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Chicago shootings continued the weekend after the headline-grabbing Fourth of July weekend’s 82 shootings last week. On Friday night, a week after Independence Day, there were 21 more people shot overnight in Chicago. Three people were shot in one incident on the city’s Northwest Side, according to NBC News on Saturday. At approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, in the 6000 block of West Fullerton Avenue, a gunman started shooting outside Marco’s Pizza Restaurant in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Authorities have been checking the scene of the crime.

Outside the restaurant, a 24-year-old man - who is thought to be a delivery driver - got shot in the back. Another man, 54 years old, received a graze wound to his head. Both men were rushed to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood to be medically treated. Another person, a 15-year-old boy, was shot and taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital with a bullet in his arm.

Two other people who were shot overnight on Friday were killed by their shooters. At approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, four people were shot in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street. In that incident, police assert that a group of people were standing on the street when a dark-colored sedan drove by with one of the vehicle’s occupants shooting at the people. One man, 32 years old, was hit in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Another man, who was uncooperative with authorities and refused to be medically treated, was hit in the arm.

Another person, a 30-year-old female, was injured in that shooting, according to the Chicago Tribune. She walked to Loretto Hospital with several gunshot wounds to her person. She was transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County sometime later and is reportedly in stable condition. A fourth person walked to West Suburban Medical Center with a wound to the hand. That shooting took place near the Friendship Baptist Church’s parking lot where the church was active with persons celebrating the 117th anniversary of the church.

The second murder of the weekend involved a 21-year-old man. The young man was killed while his mother was seriously wounded in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Authorities believe that shooting was a domestic confrontation in the 6200 block of South Rockwell Street on the city’s South Side. After an argument, a man returned to the residence with a handgun and shot both the deceased man and his mother in the chest. The mother remains in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.



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