Violence in Chicago: 6 shots, 1 fatally, in weekend shootings across the city, CPD says

CHICAGO — At least six people were shot, including one fatally, during weekend violence in Chicago.

A 26-year-old woman was shot while driving early Saturday morning. She was heading north in the 900 block of South Austin when a person in a red sedan fired shots, hitting her in the back. The victim was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition. No one is in custody and Area Four detectives are investigating.

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A man was killed Friday night after an argument in Palmer Square on the northwest side. The 22-year-old was on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of North Bingham Street around 11:30 p.m. when two men opened fire after an argument, Chicago police said. He was shot in the chest and taken to Masonic Medical Center in Illinois, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name has not yet been released. No one was in custody. Two people have been killed in the Logan Square community area – which includes Palmer Square – so far this year, according to data from the Sun-Times. Last year, the community recorded one homicide during the same period.

In non-fatal shootings, a woman was shot Friday night inside an apartment building in North Austin on the northwest side. The 19-year-old woman was inside the building on the 5200 block of West North Avenue around 11:50 p.m. when someone opened fire from the sidewalk, striking her in the left arm, Chicago police said. She was taken by a friend to West Suburban Hospital, where she was in fair condition, police said. No one was in custody.

Three people were injured in a shooting on Friday evening in Pilsen, in the southwest. Three men were involved in a shooting with gunmen in a red van in the 900 block of West Cullerton Street around 11:30 p.m., Chicago police said. A 47-year-old man was shot several times in the body and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said. Another man, 34, was shot in the buttocks and a 33-year-old man was shot in the right arm, police said. The two entered Stroger and were listed in fair condition, police said. Police could not confirm what triggered the shooting. No one was in custody.

Last weekend16 people were shot, four of them fatally.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report

Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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