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3 people killed in separate West Side shootings

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Three people were fatally shot Monday afternoon on the West Side, police said.

The murders come after a holiday weekend where two dozen people were shot in nearby areas on the West Side.

The most recent outbreak of violence started about 3:20 p.m. when a 20-year-old man was shot to death in the West Garfield park neighborhood, authorities said.

The man was sitting in a van parked in a gas station at South Pulaski Road and West Congress Parkway when another vehicle approached and somebody inside fired shots into the van, authorities said.

The man in the van was shot multiple times and dead at 3:30 p.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, which was not releasing his name because his family had not yet been notified of the death.

Less than two miles north, a teenage boy was shot dead about 5:05 p.m. in the 600 block of North Lawndale Avenue, police said.

Police responded to a call of a person shot and found the boy unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was declared dead, police said. The medical examiner's office has not yet been notified of the death.

About 15 minutes later, a woman was shot dead in the North Lawndale neighborhood. Detectives are investigating if the shooting was domestic-related.

Police said the woman, believed to be in her 20s, was shot multiple times about 5:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue. Police said she was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was declared dead. The medical examiner's office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Nobody was in custody for any of the attacks, police said.

The killings come after an especially violent holiday weekend on the West Side, where two men were shot dead and 22 others wounded in 8.5-square-mile area near the Garfield Park and Austin neighborhoods. Sources said an ongoing gang conflict was responsible for some of the attacks.

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