From Friday night through Sunday morning, nine people have been killed in acts of violence in and around Chicago.
About 11:05 p.m. Friday, a 19-year-old man was killed and a 22-year-old woman wounded in a shooting on the West Side.
The shooting happened on the 1700 block of North Linder Avenue.
The woman heard gunfire and discovered she and the man had been shot, police said.
The man, Benny Lynch, of the 1600 block of North Lotus Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m.
The woman suffered a gunshot wound to one of her feet and was taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in good condition.
On the North Side, about 1:20 a.m. Saturday, a man was found fatally shot and slumped over the steering wheel of his car in the 3000 block of West Montrose Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.
Gonzalo Hernandez-Guerta was pronounced dead at the Stein Institute at 4:05 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
Back on the South Side, about 1:40 a.m. Saturday, a 44-year-old man, Johnny Dudley, was found shot to death in the 7200 block of South Sacramento Avenue. Dudley, of the 7100 block of South Whipple Street, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 2:30 a.m.
The medical examiner's office said Dudley suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Kubiak said at least one of those gunshot wounds was to the head.
Brendan Scanlon, a 25-year-old graffiti artist, was leaving a party in the 3000 block of West Palmer Boulevard about 2:40 a.m. Saturday when he got into a "verbal altercation" and was subsequently stabbed, police said. Scanlon, of the 2800 block of West Palmer Boulevard, suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest.
Kirk Tobolski, 24, of the 2600 block of West Iowa Street, was charged with one count of first-degree murder Sunday in Scanlon's death, according to police News Affairs.
Saturday afternoon, about 2:30 p.m., a man was shot and killed in the 8600 block of South Marquette Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Morris Gandy, 25, of the 8600 block of South Marquette Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:30 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said.
Gandy was shot by a gunman who walked through a gangway, approached the victim and opened fire, police said.
Gandy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest area. Authorities said the victim was a convicted felon with an "extensive" criminal record and had been "in and out of jail" for many years.
On Saturday night, a 32-year-old man was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting on the West Side.
The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. in the 300 block of South Whipple Street. The victim, Lawaide Labon, of the 1100 block of South Independence Boulevard, was shot in the back by someone from a passing vehicle, according to police.
Labon was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.
A 20-year-old man, Jonathan Swoope, was fatally shot while attending a birthday party on the South Side early Sunday. Swoope was attending a birthday party in the 11500 block of South Longwood Drive when someone entered the party about 2:15 a.m. and shot him once in the back, police News Affairs Officer David Banks said.
Swoope was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:32 a.m.
A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting early Sunday on the Far South Side while attempting to find a ride to a gas station with family members.
Parris Harrison was shot in the 8800 block of South King Drive about 4:35 a.m., according to News Affairs. The man and his family ran out of gas near 87th Street and King Drive and were flagging down a friend in an attempt to get a ride to a gas station when a car pulled up and began firing shots at the vehicle, police said.
Harrison was pronounced dead at 4:35 a.m. Sunday at Advocate Trinity Hospital.
The violence wasn't confined to the city, either. A 21-year-old Des Plaines man was found stabbed blocks away from his home in the northwest suburb early Saturday. Israel Moreno, of the 1300 block of Harding Avenue in Des Plaines was found with stab wounds to the abdomen in the 300 block of Laurel Avenue in the suburb, a medical examiner's office spokesman said.
Officers responded to a "disturbance" at the corner of Washington Street and Laurel Avenue at about 2 a.m., where they found Moreno stabbed, according to a release from the Des Plaines Police Department.
Moreno was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge at 3:09 a.m. Saturday.
Ashuri Hidou, 17, of an unincorporated area near Des Plaines, was charged with first-degree murder Sunday in Moreno’s death, according to a release from the Des Plaines Police Department.