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6 dead, 15 wounded in weekend violence

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The city's 435th homicide of the year -- equaling last year's total -- happened late Sunday when a man was found fatally shot on the South Side, authorities said.

The 68-year-old man was found about 11 p.m. shot in the chest and torso in his home in the 9400 block of South La Salle Street, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said.

Bariffe Fitz was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner's office.

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No one was in custody Monday morning in connection with the shooting as Area South detectives investigated, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

Police did not provide details about the shooting Monday morning, but said there was no indication of a home-invasion.

Fitz was one of six dead and 15 wounded in shootings since Friday.

A 35-year-old man was also fatally shot at 7:59 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 13th, police said.

A neighbor, who asked not to be named, said her children under age 7 were home and dropped to the floor when they heard shots.

"It's scary. The babies are in here watching TV and this happens," she told the Sun-Times.

While the city had reported there were 433 homicides in 2011, a police official on Sunday said the number of homicides last year has been updated to 435 after two deaths were reclassified.

At 4:30 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in a South Side alley. Police covered the body with a sheet as passersby craned their necks for a look near 69th and Halsted.

"It's wild around here all the time," said a man smoking a cigarette a few yards away, who asked not to be named. "That's the nature of the beast. It's sad, really."

About six hours earlier, a 21-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the 1100 block of North Keystone in Humboldt Park, police said. A 17-year-old male was also wounded in the shooting and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

Earlier still Sunday, around 2:40 a.m., 22-year-old Johnny White was shot and killed while standing in a South Side parking lot on the 7500 block of South Rhodes, police said.

On Saturday morning, 21-year-old Devon Greer was fatally shot through a window while playing video games with his brother in an apartment in Humboldt Park, authorities said.

Greer, of south suburban Lansing, was inside an apartment on the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard when shots rang out around 3:40 a.m., authorities said. Greer's brother was not injured.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened when a 25-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting about 1:45 a.m. Monday in the 2400 block of South Whipple Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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