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7 Dead, 35 Wounded in Shootings Over Weekend, Police Say

By Kelly Bauer | July 20, 2015 8:16am | Updated on July 20, 2015 8:59am
 Seven people have been killed and 35 wounded in shootings over the weekend, police say.
Seven people have been killed and 35 wounded in shootings over the weekend, police say.
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CHICAGO — Seven people were killed and 35 wounded in shootings over the weekend, police said.

Since Sunday afternoon, nine people were wounded in shootings, including two people shot by police, said Officer Jose Estrada, Chicago Police Department spokesman.

Most recently, police shot a man who was beating another man with a baseball bat on the Near North Side at 4 a.m., according to a Chicago Police Department Statement. Police also shot another man who pointed a gun at them after a reported robbery on the Near West Side at 3:45 a.m., police said.

• At 2:50 a.m., a 22-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman. The man had a wound in his foot and said he was shot in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt Road in North Lawndale, Estrada said.

• At 1:45 a.m., a 20-year-old man was standing on a corner in the 4100 block of South Albany Avenue in Brighton Park with acquaintances when a man shot at them from across the street, Estrada said. The victim was shot in his left hand and taken to St. Anthony Hospital in good condition, Estrada said.

The man is a documented gang member, police said.

• At 1:10 a.m. Monday, a 21-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 4400 block of North Kedzie Avenue in Albany Park when a group of four or five men walked up and started yelling gang slogans, Estrada said. One man shot at the victim, hitting him in his left ankle and right thigh, Estrada said. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, Estrada said.

• At 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old male was dropped off at West Suburban Medical Center, Estrada said. The victim said he was standing on the sidewalk in the 6100 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in Austin when he heard shots and felt pain, Estrada said.

The man is a documented gang member, police said.

• At 8 p.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 4500 block of West 16th Street in North Lawndale when someone shot at him from a dark-colored SUV, Estrada said. The man was shot in his shoulder and took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated and released, Estrada said.

• At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a 23-year-old man was driving in the 5300 block of South King Drive in Washington Park when he stopped at a stop sign and someone shot at him, Estrada said. The man was shot in his left leg and took himself to Provident Hospital in stable condition, Estrada said.

• At 1:05 p.m. Sunday, a 36-year-old man was driving in the 2400 block of South Archer Avenue in Bridgeport when he heard shots and felt pain, Estrada said. The man was shot in his leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Estrada said.

The man is a documented gang member, police said.

No one is in custody for these shootings, Estrada said.

From Saturday to Sunday mornings, one man died and eight others were wounded in shootings. Elbert Farris, 25, was shot multiple times in Garfield Park on Saturday night.

Between Friday and Saturday mornings, six people were killed and 18 were wounded in shootings.

Three men were found dead in their home in Mayfair on Friday night in what police suspect is a murder-suicide.

Police found a man dead in his car in Englewood on Saturday morning, and a shooting left a man dead in North Lawndale. A 22-year-old man was also killed in a shooting in West Ridge on Friday afternoon.

Also over the weekend, four bodies were found Saturday night inside a home in East Chatham, though authorities aren't yet sure how they died.

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