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article imageChicago: 19 shot, three dead between Saturday and Sunday mornings

By Larry Clifton     Aug 17, 2014 in Crime
Chicago - Chicago exploded with gun violence again over the weekend with 19 people shot, including three dead, between late Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, according to police. The dead included a 16-year-old boy.
Police say one of the fatal shootings occurred near Pulaski Road. Around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, a few blocks east Polaski and the 2300 Block of N. Springfield Ave. Three people were hit as someone fired several shots at a car from an adjacent sidewalk.
Police say Damian Rodriguez, 21, was driving the car, and died from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center around 12:30 a.m. Rodriguez reportedly lived in the 2300 block of S. Keeler Ave.
Jason Seballos, 16, was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m., also at Masonic Medical Center, according to the medical examiner's office. Police said he suffered a back wound and a grazed cheek. Police said a third person, 18, is in good condition at Norwegian American Hospital. He was shot in the hand.
Gun violence has plagued Chicago over recent years despite the city having some of the toughest gun laws in the U.S. Last month 82 people were shot in Chicago during Independence Day weekend and 16 died from their wounds.
Early Sunday, shots rang out again in the same area, this time about 1:15 a.m. The shooting, in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue, a few blocks west of Pulaski, occurred in the Humboldt Park area on the West Side. A 26-year-old, Kardeon Glover, was pronounced dead at 1:56 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital. The victim was shot in the face, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Other Shootings in Chicago over the weekend
• The most recent shooting left a 23-year-old man wounded in the 2900 block of North Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The shooting happened about 4:35 a.m. Sunday. The man was shot in the foot and isn't cooperating with investigators. Police said he's in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
• Three men and a 15-year-old boy were wounded in the South Chicago neighborhood about 2 a.m. Sunday in at least the third attack at a single home on the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue this year.
The 15-year-old, a 20-year-old, and a 27-year-old all walked into South Shore Hospital together with gunshot wounds. The boy was grazed in the leg and is in good condition, police said. The 20-year-old suffered a wound to the side and is in stable condition and the oldest of the three at South Shore suffered a hand wound and refused treatment.
The one person police found at the scene, a 30-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with arm and foot wounds, police said.
The shooting happened in front of a house where people have been shot a number of other times this year. Sunday morning, fifteen closely-grouped shell casings sat under paper cards where two teens had been shot in May and another man shot a few weeks ago.
• About 1:50 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old man was shot a number of times in the legs and buttocks while he was outside in the 8700 block of South Union Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center to be treated for his wound and police said he's in stable condition.
• A shooting in the Marquette Park neighborhood about 12:50 a.m. Sunday left one man wounded. He was shot in the leg and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. No one is in custody. The 20-year-old was walking when police said he "heard shots and felt pain." The shooting happened in the 6300 block of South Albany Avenue.
• About 11:10 p.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg on the corner of 51st Street and Wabash Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood. He was on the sidewalk when someone in a light-colored passing car shot toward him and then fled southbound, police said. Police blocked Wabash at 51st and taped off a corner store as part of the crime scene. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in good condition, police said.
• Someone shot two women in the Near West Side neighborhood about 11 p.m. Saturday, police said. A 41-year-old woman was shot in the lower back and a 45-year-old woman in the leg, police said. The women walked into Stroger hospital independent of each other but had been shot about the same time at the same place: the 2400 block of West Adams Street.
• About 10:45 p.m. Saturday, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the 1300 block of South Avers Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Someone dropped him off at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for an arm wound. The boy and his brother had been fighting three other boys when one of the three opened fire, police said. The boy is in stable condition.
• At about 9 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his buttocks, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The man was shot on the 3700 block of South Wabash Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South side and was taken in good condition to Stroger hospital, Sweeney said. Someone in a light-colored car opened fire toward the man, police said.
• A 17-year-old boy was shot about 5:10 p.m. Saturday on the 500 block of North Hamlin Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, Sweeney said. The teen, whose condition was unknown, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. The shooting happened at 5:10 p.m., police said
• A 33-year-old man was wounded late Saturday morning in a drive-by shooting on the South Side in the city's East Side neighborhood. The shooting happened about 11:25 a.m. on the 9800 block of Avenue L, said Sweeney. According to preliminary reports, a gunman fired from a dark-colored vehicle, striking a man in his chest, said Sweeney. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, said Sweeney.
• A 15-year-old boy was shot about 11:15 a.m. Saturday in the 8500 block of South Exchange Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. The teen suffered graze wounds to the arm and back and is in good condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said. The teen was walking when an unknown offender fired shots in his direction.
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