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Chicago shootings: 5 killed, 16 injured in weekend violence

By Shefali Kohli -- June 13, 2022 8:45 am -- Updated:June 13, 2022 8:45 am

Chicago [US], June 13: While the US is discussing tough measures on gun violence, Chicago on Saturday (local time) witnessed multiple incidents of shootouts resulting in the death of five persons and 16 injured.

At least five people have been killed and another 16 have been injured in shootings across the city of Chicago so far this weekend, according to the police.

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In an incident, a 37-year-old woman was shot and killed at approximately 12:19 am Saturday in the 0-100 block of South Albany, authorities stated.

The woman was a passenger in a vehicle when unknown offenders fired shots before running off in an unknown direction. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. She was later pronounced dead, police said.

At approximately 2:27 am Saturday, a 34-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the 2800 block of South Indiana. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries, sources reported.

In the most recent deadly shooting, a 23-year-old man was killed and three others were injured. At approximately 3:20 pm Saturday in the 8600 block of South Damen.

Four men were in an alley when an unknown vehicle drove by and a person inside the vehicle produced a gun and fired shots, authorities said. The 23-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

In the first fatal shooting of the weekend, a 25-year-old man was shot and killed at approximately 5:02 pm Friday in the 6800 block of South Justine, authorities stated.

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As per the sources, no arrest has been made as Area One detectives investigate the incident.

-PTC News

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