One Dead, Two Wounded Overnight Among 16 Shot in Weekend Violence

By Josh McGhee on December 23, 2013 8:40am 

 Four people fatally wounded were among 16 people who were shot this weekend.
Four people fatally wounded were among 16 people who were shot this weekend.
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CHICAGO — Four people are dead and 12 were wounded after a violent weekend in Chicago that included one dead and two people hurt in shootings early Monday.

Around 12:30 a.m., a 23-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West 72nd Place in Chicago Lawn when a dark sedan pulled up and someone inside fired shots, fatally striking the man in his chest. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Three people were in custody for the shooting, Estrada said.

The man, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at 3:22 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.

The most recent incident occurred around 1:50 a.m. Monday when another 23-year-old was shot in the 7300 block of South Greenwood Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in stable condition after being shot in his chest, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.

Another man was shot in a robbery around 12:10 a.m., police said. Two people approached a 35-year-old man in a parked car in the 12200 block of South Aberdeen Street in West Pullman and tried to rob him, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.

The man being robbed was shot in his wrist, foot, upper thigh and abdomen when he tried to get out of the car and flee. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition,  Alfaro said.

Overnight Saturday, Leroy Griffin, 18, was killed and four others were injured in separate shootings across the city.

Saturday morning, Luciano Torres, 26, was fatally shot while double parked in the Montclare neighborhood.

Overnight Friday, Jeffrey Anderson of Avondale was fatally shot near his home and six others were wounded in shootings.

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