At least six people were killed and 35 others were wounded in weekend violence in Chicago as the number of homicides continues to outpace last year.
There have been at least 391 homicides this year, four more than last year when violence reached levels not seen in two decades, according to data kept by the Tribune.
The number of people shot, however, is down from last year: 2,112 compared to 2,337.
The first homicide of the weekend occurred Friday night when 23-year-old Brendon Frazier was killed in the 8800 block of South Eggleston Avenue, the South Side block where he lived.
Early Monday, an ambulance responded to the same block to treat a man for a gunshot wound to his right ankle. He told police the shooting happened near the 400 block of East 87th Street. Neighbors said the ambulance arrived at the same home where Frazier lived.
Between Saturday and Sunday mornings, a 35-year-old man was killed in Humboldt Park on the West Side, and an 18-year-old was fatally shot in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side. In Avalon Park on the South Side, a 40-year-old man was killed and three others were wounded. The surviving victims gave officers different accounts of what happened, police said.
Two people were fatally shot between Sunday and Monday mornings.
An 18-year-old man died Sunday after he was shot in both legs in the 5400 block of South Damen Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 9 p.m. Someone took him to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Circumstances leading up to the shooting were not known, but officers were checking an alley.
Earlier, a 23-year-old man was killed and a 15-year-old boy was wounded in a Sunday afternoon shooting in Park Manor on the South Side. The two were standing outside in the 7000 block of South Vernon Avenue when someone came up and fired, police said.
The shooting on the Dan Ryan occurred in the northbound lanes near Canal Street on Friday night. It was the second time in less than 24 hours that someone was struck by gunfire on the expressway.
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