33 shot, 4 fatally, in Memorial Day weekend shootings

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The most recent fatal shooting took place around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, when a 21-year-old man was struck by gunfire while sitting inside of a auto. The younger man was shot in the right knee, while the older man suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg.

The two were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said. Oscar L. Clay got into an argument with a 27-year-old man in the 1700 block of North Narragansett at 1:32 p.m. when the younger man pulled out a handgun and shot him, according to police and the medical examiner's office.

One of the men was shot in the head and died. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were in critical condition. Freeman was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. He was on the sidewalk in the 4200 block of West Addison Street when he heard shots and realized he was hit in the lower abdomen. The man was walking through an alley in the 7700 block of South East End Avenue when two people walked up to him and tried to rob him.

A 22-year-old man was shot while walking in the Old Irving Park neighborhood just after 12:30 a.m. 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.

The man took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center and was in good condition, police said.

A 19-year-old man was shot while walking in 1300 block of South Millard Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood about 10:55 p.m.

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"This is sad, man", said the 37-year-old cashier at the gas station, who asked to remain anonymous.

The man was a documented gang member, a police source said.

This year, 1,300 extra officers, on top of the normal staffing levels, will be working this weekend, Johnson said.

Morris is one of at least four people killed and 52 other victims of gun violence over the weekend, according to the Tribune. Last year, there were about 880 extra officers working, according to police. That's compared with 71 shot with six resulting deaths a year ago throughout the entire holiday weekend, according to Tribune data.

"Last year, it wasn't until Memorial Day night, when after all the barbecues and parties were over, that we started to see some conflict", Guglielmi said.

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