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CHICAGO — Sixty-five people were shot, five fatally, in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, police said.

A 16-year-old boy was near a parking lot in the 5900-block of South Indiana Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood when he was shot in the abdomen around 6 p.m., Chicago police said. The teen was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Earlier in the day, a few blocks away, a man and a 25-year-old woman were arguing in the 5400-block of South Winchester Avenue around 3:30 a.m. when a 37-year-old man tried to intervene. The other man pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the 37-year-old in the head, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was shot in the armpit and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

Three people were wounded, one fatally, while changing a tire about 3:20 a.m. in the 3300-block of West Harrison Street. Someone got out of a dark SUV and opened fire on them, police said. A man, 30, was shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene. Another person suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A third victim was also shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Both were in critical condition.

On Saturday, a man was fatally shot at a party in Logan Square. Someone pulled out a handgun during an argument and shot Carlos Villagomez, 34, in the head at the gathering in the 3700-block of West Fullerton. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he died at 1:50 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


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