2 Dead, 19 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

2 Dead, 19 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

At least two people were killed and 19 others wounded in weekend violence across Chicago, officials said.

The latest incident took place around 4:30 a.m. when a 25-year-old man was shot during an apparent robbery.

Police said the man was driven to a party in the 13600 block of South Brainard Avenue by a known acquaintance. When he arrived at the location he reportedly offered to pay the driver for the ride, but the driver pulled out a gun and demanded all of the victim’s money. The victim complied but the driver shot him in the left arm and fled the scene in a purple minivan, according to authorities.

The victim was taken to St. Margaret Health in Hammond, Ind. for treatment.

Thirty minutes earlier, two women were shot while sitting in a car near South Parnell Avenue and West 118th Street.

The women told police they were inside a car when a dark van pulled alongside and an offender inside the van fired several shots into their car, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

One woman, 36, was shot in the right abdomen and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition and a 33-year-old woman was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center with a wound to the left arm.

Around 3:20 a.m. a man was shot in a drive-by shooting in the 2900 block of West Cortland. Police said the man was driving down the street when an offender in a gold car fire shots from behind. The man called 911 and was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Stroger Hospital with a wound to the left hand.

Three men were shot around 2:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Normal Boulevard, police said.

The men told police they were standing on the sidewalk when they heard numerous shots and felt pain. A 39-year-old man was struck in the lower left leg, a 42-year-old man was also shot in the lower left leg and right ankle and a 36-year-old man was shot in the left thigh. The men drove themselves to St. Bernard Hospital where they were listed in stable condition.

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Source: NBC Chicago

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