Chicago shootings: At least 10 shot, 2 fatally in weekend gun violence across city, police say

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least 10 people have been shot, two fatally, in gun violence across Chicago so far this weekend, police said.

A migrant man was shot to death on Chicago's Southwest Side on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Chicago police said the shooting happened just before 12:45 p.m. near a Gage Park migrant shelter in the 2400 block of West 55th Street.

A 28-year-old man was on the sidewalk when a vehicle pulled up, and someone inside fired shots, striking him in the head, police said.

Police said the victim was transported in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Alderman Ray Lopez said the victim was a migrant, but he did not live at the Gage Park shelter at the time of the shooting.

Area One detectives are investigating. Authorities did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.

Hours later, a man was fatally shot in an alley in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.

The man, 19, was in an alley in the 1700 block of West Cortez Street when someone fired shots around 4:50 p.m., Chicago police said.

He was struck in the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He hasn't been identified.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

A woman was hospitalized after being shot while driving Friday night on the city's Southwest Side.

The 28-year-old woman was driving in the 4500 block of West 83rd Street at about 6:10 p.m. when a man driving in blue Jeep fired shots, hitting her in both her legs and her abdomen, according to police.

The woman drove to a gas station in the 8700 block of South Harlem Avenue, and after calling authorities, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in fair condition.

No one is in custody.

Last weekend, at least 18 people were shot, one fatally, in gun violence across the city, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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