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4 dead, 36 wounded in Labor Day weekend shootings

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Four men were killed and at least 36 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend.

A South Side man shot early Monday in the South Lawndale neighborhood -- one of two people critically wounded in the shooting -- died Tuesday afternoon.

Oscar Rodriguez, 22, and a 17-year-old boy were sitting on a porch about 2:50 a.m. in the 4300 block of West 25th Place, when two people got out of a vehicle nearby and started shooting, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Rodriguez, of the 4900 block of South Winchester, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, according the medical examiner's office.

The teenager was shot in the arm, back and chest, police said. He was also taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in critical condition, police said at the time.

Police said the shooting may be gang-related.

Sunday night, one man was killed and another wounded in a Rogers Park neighborhood shooting.

The men, both 29, were shot in the 7400 block of North Ridge about 8:45 p.m., police said.

Paul Land was shot multiple times and was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he later died, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. Land lived on the block where he was shot.

The other man was shot in the right leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Another man died Saturday morning, about five hours after he was shot and critically wounded on the Far South Side.

Darius Sept, 34, was shot in the abdomen about 12:30 a.m. in the 10900 block of South Racine, authorities said.

Sept, of the 1100 block of West 107th, was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center at 5:41 a.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner's office said.

Police said he was uncooperative with investigators at the time of the shooting.

About 10:45 p.m. Friday, 36-year-old Johnny White was found lying on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Damen with gunshot wounds to his head and thigh, authorities said.

White, of the 7600 block of South Carpenter, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner's office.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Tuesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

A 23-year-old man was standing outside with a group of people in the 8700 block of South Escanaba at 2:12 a.m. when someone exited a light-colored vehicle and fired at him, police said.

He was shot in the side of the head and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stable, police said.

A woman was shot about an hour and a half earlier in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

The 19-year-old woman was shot about 12:45 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Van Buren, police said. The woman was standing on a corner with a group of friends when she heard shots and felt pain, police said.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her lower leg and her condition was stable.

On Monday night, a 21-year-old man was shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

About 8:50 p.m. the man was shot in the buttocks in the 2400 block of North Lamon, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

Earlier, about 4:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 600 block of East 133rd Street, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.

At least 30 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 7 p.m. Friday.


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