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2 killed, 22 wounded in Chicago shootings since Friday evening

At least 24 people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, including a man killed while on a porch in Stony Island Park on the South Side.

He was sitting on a porch about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 8400 block of South Bennett Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him multiple times, Chicago police said.

The 30-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Later, a man was killed in a drive-by shooting late Friday night in the Near West Side.

The 22-year-old was sitting in a vehicle about 11:45 p.m. when a red car drove by and someone from inside fired shots in the 2300 block of West Harrison Street, police said.

He was shot in the back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name hasn’t been released.

In nonfatal attacks, three men were shot in Humboldt Park Friday on the West Side.

Officers responded to the shooting about 9 p.m. in the 800 block of North Central Park Avenue, police said.

The men were taken to hospitals in an unknown condition.

Hours later, five people were shot in a parking lot in Douglas on the South Side.

About 11:45 p.m., the group was standing outside in a parking lot in the 3000 block of South Rhodes Avenue when a suspect began firing shots in their direction, police said.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the chin while another, 19, was struck in the leg police said. They were both taken in good condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A woman, 18, was struck in the leg and was also taken in good condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

A third man, 20, was shot in the arm and was taken to Mercy Hospital in good condition, police said. A fourth man, 26, was shot in the leg and was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

Also Friday, a 17-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in South Chicago.

She was in a ride-hailing vehicle about 9:50 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Mackinaw Avenue when someone opened fire from an SUV, police said. The teen was shot in the shoulder and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

Early Saturday morning, a woman was shot in the 100 block of West Illinois Street after a man walked up to the vehicle she was in and showed a weapon.

The man driving attempted to leave, and the suspect shot at the vehicle, striking the woman in both her legs. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

At least 12 other people have been shot across Chicago since 5 p.m. Friday.

Last weekend, seven people were killed and 30 others wounded in citywide shootings.




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