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10 killed, 37 wounded in weekend shootings

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It’s been a deadly weekend in Chicago, as ten people have been killed and at least 37 wounded in gun violence around the city.

Two of the victims were children, as a 17-year-old was shot and killed on Friday night. A 9-year-old boy was also shot and killed, when an unidentified vehicle opened fire on the car he was riding in.

A 21-year-old man was killed on West Pershing on Friday evening, according to Chicago Police. Two more people were wounded in the shooting, as a 19-year-old was shot in the head and hand and a 22-year-old was shot in the back.

A violent Friday night continued when a 26-year-old was shot and killed. A silver SUV pulled up to the victim and one of the occupants opened fire, striking the man multiple times.

Another man was shot and killed in the 10600 block of South Green Bay Ave. on Friday night. While exiting a vehicle, two men were shot when a white SUV drove by and an occupant fired shots at the car. 

A 49-year-old man was shot in the back and transported to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Saturday. A 54-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting after being shot in the face. 

The violence continued on Saturday morning, as a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in the 4400 block of West Monroe. Police were called because of shots fired at the scene, and when they arrived they found the man lying in the street after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

An attempted robbery ended in the death of a 60-year-old man on Saturday morning in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. The victim was approached by an unknown assailant, who demanded money from him. A struggle ensued, and the man was shot in the left shoulder. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

A 58-year-old man was shot and killed in the 1100 block of West 95th Street on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:15 p.m., the victim was walking when a dark-colored vehicle approached, and one of the occupants fired multiple shots. The man was shot in the mouth and torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Sunday morning saw two more people shot and killed, including a 31-year-old man in the 3900 block of West Arthington. He was approached by another man on a sidewalk, and he was shot in the neck by the unknown assailant, who also shot a 32-year-old man in the leg. 

A 23-year-old man sitting in a parked car in the 2100 block of East 71st Street was shot and killed when two men walked up to the car and fired shots. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital with gunshot wounds to his chest and his arm, and he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

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