Three Killed, at Least 20 Wounded in Violence Since Thanksgiving

By Josh McGhee on December 2, 2013 8:08am 

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 A 39-year-old woman was killed Thursday morning in the 4800 block of North Moody Avenue when a man slit her throat, police and neighbors said.
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CHICAGO — Three people were killed and at least 20 people were wounded in shootings and stabbings across the city over the holiday weekend.

The most recent shooting occurred about 12:10 a.m. Monday, when a man and woman walked into a convenience store in the 2600 block of East 79th Street in South Shore, police said. The man pulled out a gun and shot a 24-year-old man in both thighs and the abdomen, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

The 24-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition. No one is in custody for the shooting, said Greer.

Sunday evening, Sherod Nesbitt, 24, of the 11100 block of South Longwood Drive was fatally shot in Roseland. Earlier Sunday, three people were shot and another four men were stabbed, police said.

Saturday, Gentiles Williamson, 27, of East Garfield Park was fatally shot two days before he started his new job as a pharmacist. Two men were also shot leaving a party Saturday morning.

From Friday evening to Saturday morning two men were shot and in separate incidents and a man was stabbed when he intervened in an argument between his brother and another man, police said.

Thanksgiving morning, Maria Gonzalez, 39, died after a man pacing outside her Jefferson Park home slit her throat, neighbors said. Four men were also shot on the South Side that morning and Wednesday evening, police said.

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