Chicago violence: 19 shot, 5 fatally in weekend shootings

1 killed, 1 wounded in Back of the Yards drive-by
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Weekend violence continues to claim victims across Chicago.

As of noon Saturday, 19 people have been shot, five fatally, according to Chicago police.

Two people were critically hurt in a shooting Saturday in Back of the Yards on the Southwest Side.

The man and woman, both 21, were shot about 6:40 p.m. while driving a gray sedan in the 900-block of West Garfield Boulevard, Chicago police said.

The man was struck in the chest and back and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The woman went to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.

Both were in critical condition, police said.

Area One detectives are investigating.

A man was killed and a woman was critically wounded in a shooting Friday in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

Three people were on a porch about 7:17 p.m. in the 900-block of West 50th Street when someone in a passing SUV unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

A 39-year-old man was shot multiple times and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A 66-year-old woman was struck in the shoulder and taken to the same hospital in critical condition, police said.

The third person on the porch, a 48-year-old man, was injured by glass and taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, police said.

Although the 39-year-old remains unidentified, an autopsy conducted Saturday ruled his death a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Area One detectives are investigating.

A man was shot to death Saturday in Englewood on the South Side.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 3:05 p.m. found the 40-year-old unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 5600-block of South Emerald Avenue, Chicago police said.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner's office has not released details about his death.

Area One detectives are investigating.

A man was injured in a shooting Saturday at a home in West Englewood on the South Side.

The 66-year-old was inside the home at 3:48 a.m. in the 6800-block of South Winchester Avenue when someone on the porch fired shots through the front door and window, according to Chicago police.

The man was hit in the foot and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate.

A man was injured in a shooting Saturday in Bucktown on the North Side.
The 27-year-old was parking his car at 1:35 a.m. in the 2300-block of West Lyndale Street when a male walked up, asked his gang affiliation and fired into the car, according to Chicago police. The shooter left the area in a silver vehicle.

The man was hit in the arm and went to Illinois Masonic Medical Center on his own, police said. He was listed in good condition.

No one is in custody as Area Five detectives investigate.

The Sun-Times Media report contributed to this article.
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