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18 wounded in weekend violence

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Eighteen people were wounded in shootings across the city this weekend, including fifteen who were shot between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The most recent shooting happened early Sunday when two people were shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The men — both 21 — were in the 3500 block of West Douglas Boulevard about 4 a.m. when two suspects approached and fired shots before fleeing on foot, police said. One of the injured men was shot in the right ankle and the other was shot in the left thigh. Both were taken by friends to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were listed in good condition.

About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a man was shot during an attempted robbery in the South Shore neighborhood. The man was entering an apartment building in the 7800 block of South Burnham Avenue when two suspects approached and tried to rob him, police said.

During a brief struggle, the man was shot in the left shoulder, police said. He was taken in "stable" condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About an hour earlier, three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Police said they were standing on a corner on the 5100 block of West Maypole Avenue about 2:25 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV drove up and two males stepped out, firing shots.

A 33-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the left foot and lower back and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 25-year-old man was also in serious condition after he was shot in the back and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. A third man, 36, was shot in the right leg and buttocks and was taken in "stable" condition to Loretto Hospital, but was expected to be transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A few minutes earlier, a man was critically wounded in a South Side shooting in the New City neighborhood. Police said the man was in the backseat of a vehicle in the 1600 block of West 46th Street about 2:10 a.m. when a gunman on the street started firing shots into the vehicle.

The man, 21, was shot in the head and taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

About an hour earlier, three people were shot in a drive-by shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. They were walking on the sidewalk in the 7600 block of South Ingleside Avenue when someone inside a dark-colored sedan driving by opened fire about 1:15 a.m., police said.

A 16-year-old girl was shot in the right ankle and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center. Two men, aged 19 and 21, also each suffered gunshot wounds to the right ankle and were both taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center. All three were listed in "stable" condition.

A man was shot on the North Side early Sunday in the West Ridge neighborhood. The 34-year-old man was walking down the block in the 7300 block of North Campbell Avenue about 1 a.m. when he was shot in the leg, police said. He showed up at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was listed in good condition.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot multiple times by a masked gunman in the Austin neighborhood.

The 29-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway when a masked gunman walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot in both thighs and his elbow, and taken in "stable" condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About an hour earlier, three people were shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 59th Street on the South Side. They were in a northbound vehicle when somebody in another vehicle opened fire, Illinois State Police said. They drove themselves to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 29-year-old man was shot while driving a vehicle in the 500 block of West Grand Avenue in the West Town neighborhood about 4:15 a.m. Saturday. Another vehicle drove alongside and someone inside fired several shots, striking the driver twice in the right arm, once in the chest and once in the abdomen, police said.

The man is a documented gang member, police said.

He was able to drive to the 1300 block of West Lake Street where an acquaintance drove him to Rush University Medical Center, police said. He was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in good condition.

A 21-year-old man was shot after leaving a party about 3:25 a.m. Saturday in the 4100 block of South Western Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. A friend of the injured man took him to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the left side of his body.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the neck at 6:37 p.m. Friday while walking with a friend in the 1900 block of East 95th Street in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in "stable" condition, police said. The friend was uninjured.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.

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