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Another typical weekend in Chicago: 4 killed, 29 wounded

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MyFoxChicago: Four people were killed and at least 29 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, according to police.

About 6 a.m. Sunday, a person was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The male, whose age was not known, suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and arm in the 1500 block of North Avers, according to preliminary information from police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Saturday night, a man was killed and a woman was injured in a Brighton Park neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side, police said. Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 9:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Albany found the 35-year-old man lying in the street, police said. The man had suffered gunshot wounds to the right chest and arm and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office could not confirm the fatality.

The woman, 26, was standing on a porch nearby when she heard gunfire and realized she’d suffered a graze wound to the right thigh, police said. She was treated and released at the scene. A police source said the man was a documented gang member.

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Earlier Saturday, a man was shot to death in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. The 34-year-old man was shot multiple times about 4:55 a.m. in the 5200 block of South Menard, authorities said.

Officers at the scene said he was shot several times in the head at close range. Witnesses told investigators they heard shots, looked out the window and saw the man lying on the ground, police said. He was dead at the scene and remained unidentified Sunday morning, a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.

Friday evening, a man was killed and a 16-year-old boy was wounded in a West Garfield Park neighborhood shooting. Cory Fisher, 18, and the boy got into a fight with a third person who then pulled out a gun and opened fire at 6:12 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Lexington, authorities said. Fisher, of the 3200 block of West Carroll, was shot in the head and the boy was shot in the right shoulder, authorities said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where Fisher was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m., authorities said. The teen’s condition was stabilized.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The shooting happened about 7:05 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Polk, according to preliminary information from police. One male was shot in the ankle and was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. Another male suffered a gunshot wound and drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital. Their ages and conditions were not immediately known.

About 4:55 a.m. Sunday, a man was shot during a robbery in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. Two people exited a white sedan, approached the 24-year-old man and announced a robbery in the 5300 block of South Wabash, police said. While the people were robbing him, the man was shot in upper right leg, police said. The robbers then got back in the vehicle, which sped away. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Roughly two hours earlier, a man was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The man, 40, was shot in the lower back about 2:55 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Mozart, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Earlier Sunday, a man was injured in an East Side neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. The 21-year-old walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital about 1:45 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said. He was listed in good condition. The man told investigators he was on a porch with a group in the 10300 block of South Avenue N when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

At least 22 other people have been shot across the city since 8 p.m. Friday.

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Same ‘ol, same ‘ol in Chicago: 2 killed, 25 wounded in weekend shootings

No where to be seen in Chicago...

No where to be seen in Chicago…

MyFoxChicago: Two men were killed and at least 25 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The latest homicide happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A 27-year-old man was driving near the intersection of Carroll and Central Park avenues when he was shot multiple times in the chest, back and arm, according to Chicago Police. His vehicle then crashed into a pole. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office withheld his name Saturday night pending family notification.

The weekend’s first shooting also turned fatal after a West Garfield Park drive-by attack about 6:40 p.m. Friday.

Alex Malone was outside in the 4100 block of West Wilcox when someone fired shots from a passing minivan, authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Malone was from the 1600 block of South Spaulding.

The weekend’s most recent shooting happened Sunday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Three men were shot in the 4800 block of West Van Buren at 5:10 a.m., police said. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right forearm and was treated by paramedics at the scene, but refused additional medical treatment.

A 24-year-old man was shot twice in the armpit and walked into Stroger Hospital, where he is listed in good condition. A third man, 27, suffered a graze wound to the left foot and walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. He was listed in good condition. Police said all three victims are documented gang members and aren’t cooperating with investigators.

At least 22 other people have been wounded in other shootings across the city since about 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, a Chicago Police officer shot and seriously wounded a man during a Chatham neighborhood traffic stop about 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Another man with a gun was arrested at the scene, police said.

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Another typical Chicago weekend: 35 shot — 1 fatally — in gun violence

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MyFoxChicago: A 17-year-old boy was killed and at least 34 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend.

