46 shot, 7 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence

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CHICAGO – Fox News reports at least seven people were killed and 39 others were wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago that included three mass shootings.

A 62-year-old woman was killed and two others wounded after gunfire broke out in a group of about 20 people outside a gas station Saturday morning in Austin on the West Side.

The woman and two men, 52 and 24, were in the 5100 block of West Madison Street when someone in a black Dodge Charger opened fire about 2:55 a.m., Chicago police said. The woman was killed while the two men were hospitalized in critical condition.

Later that day, a man was killed in West Garfield Park. The 34-year-old was in a parked car in the 3900 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone fired shots about 2:05 p.m., police said. He was shot in the neck and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He hasn’t been identified.

Hours later in Back of the Yards, a gunman approached a 19-year-old man in the 4700 block of South Wolcott Avenue and opened fire about 6:40 p.m., police said. Israel L. Luna was hit in the chest and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

Minutes later in Marquette Park, a man was killed and another was critically wounded when someone fired at their car in the 3000 block of West 65th Street around 7 p.m., police said. The driver crashed into a nearby parked car.

Three mass shootings

Around 9:10 p.m. in Calumet Heights, one person was killed and five others wounded when two gunmen opened fire in a parking lot in the 1600 block of East 87th Place.

A 39-year-old man was struck in the abdomen and went to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He hasn’t been identified. Another man, 40, was shot in the back and leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said. Another 39-year old man was struck in the ankle and was transported to the hospital in fair condition. A fourth man, 32, was shot in the leg and in good condition.


A 44-year-old woman was struck in the leg and went to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, police said. The sixth person, 25, was shot in the arm and also went to Trinity Hospital.

About four hours later, one person was killed and four others wounded in another mass shooting, this one on the West Side. Officers responded to a call about 1 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Lake Street and discovered five people — four males and a female — shot, police said. Marcus Edwards, 29, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder and an 18-year-old woman was wounded in the torso, police said. They were both taken to Stroger where the boy was in fair condition and the woman in serious condition, police said.