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Chicago Shootings: 4 Killed, 17 Hurt In Weekend Gun Violence

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Police investigate a homicide scene after a 24-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot to his back along a sidewalk in the Lawndale neighborhood on December 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | Scott Olson via Getty Images

Four men were killed and at least 17 other people wounded in shootings over the first weekend of winter citywide in Chicago.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a 23-year-old man was gunned down around midnight in the 3400 block of West 72nd Place in the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood and was pronounced dead at 5:15 a.m. Monday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Sun-Times media wire.

Earlier in the weekend, 18-year-old Leroy Griffin was fatally shot in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue about 7 p.m. Saturday, DNAinfo Chicago reports.

In other fatal shootings, 26-year-old Luciano Torres was fatally shot Saturday morning in the Montclare neighborhood, according to DNAinfo, and Jeffrey Anderson was killed in a shooting in Avondale about 9:20 p.m. Friday night.

Also wounded in non-fatal shootings were at least 17 victims as young as 15. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the Hermosa neighborhood about 7:20 a.m. Sunday and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head in the 1800 block of West 52nd Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 5:05 p.m. Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The weekend shootings came on the heels of a violent week that included an 18-hour period during which five men died of gunshot wounds citywide, among them Eric "Guitar" Jones, a musician well known to those who follow the city's blues scene.

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