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Teenager killed, 12 others injured in weekend shootings on Southside

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In a group of shootings that occurred Friday night and early Saturday, police report that thirteen individuals, including a 14 year old boy, are dead.

The teen, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as 14 year old Alejandro Jamie, was shot in the back of the head at 8:58 pm in the 2600 block of West 35th Place.  He was transported to Mount Sinai hospital where the was pronounced dead at 9:40 pm.

Following the incident that took Jamie's life, at least a dozen other people were killed on the South side.  At 9:58 pm, three people were killed in what Chicago police are callijng a possible drive by shooting in the 5600 block area of Winchester Aveneue.  A 19 year old woman received a gunshot wound to the stomach and was transported to to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.

A 26 year old man at the same location recived a gunshot to the arm, and was transported to a local hospital in good condition.  A 23 year old woman also received a gunshot to the arm and was transported to a local hospital in good condition.

In a separate incident, a 32 year old man was shot in the hip and at the 600 block of East 79th Street, and transported to the hospital in stable condition according to Zala.

At 10:05 pm, an another apparent drive by shooting, a 27 year old man was shot in the groin and arm in the 3200 block of North Keeler Avenue.  He is currently listed in stable condition.

A man in his 20s was shot at the 7600 block of Drexel Avenue 11:06 pm with non life threatening injuries.  He drove himself to the hospital and was later discharged.

During a party at the 11600 block of South Peoria Avenue, five people were inured during a birthday party as a gunman opened fire on the victims.  Four of the victims refused medical asstance, while a 32 year old man was taken to the hospital following a head injury.  He remains in critical condition.

The final shooting happened at the 2900 block of North Kedzie Avenue.  At 2:42 am, a man was shot in the head and transported to the hospital.  His condition is unknown.

Police did not have anyone in custody as of Monday.  If you are charged with aggrivated assault in Chicago or the surrounding area, it is important to secure the services of a qualified criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Especially in a case such as this, with numerous shootings and no leads as to who may be responsible, any accused person will need the advice of an experienced Chicago area criminal defense attorney.

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