09/30/2013 11:40 am ET Updated Sep 30, 2013

Marcus Rush, 19-Year-Old Chicago Man, Shot And Killed As 15 More Wounded By Weekend Gunfire


A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Chicago Saturday while 15 others were injured by gunfire across the city between Friday and early Sunday.

Marcus Rush of Bronzeville was shot just after 7 p.m. Saturday in the 7000 block of South Morgan Street in Englewood. DNAinfo Chicago reports the 19-year-old "heard shots and felt a bullet go through his back" at the time of the shooting.

Rush was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and later died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday morning.

Fifteen more people were injured in non-fatal shootings around the city beginning Friday evening.

Eight people were wounded Friday evening alone, including an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy shot on the street in the 4100 block of West 24th Place in Little Village around 6:30 p.m. NBC Chicago reports both were in stable condition at the hospital.

Several hours later, the Tribune reports four people were also shot along a Safe Passage route near Dulles Elementary in Washington Park. Police say three men and a 16-year-old boy were standing on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Indiana when someone opened fire from a dark-color sedan driving by about 11 p.m.

Five more people were hurt Saturday, including a 39-year-old man shot during an argument Saturday afternoon in North Lawndale neighborhood. The man was arguing with another person in the 1600 block of South Karlov Avenue about 3 p.m. when police say the other man pulled out a gun and fired on the victim.

Two more people were wounded in non-fatal shootings Sunday, the most recent being a man the Sun-Times said was believed to be 24-years-old; he was shot about 3:45 p.m. in the 600 block of East 67th Street.

While no one is in custody in any of the shootings, police did arrest a fifth man in connection with the Cornell Square Park mass shooting that injured 13 people, including 3-year-old Deonta' Howard.

Amid the weekend shootings, a "gang summit" organized by a California pastor with Chicago roots fizzled depsite hopes gang members and their victims could resolve their differences.



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