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Holiday weekend shooting kills 15-year-old Chicago boy

30 May 2017

Memorial Day weekend has become one of the deadliest times of the year in the city.

A man found shot in his vehicle Thursday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood was identified as 27-year-old Scott T.L. Coleman, according to authorities.

The 26-year-old man closed the auto door and tried to drive away and the thief shot at them, police said.

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About 9:50 p.m. Monday, 17-year-old Jaywan Freeman was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

The numbers are down significantly so far this weekend. He lived just a block away from where he was found.

The 19-year-old man was transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. The girl, who is expected to survive, was grazed in the back by a bullet, police said.

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About three dozen people had been shot, five fatally, from 3 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Monday. The man was struck in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said. The 15-year-old boy was killed about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in a Lawndale neighborhood drive-by shooting that also left a 16-year-old girl wounded on the Southwest Side. Morris was on a basketball court when more than 20 shots were heard in the South Side park. The man was hit in his back and the woman was hit in her leg. The men, ages 21 and 22, were driving south in the 4500 block of South Pulaski when someone in a dark-colored SUV fired shots in their direction, police said.

A 34-year-old man was shot about 5 a.m.in the South Shore neighborhood. He was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The two were standing on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of East 74th Street when they heard shots and felt pain.

The man took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center and was in good condition, police said. He was taken to Provident and was transferred to Stroger in stable condition.

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On Friday night, 53 people were arrested, including 30 who were arrested during pre-emptive raids, in anti-violence initiatives targeting the South and West sides, according to a statement from Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. A gun was recovered at the scene.

Additional police patrols were present Saturday night along major thoroughfares and CTA stations, Guglielmi said.

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Holiday weekend shooting kills 15-year-old Chicago boy