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Chicago violence: 15 shots, 3 fatalities, in weekend shootings across city, police say

CHICAGO — At least 15 people have been shot, three fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said.

A shooting Saturday in West Pullman left two men dead and another wounded.

About 2:45 pm, the shooter got out of a car and fired at two of the men as they stood in the 11600 block of South Lowe Avenue, Chicago police said.

Brandon Slater, 26, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Another man, 27, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.

Larry Purnell, 64, was standing near a front lawn when he was struck in the chest. He was taken to the same hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Purnell was not an intended target, according to police sources.

Less than a day earlier, Michael Conrad, 37, was sitting in his vehicle about 7:45 pm in the 4400 block of North Hamlin Avenue when another vehicle drove up and someone from inside fired shots, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

After the shooting, the man fled and struck multiple cars, causing his vehicle to turn over, police said.

Two teenagers were hurt in a shooting Saturday night in Hermosa on the Northwest Side.

The teens were walking on a sidewalk about 8:30 pm in the 4600 block of West Dickens Street when someone opened fire, police said.

An 18-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound on the leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was struck in the arm and went to AMITA St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he was also listed in fair condition, police said.

Last weekend, 32 people were shot, seven fatally, in gun violence incidents across the city.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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