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Labor Day Weekend Shootings Kill 7 People, Wound 42

By Kelly Bauer | September 5, 2017 8:07am
 Shootings killed seven people and wounded 42 over Labor Day weekend, police said.
Shootings killed seven people and wounded 42 over Labor Day weekend, police said.
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CHICAGO — Shootings killed seven people and wounded 42 over Labor Day weekend, police said.

Twelve of those victims came in shootings since Monday morning, with three dead and nine wounded.

• At 10:55 p.m. Monday, a 38-year-old man was gunned down in Garfield Ridge.

• At 7:49 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in North Lawndale.

• At 6:36 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was shot to death in Austin. A man, 34, also died, but his wound was possibly self-inflicted, police said.

In non-fatal shootings:

• At 4:07 a.m. Tuesday, a 40-year-old man was shot in Roseland, police said. The man was inside a car in the first block of West 103rd Street when someone fired shots at the car.

The man was hit in his knee and he was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

• At 11:54 p.m. Monday, a 38-year-old man was shot in North Lawndale, police said. The man was standing on a porch in the 1300 block of South Millard Avenue when someone in a passing Infiniti SUV fired shots at him.

The man was hit in his groin and his right arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

• At 4 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in Marquette Park, police said. The man was in the 6600 block of South California Avenue when he was shot in his right thigh.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

The man is a documented gang member, a police source said.

The man was uncooperative with investigators, police said, and no further information was available.

• At 3:48 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in Chicago Lawn, police said. The man was walking in the 3000 block of West 61st Street when someone in a car drove up and fired shots.

The man was hit in his buttocks and leg and a friend took him to Holy Cross Hospital, police said. The man was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

• At 3:04 p.m,. a 20-year-old woman was shot in Gage Park, police said. The woman was walking in the 5100 block of South Western Avenue when she felt pain and realized she'd been shot.

The woman was hit in her leg and she was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was treated and released, police said.

• At 10:45 a.m., a 39-year-old man was shot in South Chicago, police said. The man was in an alley in the 8200 block of South Clyde Avenue when he got into an argument with someone in a car. The other person got out of his car and fired a shot at the man.

The man was hit in his foot and he took himself to Mercy Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

• At 10:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man and 30-year-old man were shot in Woodlawn, police said. The two were standing in the 1500 block of East 66th Street when someone walking outside fired shots at them.

The 24-year-old was hit in his buttocks and the 30-year-old was hit in his buttocks. They were taken to Northwestern Hospital, where their conditions were not available but they were listed as "stable," police said.

The shooter wore a black or gray shirt and ran away after the attack, police said.

• At 8:58 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in South Shore, police said. The man was in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue when someone walked up to him, fired shots and ran away.

The man was hit multiple times throughout his body and was taken to Northwestern Hospital. His condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

No one was in custody in these shootings.

Two people were killed and 12 wounded in shootings between Sunday and Monday, shootings wounded six people between Saturday and Sunday and two people were killed and 15 wounded Friday to Saturday.