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3 dead, 22 wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Three people are dead and at least 22 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 7:15 a.m. Sunday, when a 29-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the 900 block of East 81st Street, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.

Four hours earlier, a 23-year-old man died in the Austin neighborhood, according to police.

The man was fighting with another male on the sidewalk in the 400 block of North Leclaire Avenue at 3:15 a.m. when the other pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times, police said.

The victim was shot in the abdomen and arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.

About five minutes earlier, another man died after a shooting in the River North neighborhood, in which three others were injured, police said.

The group was standing in a cul-de-sac in the 500 block of West Erie Street at 3:10 a.m. when people in a dark-colored sedan driving past flashed gang signs before opening fire, police said.

A 20-year-old was shot in the head and pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Three other men were wounded and taken to area hospitals in “stable” condition, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the left torso and arm, a 20-year-old man was shot in the right foot, and a 19-year-old was shot in the left shoulder.

Police said all four victims are documented gang members.

Residents who live near the scene say the area is a popular dog walking area. Chicagoans say they are "shocked" by the crime.

"I am relatively new to the area and one of the reasons I chose specifically here is because of the low crime rate," one resident told FOX 32's Anita Padilla.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about an hour earlier in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

A 25-year-old man was standing on the street in the 3900 block of West Ohio Street a few minutes before 2 a.m. when he “heard shots and felt pain,” police said.

He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition with gunshot wounds to the right hand and buttocks, police said.

Late Saturday, a male was shot in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

The male, whose age was not immediately available, was shot in the abdomen at East 87th Street and South Greenwood Avenue at 11 p.m., police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in “stable” condition.

A few hours earlier, three males were shot in the South Shore neighborhood.

The shooting happened at 9:24 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue, police said. One male suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle while the second had a bullet graze the side of his head, police said. A third male was shot in the back and listed in “stable” condition at a hospital. Further details about the victims or the shooting were not immediately available.

At 8:15 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the New City neighborhood. The teen was walking in the 5200 block of South Ashland Avenue when he heard gunshots and suddenly felt pain in his buttocks area, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he is in stable condition, police added.

Hours earlier, a man was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The man - thought to be in his 20s - was shot in the leg at 6:51 p.m. in the 2900 block of East 87th Street, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Another man was shot Saturday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood. The 38-year-old man was shot in the face about 3:40 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Harvard Avenue, police said. That person is said to be in stable condition, according to police. It was not immediately known which hospital he was taken to.

About one hour earlier, a man was shot in the Asburn neighborhood. The 20-year-old was standing on the sidewalk about 2:10 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Kedzie Avenue when a person on foot approached him and opened fire, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, police said. Police said the victim is a documented gang member.

On Saturday morning, a 21-year-old woman was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the hand about 5:55 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Madison Street, police said. She walked into Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition.

About 5:05 a.m. Saturday, a 33-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded in the Austin neighborhood.

The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Maypole Avenue when he was approached by someone who started shooting at him, striking him once in the face, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.

Less than 30 minutes earlier, a man who suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood walked into a south suburban hospital.

The 42-year-old man told police he was shot about 4:45 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Ingleside Avenue after he was involved in an argument with an unknown male, heard numerous shots and felt pain, police said. He later walked into MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where he was listed in “stable” condition.

About 1:05 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.

The man, 20, was walking on the sidewalk in the 7700 block of North Paulina Street about 1:05 a.m. when a group of males walked up and opened fire, police said. He was taken with a graze wound to the leg to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he has since been treated and released. The man is a documented gang member, according to a police source.

A 20-year-old woman was wounded Friday evening when a group of gunmen opened fire inside a store in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

The woman was inside a business in the 1600 block of East 71st Street about 7:30 p.m. when multiple males entered the store and opened fire, police said. She was shot in her right torso and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “stable” condition.

About five hours earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

The man was walking in an alley about 2:40 p.m. in the 4100 block of West 25th Place when someone walked up and opened fire, hitting him in the face and left arm, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition. Police said the man is a documented gang member.

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

FOX 32's Anita Padilla contributed to this story.

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