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Marcus Gaiter Among 2 People Killed And 7 More Injured In Chicago Overnight Halloween Shootings

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Two men are dead at at least seven other people, including a 15-year-old girl and a man firing a paintball gun, were wounded overnight in Halloween shootings in Chicago.

A 21-year-old man was wounded in Auburn Gresham as he and a 39-year-old fired paintball guns near the 7800 block of South Emerald Avenue around 7:45 p.m. According to DNAinfo, the 21-year-old was shot after a target returned fire with an actual gun.

The younger man was struck in the shoulder and taken to an area hospital for treatment. His injuries were not fatal.

According to CBS Chicago, the victim was suspected in an earlier paintball attack that night. His companion was taken into custody.

A short time after, a 15-year-old girl shot in the hand in the Austin neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. near Austin and Chicago where police say the girl was standing on a street corner talking with a group of people when shots rang out. The girl was treated at an area hospital.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a 23-year-old man was killed while waiting at a stoplight in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood around 4:05 a.m. Friday. NBC Chicago reports the victim and his passenger were at a stoplight just west of Central and Fullerton when a second vehicle pulled up and opened fire.

The victim, who was behind the wheel during the shooting, was struck several times in the chest. He later died at an area hospital. Police say the passenger was unharmed but "hysterical" at the scene and refused to help police, according to the Tribune.

Earlier Thursday night, Marcus Gaiter, 25, was fatally shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood around 9:45 p.m. The Sun-Times reports Gaiter was shot in the shoulder while sitting in the front seat of a car with a friend in the 8600 block of South Morgan Street.

The driver, who was also shot, drove Gaiter to an area hospital where he later died. Police had no one in custody Friday in either fatal shooting.

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