One Dead, Four Wounded in Shootings Saturday Night, Sunday

By Josh McGhee on December 22, 2013 10:27am | Updated on December 22, 2013 2:08pm

 Leroy Griffin, of the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Hospital.
Leroy Griffin, of the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Hospital.
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CHICAGO — An 18-year-old man was fatally wounded on the South Side and four others were injured in separate shootings across the city Saturday night and Sunday.

Around 7 p.m., the teen was in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue when a dark-colored SUV approached and someone from inside the vehicle fired shots striking him in the head, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman, where he later died.

The man was identified as Leroy Griffin of the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue in Grand Crossing. He was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police said a 15-year-old boy walked into Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital Sunday morning after being shot in the arm. He said he'd been shot around 7 a.m. in the 2000 block of North Kenneth Avenue, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman. The boy was in good condition, and was not cooperating with police.

Two men walked into Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds Sunday morning, Sedevic said. One man, 24, was shot in the hand, and was in stable condition. The second man, 34, had two gunshot wounds to the abdomen and was in serious condition. Neither man cooperated with police, Sedevic said.

Earlier on Sunday, a man in his 20s was shot in the leg in the 4700 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue around 1:35 a.m. He was taken to the University of Chicago in stable condition, said Alfaro.

On Saturday, a 26-year-old man was shot dead in Belmont Cragin, while an Avondale man was killed and six other people wounded.

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