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1 dead, 3 wounded in 90 minutes Friday night

Chicago police were flagged down by a man on the street as they responded to the sound of gunfire Friday night and found a woman lying on the ground, bleeding from gunshot wounds to her upper body.

She and three others were wounded between about 5:55 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. on the South and West Sides, according to Chicago police, among a total of six people shot Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

The 18-year-old woman, later identified as Frances Colon of the 2900 block of West Armitage Avenue, was shot in the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road, just a bit south of Division Street in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood about 7:05 p.m., police said. Officers in the area heard the gunfire and headed toward it -- that's when they were flagged down. 

The woman, who suffered a wound to her back and a second below her armpit, was talking when taken away in an ambulance but was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. She may have been stepped on as people fled the scene, police said.

Four others survived shootings Friday night and Saturday morning.

Before 3 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the arm at a party in the 1100 block of South St. Louis Avenue in the Homan Square neighborhood, police said.

About 7:20 p.m., two men were shot in the 7800 block of South Merrill Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. One was shot in the knee and the other in the ankle. The pair, 19 and 20, were at a party when someone crept up a gangway and opened fire, police said.

The older was shot in the knee and the younger in the ankle, police said. Both were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

About 5:55 p.m., a man sitting in his car near his home in the 6700 block of South Bell Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood was shot in the leg by one of three males who approached him on foot, police said. The 29-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

Earlier Friday, a 17-year-old was shot in the hand in the 7800 block of South Morgan Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said. He was wounded about noon.

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