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2 killed, 6 wounded in Friday shootings

Two people were killed Friday and at least six others wounded — including a 14-year-old girl — in citywide gun violence.

The latest homicide happened in Englewood on the South Side.

A man, 23, was sitting in a vehicle about 11:51 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Laflin Street and was involved in a “verbal altercation” with a group of people across the street, Chicago police said. Gunfire erupted, hitting the man in the chest.

He ran to the corner of 62nd and Laflin where he collapsed, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he later died.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the death.

Earlier, another man was killed in a shooting a few miles south in Fernwood.

About 7:20 p.m., the 21-year-old was inside a vehicle in the 200 block of West 105th Place when a silver-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times in the body at 7:20 p.m. and took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where he later died.

The shooter’s vehicle was last seen driving northbound on Wentworth Avenue from 105th Place, police said. Area South detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

In non-fatal shootings, a 14-year-old girl was shot when someone unleashed gunfire into a group of people in Lawndale on the West Side.

She was standing on a sidewalk with the group in the 3700 block of West Douglas Boulevard when a dark-vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The girl was struck in the foot and arm about 9:45 p.m., police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment. Her condition had stabilized. She did not appear to be the target of the shooting, a police source said.

About an hour earlier, a man was shot in the chest in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

He was standing on a corner about 8:35 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Wrightwood Avenue when someone came up on foot and opened fire, striking the man, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. Police said he was being uncooperative with investigators.

About 6:20 p.m., a man was shot by a female in the South Shore neighborhood. The 27-year-old man was barbecuing in a yard in the 7100 block of South East End when he walked up to a gangway and started arguing with the female, police said.

The female took out a handgun and shot the man twice in the hip and torso, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. The female took off on foot.

Minutes earlier, a 21-year-old was shot in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was walking southbound in the 5200 block of South Maplewood at 6 p.m. when someone in a dark-vehicle approached and fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition.

The first reported shooting on Friday wounded a 32-year-old woman in South Chicago. She was in the back of a moving vehicle about 1:37 a.m. in the 8500 block of South Escanaba Avenue when she heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. The woman was struck in the buttocks and was driven to Trinity Hospital where her condition was stabilized.

Thursday’s shootings killed two people and wounded seven others.

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