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16 People Shot In 12-Hour Period Leading Into Weekend

By Jon Graef in News on Apr 12, 2014 4:30PM

As of post time, it's not even noon on Saturday, and, already, Chicago's gun violence has claimed the lives of a 17-year-old teen girl in Woodlawn and a 37-year-old man in South Shore, respectively. Including the two shooting deaths, there were 16 people shot in Chicago from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.

That, according to the Chicago Tribune, represents a 12-hour period—and there's still a day-and-a-half of weekend left.

The teenage girl from Woodlawn, who has yet to be identified, was reportedly walking on her way to a home whose owner cooked dinner for people on the block. The home's owner, who lives on the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, told the Sun-Times that she heard shots while she was cooking fried chicken.

The girl suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body Friday afternoon. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Two other people were shot along with the girl, including a man in his early twenties and a man in his mid-thirties. The older man is in good condition, while the younger is in stable condition, according to ABC Chicago.

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man, also unidentified as of post time, from Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, was shot and killed Friday night in the 2700 block of East 76th Street.

and the Chicago Tribune round up the details on the other shootings that took place in Chicago, including shootings in the West Garfield Park, Ashburn, and West Pullman neighborhoods.