboldt Park when someone approached from an alley and began firing, police said.

Sanchez was hit in his abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman. He was pronounced dead at 3:36 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

On Friday night, Jeremy Morris, 25, was sitting in a vehicle in the 6800 block of South Paxton Avenue in South Shore when two men approached while firing shots. Morris, of the 5000 block of South Champlain Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:30 p.m.

There also were two nonfatal shootings Friday night.

A 23-year-old man was shot in his foot about 11:35 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue in Old Town, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

The man, a documented gang member, was being uncooperative with police, officials said.

Also, a 17-year-old boy was shot several times in his legs about 8:35 p.m. Friday in the 7600 block of North Paulina Street in Rogers Park. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition, police said.

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