4 Dead, 12 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 | Updated 5:18 PM CST

At least four men have been killed and 12 other people have been injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday.

The weekend's latest incident took place around 10 a.m. Sunday when a man was shot while shoveling snow on Chicago's South Side.

The man was shoveling snow in his driveway around 10 a.m. in the 8500 block of South Constance Avenue in the Stony Island Park neighborhood when he was approached by two men, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The man, who is in his 20s, exchanged words with the offenders when one of them pulled out a handgun and shot him in the upper left arm, Zala said.

The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, two men were found dead in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue.

A resident in the area of the shooting called police after a victim staggered to their door and collapsed dead, officials said.

Responding officers discovered two men who were apparently shot to death in what police believe to have been a home invasion.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office could not confirm any details about the deaths.

Late Saturday, a 27-year-old man suffered a graze wound above his left eye, police said.

The man was shot around 11:45 p.m. in the 6500 block of North Fairfield Avenue but police did not have immediate details about what happened during the shooting, Zala said.

Less than an hour earlier, a 35-year-old man was shot in the ankle in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

The man was standing in an alley in the 5000 block of North Lincoln Avenue around 11 p.m. when he became involved in an argument with several other men. One of the men produced a gun and fired shots at the victim.

The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital in stable condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

Just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 10100 block of South Parnell Avenue, police said. The shooting is believed to have been gang-related, Sullivan said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

Just two hours earlier, a man was shot while standing on the 5200 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

The 31-year-old man was standing on the street when he was shot in the leg, Sullivan said.

He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

Around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, two people were shot in a drive-by shooting in the 800 block of North Kedzie Avenue.

An 18-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were driving down the street when a white car pulled up along the passenger's side and fired shots into the car.

Both victims were shot but managed to drive themselves to the hospital, police said.

The woman was shot in the shoulder and the man was shot in the right arm. Both victims were listed in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

In another drive-by shooting early Saturday morning, three people were injured, including a pregnant woman when a gunman opened fire into their car, which had broken down on an exit ramp off of southbound Interstate 94.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the boy was shot in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue, but was unable to relate what happened due to his injuries.

On Friday, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot while walking with friends around 7:20 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said.

The teen was walking with his friends when three offenders, one of them armed with a gun, approached on foot.

The two groups began to struggle and the teen was shot in the chest.

He was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead, Sedevic said.

Roughly two hours earlier, a 21-year-old man was found shot dead on the city's Northwest Side.

Police responded to a call of a person shot in the 4900 block of West Huron Street where they found the man fatally shot in the head.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, a 15-year-old boy accidentally shot his girlfriend in the chin, police said.

The boy was showing his girlfriend a gun while the two were at his home in the 10000 block of South Perry Avenue. The gun discharged and struck the 15-year-old girl in the chin, according to authorities.

The boy was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon with a defaced serial number, Sedevic said.

Both charges are felonies and the teen was turned over to a juvenile court for processing.

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