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13 people shot, 2 fatally, since Sunday afternoon

By Adam Sege and Carlos Sadovi

Tribune reporters

7:30 PM CDT, June 17, 2013

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At least 13 people were shot on the city's South and West sides late Sunday and early this morning, including a 71-year-old man shot by a BB gun, authorities said.

Among them was a 15-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer during a foot chase in the Englewood neighborhood.

Another of the wounded, a 21-year-old man shot in Humboldt Park later died from this injuries, officials said.

By midnight, the violence had brought the number of people shot over the weekend to at least 47. The number of weekend shooting incidents was eight fewer than the number of incidents during the same weekend last year, Chicago police spokesman Adam Collins wrote in an overnight email.

About 1 a.m. Monday morning, a pair of gunmen on motorcycles ambushed two 21-year-old men as they sat in a vehicle in the 1100 block of North Campbell Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.

Luis Santana, 21, of the 1900 block of West Ogden Avenue was later pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. with a gunshot would to the head at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The other man sustained a graze wound to the buttocks and was also taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.

In the most recent shooting, about 2:30 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the head in the 9500 block of South Perry Avenue in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn serious condition.

About 1:30 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 5200 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, according to police. The man was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.

In other shootings since Sunday afternoon:

• About 12:15 a.m., a male walked into Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the arm during a drive-by shooting, police said. The shooting happened in the 2700 block of West 16th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, and police took a person of interest into custody afterward, Greer said.

• About 10:15 p.m., two people were shot in the 7200 block of South Dobson Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Both were taken to Jackson Park Hospital, police said. One is a 18-year-old man struck in the face or head. Information about the second victim was not immediately released.

• About 10 p.m., a 71-year-old man was shot in the right arm by someone using a BB gun in the East Hyde Park neighborhood, police said. The victim was walking home in the 5400 block of South Hyde Park Avenue when he heard a loud sound, said News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

The man realized he'd been shot in the upper right arm and noticed a maroon 4-door car speeding away. He did not see who shot him, however, said Estrada. Paramedics responded there for a person shot and took the man to University of Chicago Hospitals in "stable," condition, said Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan Hernandez. Estrada described the man's condition as good. A hospital spokesman said the victim was no longer at the hospital as of Monday morning. 

• About 9:50 p.m. a 25-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were hurt in a drive-by shooting in the 1500 block of East 62nd Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Both people were seated in a vehicle when another vehicle pulled next to theirs and shots were fired from inside, police said. Both people were brought to the University of Chicago Hospitals, where their conditions were stabilized.

• A 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were hospitalized after being shot in the South Austin neighborhood, officials said. The shooting happened at about 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on the 500 block of North Leclaire Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The man was shot in the back and the woman was shot in a finger, said Zala. Chicago Fire Department officials said one of the wounded was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The other person was taken to West Suburban Hospital in fair-to-serious condition.

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