About 11 p.m. Friday, the boy, later identified as Torri Williams, and a 20-year-old man were in the 6400 block of South Justine when a male got out of a passing white Cadillac and shot them, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Williams, of the 9000 block of South Laflin, was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:52 p.m., authorities said. The 20-year-old was shot in the arm and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting left a 19-year-old man seriously injured in Belmont Central on the Northwest Side early Sunday. About 1:20 a.m., he was walking outside in the 2100 block of North Mulligan when a car pulled up and a gunman got out and started firing, police said. He was shot in the chest and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in serious condition. Police think the shooting might have been gang-related.

That attack was part of an hourlong spate of early Sunday gunfire that saw three other men critically wounded in separate shootings on the West Side.

Just after 1 a.m. in Humboldt Park, a 29-year-old man was outside in the 4400 block of West Augusta when a gunman walked out of a gangway and opened fire, striking him repeatedly in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Norwegian American Hospital and later transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

At 12:40 a.m., a 20-year-old man heard shots and felt pain in Austin’s 4800 block of West Walton, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

About 12:15 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the head in Lawndale. He was walking down the street in the 1200 block of South St. Louis when a gunman walked out of a gangway and opened fire, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.

Late Saturday, two boys were shot in West Englewood on the South Side. The boys, ages 12 and 15, were walking in the 6700 block of South Winchester about 9:40 p.m. when they heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. The 12-year-old was shot in the leg and the 15-year-old was shot in the buttocks. Both were taken in good condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

At least 27 other people have been shot across the city since 9:30 p.m. Friday.

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Hey #blacklivesmatter and #gunsense crowd: More shootings in Chicago this past weekend

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MyFoxChicago: Five people have been killed and at least 24 others wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting was a double homicide that left a third person injured early Sunday in Humboldt Park. About 2:35 a.m., the three were in a dark car heading southbound in the 500 block of North Avers when shots were fired from the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, and the front-seat passenger, a man whose age wasn’t available, were both shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths but did not release more details. A 26-year-old woman in the backseat suffered a graze wound to the right ankle and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.

Late Saturday, a man was shot dead and another wounded in Greater Grand Crossing, police said. The men, both 21, were walking about 10:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 73rd Street when a gunman got out of a black car nearby and opened fire, police said.

Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. One was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead, police said. The other was shot in the left leg. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm that fatality.

Early Saturday, a 32-year-old man was fatally shot in a gang-related attack in Austin. About 12:50 a.m., he was walking with another person in the 4900 block of West Hubbard when shots rang out and he was hit in the abdomen and right shoulder. He was dead at the scene, police said. Authorities had not released his name as of Saturday night.

A 17-year-old boy died in the weekend’s first homicide about 6:45 p.m. Friday in North Lawndale. Donell Morrison was shot in the back in the 1200 block of South Kolin, authorities said. Morrison, of the 1300 block of South Kostner, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Little Village. About 5:30 a.m., a 27-year-old man was in the 2600 block of West 23rd Street when someone started shooting from a blue minivan. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side. His condition stabilized, police said.

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At least 21 other people have suffered gunshot wounds in attacks across the city since 3 p.m. Friday.

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Judge rules that 2014 law overhauling Chicago pensions is unconstitutional

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Fox News: A Cook County judge has thrown out a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two Chicago pension funds.

Judge Rita Novak said Friday the law is unconstitutional.

The overhaul sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees.

Workers, retirees and labor unions sued, saying the Illinois Constitution protects retirement benefits. Novak agreed, citing an Illinois Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that said similar changes to state pension funds were unconstitutional.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said without the overhaul pension funds will become insolvent. City officials also have said residents will likely see huge tax increases without pension reform.

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Chicago has the worst-funded pension systems of any major U.S. city.

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Gun control, Chicago style: 3 dead, 31 wounded in weekend shootings

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MyFoxChicago: Three men were killed and at least 31 other people wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot repeatedly late Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 10 p.m. in the 500 block of North Avers found Elbert Farris on the ground outside with multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one to the head, police said.

Farris, of the 800 block of North Latrobe, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Early Saturday, a 30-year-old man was found shot dead inside a vehicle in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. About 4 a.m., officers discovered Jemel O’Brien slumped over the wheel of a white car in the 7400 block of South Eggleston with gunshot wounds to the arm and groin, authorities said. O’Brien, of the 400 block of West 75th Street, was dead at the scene.

