Police: 2 dead, 12 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two men have been killed and at least 12 other people wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.

The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.

At 12:04 p.m., Anthony Barr, 45, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked blue SUV in the 300 block of East 136th Street when he was approached by two males who opened fire before running away, police said. He was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in the 15000 block of Vine Avenue in Harvey.

The other fatal shooting happened Friday night in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Just after 10 p.m., the 34-year-old man was shot in the chest by someone he knew during a fight inside a home in the 8000 block of South Evans, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released.

Area South detectives were questioning a person in custody early Saturday, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side near Jackson Park. About 7 p.m., a man, 23, and a woman, 18, were shot in the 6600 block of South Stony Island, according to police. The man was shot in the head and the woman was shot in her back and right leg. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the man was in serious condition and the woman’s condition had stabilized.

Sunday afternoon, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. About 2:40 p.m., he was outside in the 1300 block of South Millard when he heard gunshots and felt pain. He was struck in the right leg and took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition.

Early Sunday, a man was shot in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. About 1:35 a.m., the 20-year-old was walking in an alley in the 600 block of West 129th Place when someone in a white SUV fired shots striking him in the left thigh and right buttocks, police said. The man was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

Five minutes before, a man was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 20-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 4000 block of South Polk when two people walked up and fired shots, striking him in the abdomen, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

At 7:53 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 25-year-old man was in the hallway of a two-flat building in the 1600 block of North Mason when a person approached him and started shooting, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized.

Earlier in the afternoon, a woman was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.  The 19-year-old told investigators she was inside a vehicle at 12:25 p.m. in the 900 block of North Homan when a car pulled alongside it and someone inside opened fire, according to police. She suffered a gunshot wound to the left shoulder and was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

On Saturday morning, a man was shot and seriously wounded in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 28-year-old was shot in the upper right thigh at 6:21 a.m. in the 9100 block of South Wentworth, according to police. Acquaintances drove him to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park before he was transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

Nearly three hours earlier, a man was shot during a robbery attempt in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood. About 3:30 a.m., the 32-year-old was walking in the 5900 block of South Calumet when two people walked up and demanded his things, with one of them brandishing a handgun, police said. He swatted at the gun, which went off and hit his right foot. The robbers ran away empty-handed. The man was listed in good condition at University of Chicago Medical Center.

A 16-year-old boy was shot Friday night in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing on the sidewalk about 9:50 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Hermitage when he heard gunfire and felt pain, according to police. A family member drove him to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to his back. He was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Earlier Friday evening in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, a 50-year-old man was walking at 5:32 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Francisco when someone in a white vehicle fired shots, according to police. He was shot in the arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

The weekend’s first shooting happened minutes before in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 20-year-old man was standing in the street at 5:26 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Cicero when a vehicle pulled up and someone fired shots, police said. He suffered gunshot wounds to the shoulder and hip and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

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