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6 killed in weekend shootings across the city

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Four people were shot inside an SUV at 42nd Street and Fairfield Avenue early Saturday. (George Slefo~Sun-Times) Four people were shot inside an SUV at 42nd Street and Fairfield Avenue early Saturday. (George Slefo~Sun-Times)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Police officials responded to 33 separate shooting incidents across the city over the weekend. The shootings resulted in 39 total victims, 6 of those people died.

Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood, a 21-year-old woman was gunned down while riding in a car on Fullerton Avenue near Kedzie Boulevard, police said.

Cindy Bahena, 21, was a back-seat passenger in a car headed eastbound in the 3500 block of West Fullerton Avenue about 12:25 a.m. Sunday when a group of men standing on a sidewalk shouted gang slogans and fired shots, authorities said. Bahena, of the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the male driver of the vehicle is a known gang member, and Bahena was not the intended target of the shooting. No one was in custody Sunday night.

Early Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. About 2 a.m., Jaquez Williams was standing in the 5500 block of West North Avenue when someone approached him and shot him in the head, authorities said. Williams, who lived about a block away, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

About 1:15 a.m. Saturday, a man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

They were in a home in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue when someone outside opened fire.

Martarvian Emery, 21, who was in the kitchen, was shot in the chest, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office. A 19-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound in her leg. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Late Friday, a 32-year-old woman was fatally shot in the West Pullman neighborhood about an hour after attending an anti-violence event.

Police found Leonore Draper in a vehicle with a gunshot wound in her arm in 1300 block of West 116th Street, where officers originally heard gunshots, authorities said. Draper, who lived in the same block, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died, according to the medical examiner’s office.

She was an employee of the Chicago Public Schools, serving as a budget analyst, CPS spokesman Joel Hood said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A 44-year-old man was shot in the head after fighting with another male in the 100 block of West 104th Street about 9:40 p.m., police said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, but his condition has since stabilized, police said. The male he had been fighting with is in police custody.

In addition to the shootings, police seized 115 illegal guns. Alderman Bob Fioretti told FOX 32's Anita Padilla 209 people were shot in the month of April. He calls those numbers "alarming."

Motivational speaker Richard Taylor speaks with Chicago students about violence and what they are dealing with in high schools. He says he does not like the term "Chi-raq." 

"This is a war zone. We are gloating over the fact we have had more murders in one year than Iraq. But these are innocent victims being killed and they are glorifying something," Taylor said.

Taylor is making a documentary on the violence in Chicago called "Taking Back Chi-raq." He says the goal of the film is to combat violence and the negativity around Chicago. He wants people to understand that there is more to Chicago than just violence.

"For every story about that (violence), there are 10 stories about life. So, we are leading with community activists," he said.

Chicago Police Superintendent will talk about gun violence, gun penalties and guns police have confiscated Monday.

FOX 32's Anita Padilla contributed to this story.

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