6 dead, 26 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago

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An older couple walking on Sawyer Avenue slowed as they approached the red police tape, and their eyes met those of two young officers standing inside the crime scene.

“Pasale, pasale,” the officers said to the couple. “Pass.”

They ducked under the tape and stayed on the sidewalk, away from a cluster of shell casings and shattered glass.

Man charged with fatally striking toddler while fleeing shooting

A 21-year-old man had been gunned down there. He was the 32nd person shot — and the sixth killed — over the weekend. In all, 10 were shot between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning, nine more on Saturday night and another 13 on Friday night.

At least 135 more people have been shot in Chicago so far this year than last year, according to data analyzed by the Chicago Tribune. There have been 1,419 people shot in Chicago through this past weekend compared with 1,284 during the same time last year.

The 21-year-old was in a white car that was driving in the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue about 4:30 a.m. Monday when someone opened fire.

The man’s friend drove him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where police draped yellow tape around the car that blocked the ambulance bay. Two officers sat in an SUV behind the car and a police wagon sat parked outside the emergency room parking lot.

No one was in custody Monday morning, police said.

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