Teen Killed, 12 Wounded in Weekend Violence

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An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in weekend violence that wounded at least 12 others across Chicago. The teen was fatally shot outside of a reported family party at 10:43 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Constance Avenue in the Stony Island Park neighborhood Friday, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
 
He was identified as Dionte Maxwell, of the 8400 block of South Marshfield Avenue, and was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Three people were in custody in connection with the shooting including a 19-year-old man who allegedly shot Maxwell during a verbal argument after he was asked to leave the party, police said. 
 
Two 16-year-old boys were reportedly charged with armed home invasion, attempt home invasion, and mob action in the incident Sunday, according to police..
All three were expected in bond court Sunday, however, charges were still pending for the 19-year-old man and he will not appear in court, Mirabelli said.
 
The weekend’s most recent incident occurred when a 24-year-old man was shot around 10:17 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood. Two other shootings occurred Sunday morning when a man was wounded at the 68th Street and Pulaski bus stop and another shot from a passing car in the Englewood neighborhood, the Tribune reported. Both men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said. On Saturday, a 31-year-old man was shot in the knee around 12:35 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Thomas Street, police said.
 
He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park in stable condition. Two others were shot Saturday while walking home from a party in the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue, police said. A 25-year-old man was shot in the legs and a 17-year-old man was shot in the foot around 2:55 a.m. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Shortly after, a 25-year-old man walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital with a wound to the buttocks. He was reportedly shot in the 9200 block of South Blackstone Avenue, police said.
 
Read more at NBC Chicago.
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