6 killed, 35 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

CHICAGO (Sun Times Media Wire) - Six people were killed and at least 35 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The most recent homicides happened within minutes of each other Sunday night on the Southwest and West sides, according to Chicago Police.

At 8:40 p.m., officers found a 30-year-old man on the street in Gage Park’s 2400 block of West 58th Street, police said. He was shot in the abdomen, groin and shoulder and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, police said.

About the same time, a 42-year-old man was driving in Austin’s 1000 block of North Lamon when someone opened fire, striking him repeatedly, police said. His vehicle crashed into a parked car and the man, a documented gang member, was dead at the scene, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm those deaths.

About 6 a.m. Sunday, a man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Raul Lagunas, 28, suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and arm near his home in the 1500 block of North Avers, authorities said. He was dead at the scene, but police did not have details on the circumstances of the attack.

Saturday night, a 35-year-old man was killed and a 26-year-old woman injured in a Brighton Park neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 9:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Albany found him lying in the street with gunshot wounds to the right chest and arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The woman had been 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.

Investigators think the shooting was gang-related.

Early Saturday, a 34-year-old man was shot to death in Garfield Ridge on the Southwest Side.

Witnesses told investigators they heard shots, looked out the window and saw him lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to the head just before 5 a.m. in the 5200 block of South Menard. He was dead at the scene.

The medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatalities on Albany and Menard but the victims’ identities still were being withheld Sunday night.

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 just after midnight Monday on the Near West Side.

A 29-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 700 block of South Campbell when another man got out of a black SUV and shot at him, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the left calf, and was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition stabilized, said police, who aded that the shooter was thought to be a known gang member.

About an hour earlier, three men were shot in West Englewood on the South Side.

About 10:50 p.m. Sunday, they were on the front porch of a home in the 6900 block of South Winchester when they heard shots and felt pain, police said.

A 22-year-old shot in the right hand was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, and a 25-year-old shot in the right hip was taken to Stroger Hospital. The third man, 26, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with gunshot wounds to the neck and back.

Their conditions stabilized, police said.

At least 29 other people have been shot across the city since 8 p.m. Friday.

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