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Police: 7 killed, 17 wounded in MLK Day weekend shootings
Twenty-four people have been shot across the city over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving seven dead, according to Chicago police.
Shortly after midnight on Sunday on the West Side, Chicago police officers chased and shot an armed man several times in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. Officers suspect he was involved in another shooting. Police found a 51-year-old woman shot in the chest and another woman who might have been injured in the initial shooting. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the incident.
The most recent killing happened Sunday morning in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, police said. At 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of a person down and found a man unresponsive on the sidewalk in the 2600-block of West Van Buren. The man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, suffered a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.