Marking the start of Memorial Day weekend, Chicago’s violence spiked as three people were killed and at least eight others were injured in overnight shootings across the city. The most recent fatal shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the Hyde Park community, blocks from President Barack Obama’s Kenwood home. A man buzzed two suspects into his apartment building and left his door open for them enter, according to Chicago Police news affairs Officer Estrada. The suspects then entered and shot the 29-year-old man in the chest and back in the 1400 block of East 52nd Street, police said. Around 11:45 p.m. Friday a 22-year-old man was found fatally shot outside his home in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue. The man was discovered on the sidewalk outside his home with a gunshot wound in the back of his head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The weekend’s first fatality involved a 17-year-old man who was shot in the head two times around 11 p.m. in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The man was found in 400 block of North Central Avenue where he was pronounced dead. An 18-year-old man was also found wounded in the same shooting and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, authorities said. At least seven others were reported injured in shootings throughout the night.
Around 7:35 p.m. Friday a 27-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 1100 block of North Spaulding Avenue on the city’s West Side. He was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital where he was listed in good condition.
Less than an hour later a 17-year-old woman was shot in the hip in the 600 block of East 75th Street after male suspects approached the group she was walking in and shot. She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in “stable” condition, according to police.
Around 1:45 a.m. Saturday three people were injured in a possible drive-by shooting in the 400 block of north Sacramento Avenue, police said. An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were both shot in the buttocks. The 21-year-old man was also shot in the thigh. Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
A 21-year-old was also grazed in the arm but refused medical treatment, police said.
The most recent shooting occurred at 2:55 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue when a 24-year-old man was shot in the face. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition.
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