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Shootings leave 2 dead, 6 wounded across city

Someone fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in the head Friday night in the Pill Hill neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said, and a 33-year-old man was killed later in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Six others were wounded but expected to survive the attacks, which happened as far north as Sunnyside Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood south to 85th Street in the Gresham neighborhood. 

Eighteen-year-old Derrick Davis, who lived one block north of where he was killed, was shot in the 9200 block of South Chappel Avenue about 6:15 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area, and found the victim unresponsive on the street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

Davis was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and was pronounced dead at the medical examiner's office at 1:50 a.m. No one else was wounded in the shooting, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. Purkiss said no arrests have been made and Area South detectives are investigating.

The West Side homicide happened about 8:45 p.m. and left 33-year-old Mushun Franklin dead from gunshot wounds in the 3800 block of West Congress Parkway, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. Franklin lived in the 3600 block of West Congress Parkway.

Franklin was walking when a male approached him on foot and opened fire, hitting him in his torso and neck, News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, Alfaro said.

Police said a second man was seen first walking with Franklin and then running from the scene, but it's unclear whether the second man is the shooter or an acquaintance of Franklin's who ran after hearing gunfire and seeing Franklin shot.

A 17-year-old boy standing on a corner in the Gresham neighborhood, near 85th Street and Paulina Avenue, was shot in the left side of his face and right arm about 10:50 p.m.. He's in stable condition at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Alfaro said.

A 21-year-old was wounded on the West Side in the Austin neighborhood about 10:50 p.m., Alfaro said. He was shot in the side and is in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, Alfaro said, after getting shot in the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue.

Four others were wounded early Saturday morning.

A 35-year-old woman was shot about 12:20 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood but police weren't able to provide additional information. She was taklen to Mount Sinai; her condition was unavailable.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the 800 block of West Sunnyside Avenue in Uptown about 10 minutes later. Someone shot him from inside a passing dark car, News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. The woman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a wound to the leg, Gaines said. 

A 33-year-old man is in stable condition at Norwegian American Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the arm about 2 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Kildare Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood. 

Someone walked up to a 31-year-old man standing near 70th and Morgan streets in the Englewood neighborhoodand started shooting, police said, hitting the man in the foot about 2:45 a.m. 

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