6 Dead, 31 Injured in Chicago Shootings Since Friday Evening

NBCChicago reports Chicago police say that at least 37 people have been shot, six fatally, since Friday evening in a violent start to the weekend in the city.

At least 31 people have been injured in shootings, according to police.

The city’s first fatal shooting was reported just before 10 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel, according to authorities. Police say two victims were inside of a first floor apartment when a man kicked in the door and fired shots at them.

A 60-year-old man was shot in the neck and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition.

Less than an hour later another fatal shooting was reported in the 8000 block of South Cottage. According to police, three people were inside of a vehicle when a person in a red SUV began firing shots at them.

A 20-year-old man was hit in the chest, and was taken to the University of Chicago, where he was later pronounced dead. A 30-year-old was shot in the right hand and is in good condition at the university, while a 19-year-old woman was hit in the right leg. She is also listed in good condition.

Just after midnight in the 4900 block of West Hubbard, a 67-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when a man fired shots at him from a nearby vacant lot. According to police, the man was hit in the neck, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No suspects are in custody, and Area Four detectives are investigating.

At approximately 3:12 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Keeler, five people were standing on the sidewalk when two men fired shots at the group, according to police.

A 25-year-old man was hit in the chest by gunfire, and was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai. Three other victims were hit in the legs, and all were listed in good condition at Mount Sinai. A fifth victim was hit in the right arm, and is also in good condition.

Just 15 minutes later in the 2600 block of West 24th Street, an 18-year-old man was driving when a man fired shots at him, police said. The man’s vehicle then struck a tree, where police found him.

The victim had been shot in the right armpit, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the 3400 block of West Ohio Street at approximately 6:28 a.m., a 26-year-old man was found lying on the ground by police after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and Area Four detectives are investigating the shooting.

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