Three hours earlier, a 25-year-old man was killed and an 18-year-old man injured in a shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The two were in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw about 1 a.m. when a light-colored van pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. The older man was shot several times in the chest and arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities were not releasing his name Sunday night. The younger man also suffered a graze wound to his back. His condition had stabilized, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Monday in North Lawndale. The shooting happened in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt about 2:50 a.m., police said. The 22-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot, police said. He was listed in good condition.

The weekend’s first shooting left five men wounded in West Garfield Park about 5 p.m. Friday. The men were standing outside about in the 4400 block of West Maypole when someone fired shots, police said. The shooter then jumped into a compact SUV, which sped away.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the back and chest, and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 22-year-old was shot in the right elbow and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

A 19-year-old was shot in the right hand, and a 23-year-old was shot in the left hand, but hospital information was not immediately available, police said. Another 19-year-old suffered a graze wound to the left leg and was treated at the scene.

At least 24 other people have been shot in other attacks since 6:20 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot two people in separate incidents over the weekend.

Most recently, an officer shot a male suspect who they said was repeatedly beating another person with a bat about 4 a.m. in the 1500 North Clybourn in Lincoln Park. The suspect—whose age wasn’t known—and the battery victim were taken to hospitals in unknown conditions.

Early Sunday, police shot a robbery suspect who pointed a gun at authorities at 3:45 p.m. in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said. The suspect, whose age wasn’t known, was being treated at a hospital and was in an unknown condition as of Sunday afternoon.

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Another deadly weekend in Chicago: 4 killed, 18 wounded in shootings

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MyFoxChicago: Four men were killed and at least 18 other people — including a 12-year-old boy — have been injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday night, police said.

A baby boy being pushed in a stroller died Saturday afternoon when he was run down by a vehicle fleeing a deadly gang shooting in Woodlawn, the police said. Dillan Harris had celebrated his first birthday May 21.

“I tried to save my baby,” his mother said later Saturday as she gathered with grieving relatives on the South Side.  She said she’d been standing, waiting at a bus stop at 63rd and Ellis a little before 2 p.m. Saturday with her three kids — Dillan and his two older sisters. On a warm day, they were headed for a family outing to the 63rd Street Beach.

That’s when a westbound car, which the Chicago Police Department said was fleeing a  shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man, raced up. “All of a sudden, they swerved and hit a pole and hit my baby,” said the mother, who declined to give her name.

She said she tried to push all of her kids out of the way but didn’t have enough time to get Dillan clear of the danger. “It happened in the blink of an eye,” she said. “When I looked up, they were just there. I tried my best to save my baby.” When she saw the stroller had been hit, she said, “I knew he was gone.”

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The 22-year-old man was shot in the hip and back and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Chicago rapper Capo, whose real name is Marvin Carr, by the manager of Chief Keef’s group “Glo Gang.” Police were questioning two people late Saturday afternoon in connection with both incidents.

Earlier Saturday, a man was fatally shot at an Austin neighborhood party on the West Side. Three men with known gang ties were outside in the 200 block of South Laramie about 3:15 a.m. when they got into a fight and gunfire erupted, police said. A 26-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 27-year-old man shot in both legs and a 24-year-old man shot in one leg were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The older man was listed in critical condition, and the younger man’s condition was stabilized, police said. About an hour earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

About 2:15 a.m., Tarvares Herron was at the wheel of an SUV at a red light in the 6900 block of South Lafayette when he began talking with two females in a black car who were also stopped at the light, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. A male in the back seat of the black car then pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking Herron in the head, authorities said. The car sped away eastbound. Herron, of the 5900 block of South Wabash, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:39 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

The  weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 11:10 p.m. Friday in Grand Crossing’s 7500 block of South Langley. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found a 25-year-old man lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where he later died, police said. It was the same block where another man was shot to death by a Chicago Police officer the previous night.

Saturday evening, a 12-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded in the South Chicago neighborhood. The boy was standing outside about 5 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Saginaw when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in serious-but-stable condition.

The city’s most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 6:40 a.m. Sunday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. A 24-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to both legs in the 4500 block of South Wood, police said. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

At least 14 others have been shot across Chicago since about 7:15 p.m. Friday.

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