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38 shot, 3 dead in Chicago weekend shootings

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

At least 38 people have been shot — three fatally — around the city since Friday night, including a teen boy who was wounded during one of four police-involved shootings.

The shootings include:

— A 38-year-old man who was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle, dead of multiple gunshot wounds, near an elementary school in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood early Sunday. Jeffrey Smith was found in the 9200 block of South Chappel Avenue, near Warren Elementary School, about 3 a.m. Sunday. Smith, of the 5100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was dead at the scene.

— A 45-year-old woman was found shot and stabbed to death in an apartment in the Uptown neighborhood Sunday morning. About 5 a.m., Yolanda Holmes, 45, was found in her apartment in the 1000 block of West Montrose Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. A man with lacerations to his face was also in the apartment, police said. He was taken in "stable" condition to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

— A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the neck and shoulders outside his Southwest Side home in the 5300 block of south Hamlin Avenue about 2:27 a.m. Tuesday by someone inside a passing vehicle.

Eduardo Acosta was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office. The shooting appeared to be gang-related, according to police, who were searching for a dark-colored sedan believed to be involved.

The non-fatal shootings include:

— Police shot a teenage boy who opened fire on them in the South Side Gresham neighborhood in the 8900 block of South Union Avenue about 12:25 a.m. Tuesday. The boy was arrested and hospitalized, and a weapon was recovered, a statement from police said. No police officers were injured.

— A gunman opened fire at a group early Sunday in the Northwest Side Belmont Craigin neighborhood, critically wounding one man in the apparently gang-related shooting. The 22-year-old victim was standing with the group of people about 1:35 a.m. in the 5000 block of West Montana Street when the gunman started shooting, police said. He was shot multiple times in the chest and was in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Authorities said the attack appears to be gang-related.

— A 25-year-old man leaving a bar in the River North area early Saturday was shot when a suspect on a bicycle attempted to rob him, police said. The man was leaving a bar in the 700 block of North Franklin Street at 3:15 a.m. when a male on a bicycle approached and announced a robbery, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The suspect then shot the man and fled on the bike but didn't get anything from the man, who was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

— About 4 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the West Town neighborhood. The victim, in his 20s, was shot in the abdomen in the 1100 block of North Western Avenue, according to police. He was in "stable" condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

— About 10:40 p.m. on Friday, a man and a woman were shot during an argument on the Near West Side. They were in the 100 block of North Damen Avenue at 10:42 p.m. when they got into an argument with an unknown male, who took out a handgun and opened fire in their direction, police said.

Both the man, 23, and the woman, 25, were shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in "stable" condition, police said. The woman suffered gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

The shooting happened a couple blocks from the United Center and close to the Suder Montessori Magnet School at Washington Boulevard and Damen Avenue. The male victim has a gang affiliation and a criminal record, according to a law enforcement source.

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