Chicago Weekend Shootings: 1 dead, 4 injured in the city


CHICAGO (TBEN) – At least one person is dead and four others were injured in weekend shootings Friday. The ages of the victims range from 16 to 64 years.

In the first shooting of the weekend, a potential robber is shot dead and a shop assistant is also injured during an attempted robbery in South Shore Friday night.

A man attempted to rob the grocery store at gunpoint just before closing around 6:20 p.m., on the 2600 block of East 73rd Street, according to Chicago police.

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A witness at the supermarket, who holds a concealed carry permit, pulled out a firearm and fired at the robber. The suspect fired back and punched the clerk in the chest and back.

The clerk, a 64-year-old man, was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition, according to police. The suspect was shot in the chest and pronounced on the spot.

Three pistols have been found.

Less than half an hour later, a 33-year-old man was shot while in a car, on the 4800 block of South Martin Luther King Drive in Bronzeville.

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Police said around 6:45 p.m. the victim was in the car when a red-colored SUV stopped alongside and fired shots – hitting him in the cheek, nose, arm and shoulder.

The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition.

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed Friday during an argument on the 0-100 block of West 103rd Street.

Police said around 7:52 p.m. that the victim was arguing in the street with another man who pulled out a gun and fired shots.

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The victim was transported by the Chicago Fire Department in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg.

A 16-year-old boy was shot while walking the 7000 block of South King Drive.

The teen was out walking around 9:46 p.m. when he was shot at by an unknown suspect driving a red SUV, police said.

The victim was shot in the thigh and was transported to the U of C in good condition.

This is a story in development.