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Juneteenth Frenzy: 20 Shot in Chicago Last Weekend

Here is a sampling of the Juneteenth weekend’s violence frenzy.

From WGN9:

At least 21 people were shot in Chicago overnight, with three people having died from their injuries, according to police.

A 24-year-old man was killed and a woman in her 20s was critically injured in a shooting in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. Police said the two individuals were in the 3200 block of West Division Street at approximately 9:13 p.m. when two to three unknown perpetrators attacked them and began shooting. The man was struck once to the head and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman was struck to the neck and was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

A 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. Police said the man was traveling in his car in the 2300 block of North Stockton Drive at approximately 8:45 p.m. when an unknown man who was on foot opened fire. The victim was grazed in the torso and self-transported to St. Joseph Hospital in good condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

A 49-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the city’s West Town neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. Police said the man was standing outside in the 2500 block of West Augusta Boulevard at approximately 9:58 p.m. when he heard several shots fired and felt pain. The man said he believed the perpetrator was an occupant inside a black SUV that fled the scene after the shooting. The man was struck once to the hip and was transported to Stroger Hospital where he is in stable condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

Three people were injured in a shooting in Chicago’s New City neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. Police said a 34-year-old woman, a 62-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were all standing on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of South Ada Street at approximately 10:15 p.m. when they heard shots and were struck. The 34-year-old woman was transported to Holy Cross Hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the left leg. The 62-year-old man was struck in the groin and taken to University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition. The 27-year-old woman was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to both legs. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

A 23-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the city’s Forest Glen neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. Police said the man was in the 4900 block of West Foster Avenue at approximately 10:18 p.m. when he sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was uncooperative with details surrounding the shooting, and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

A 36-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood early Sunday morning, according to police. Police said the man was standing on the street in the 5400 block of West Walton Street at approximately 12:42 a.m. when shots were fired and he was struck. The man was taken to West Suburban Hospital by a friend and is listed in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the left arm. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

A 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman entered Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds at approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning, according to police. The individuals said they were in a vehicle when they were struck by gunfire. The victims self-transported to the hospital and no location of the shooting is available. Both victims are listed in fair condition and there is no one in custody. The shooting is under investigation.

A 30-year-old man was injured in the city’s Near North Side neighborhood Sunday morning, according to police. Police said the man was walking through a parking garage in the 400 block of North State Street at approximately 1:52 a.m. when several men approached and shots were fired. The man was struck in the right leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation. Read more…

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