4 Dead, 39 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO police say four people are dead and at least 39 others have been wounded in shootings across the city so far this weekend.

In the most recent fatal shooting, police in the 3600 block of West Belmont Avenue discovered an unresponsive man in his mid-20s lying on the ground in an alley.

The man was sitting in the driver’s side of a vehicle, and was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head.

Area Five detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting.

The city’s first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported in the 11600 block of South Peoria at approximately 8:13 p.m., police said.

In the shooting, officers responding to calls of shots fired found a 48-year-old man lying on the ground in the rear of a residence with a gunshot wound to his chest.

He was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition, and was later pronounced dead. Area Two detectives are currently investigating the shooting, and no suspects are in custody.

At approximately 11:17 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of West 110th Place, a 28-year-old man was found by police slumped behind the wheel of his car. Officers say the man was shot in the arm and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting is under investigation by Area Two detectives.

Just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 3500 block of West Flournoy, officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert discovered an 18-year-old man lying on the sidewalk. The man had been shot in the head and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another victim, a 14-year-old boy, was driven to Mount Sinai after he was shot in the left arm, and he is now listed in fair condition.

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