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2 killed, 17 wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago

Chicago police investigate outside of a Humboldt Park bar after two men were shot, one fatally, on Jan. 27, 2018. (Madeline Buckley / Chicago Tribune)

At least two people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings in Chicago during the last weekend of January, as the city continues to see less gun violence this year than the previous two years at this time, according to data kept by the Tribune.

Two young boys were among the injured, according to police. A 12-year-old shot himself in the leg in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side late Friday, and a 13-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the South Side’s Back of the Yards neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

So far this year, at least 187 people have been shot in Chicago, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 34 homicides. That’s about two-thirds of the levels seen in 2016 and 2017 for both categories, though 2018 is ahead of the pace from 2015 and other recent years.

Both 2016 and 2017 saw levels of gun violence not experienced in the city in about two decades.

This past weekend’s toll was marked by a 24-hour period without any shootings in Chicago, from 4 a.m. Sunday through Monday morning.

Among the fatal attacks was the shooting of 20-year-old Jamon Harris as he and a 23-year-old man were standing on the sidewalk in the Far South Side’s Morgan Park neighborhood about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Someone in a white sedan fired at them, police said.

About 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Antonio Reyes, 38, was fatally shot in Humboldt Park, less than a block from where he lived. Reyes and a 28-year-old man were shot during an argument with another man near Mas o Menos Lounge at 2539 W. Division St.


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