Two men who were killed in a shooting in Garfield Park that also left a child and another man injured Sunday were among the five people who died by gunfire over the weekend.
According to Chicago Police Department figures, there were 37 people shot in 30 separate shooting incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
That included two men — ages 31 and 33 — who were fatally shot at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in a vacant lot in the 0-100 block of South Whipple Street. Police said the men were standing outside when an unknown vehicle traveling southbound pulled up and someone inside began firing shots at all four victims.
Both men were struck in the head and died of their injuries. Also injured was a 38-year-old who was struck in the back and a 7-year-old boy who suffered a graze wound to his head. Both were hospitalized.
A 44-year-old man was killed just after 7 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He was outside when an unknown person approached and fired shots, striking him multiple times. He died at a local hospital.
Two men were shot, one fatally, at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 4300 block of West Armitage Avenue. Police said they were outside when they got into a fight with another person, who then produced a handgun and shot them. Both victims, ages 23 and 21, were hospitalized in critical condition, but the 23-year-old later died of his wounds.
A man and woman were shot at around 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 3300 block of West 16th Street. A 45-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died, while a 29-year-old woman was shot in the leg and hospitalized in good condition.