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2 Killed, 10 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Since Friday

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CHICAGO — Two men are dead and 10 other people are wounded after shootings across the city since Friday morning.

Two men were shot dead in Humboldt Park Friday morning.

In non-fatal shootings:

• In Humboldt Park at 4:28 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot in his forearm while walking down the 2800 block of West Division Street.

He told police that he was caught between crossfire coming from two vehicles.

He walked into Norwegian American Hospital.

• A man was shot several times in the Portage Park neighborhood early Saturday morning.

• In South Chicago at 3:51 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was shot in both legs while she was in the 8100 block of South Crandon Avenue.

Police think she may have been sitting in a car when she was shot, but they haven’t been able to interview her.

She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

• In West Pullman at 12:56 a.m., a 54-year-old man was shot while intervening in an argument in the 500 block of West 123rd Street.

He stepped outside when a shot was fired that struck his upper back. The man was taken to Christ.

• In Galewood at 9:25 p.m. Friday, a 21-year-old man was shot in his lower back while he was in the 6800 block of West North Avenue.

The victim, who was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, is being uncooperative with police who had no further details.

• In Austin at 5:40 p.m., a 47-year-old man was shot while he was in the 5500 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital after feeling the gunshot in his right arm.

• In Grand Boulevard at 4:52 p.m., a 58-year-old man was shot in his leg while walking in the 4200 block of South Michigan Avenue. Someone shot at him from an alley.

The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital.

• In North Lawndale at 3:17 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot while walking in the 3100 block of West 13th Street near Douglas Park.

Three male attackers emerged from an alley and one of them shot him in his abdomen and forearm.

He was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.

• In Roseland at 2:43 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in his chest while he was in the 9700 block of South Calumet Avenue.

He was taken to Christ in critical condition.

• In North Lawndale at 9:35 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was shot in her right leg while she was in the 4200 block of West 15th Street.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

The shooting occurred near Hughes Elementary, which was in session at the time of the shooting.

No one is in custody in these incidents.

3-year-old boy shot while riding in car on South Side: police

3-year-old boy was shot in the back while riding in a car in the Washington Park neighborhood on the city’s South Side early Sunday, police said.

He was among nine people injured and one killed in shooting attacks across the city between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, according to police.

The boy was sitting in the back seat of a car as a man drove it near the intersection of South Wabash Avenue and East 60th Street, police said. The car, a white Pontiac Grand Am, was heading west on 60th and halted at a stop sign when someone in a different vehicle pulled up on  the passenger side of the car and fired shots, police said.

The Pontiac driver sped away and later realized the young boy was shot, police said. He drove to Holy Cross Hospital, where the boy was initially in serious condition. The boy was later transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The Pontiac was parked outside the emergency room entrance of Holy Cross as officers arrived at the hospital to investigate. At least five bullets pierced the exterior passenger side.

Earlier on the Northwest Side, a 21-year-old woman who was inside a Portage Park apartment with a man as fatally shot when a gun one of them was handling discharged about 10 p.m., police said. She was initially taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition and later pronounced dead. Officers recovered a weapon on scene and took a 37-year-old man into custody. Detectives were investigating details of the shooting.

In an attack on the West Side, an 84-year-old woman suffered cuts to her face from shattered glass after a bullet likely hit her window on Saturday afternoon. About 12:45 p.m., police were called to the 1500 block of South Homan Avenue in Lawndale on the city’s West Side. At first, officers thought she was grazed but later realized that she was cut and not shot. The shooter was in a black SUV but got out of the vehicle before opening fire, aiming toward another vehicle in the same block, police said. The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was in good condition, according to authorities

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