Two young Chicago men shot to death and a woman wounded in a fatal shooting on the city’s West Side

More than two dozen people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, with a pair of murders taking place early Monday. The bloodshed began with a double shooting that left a teenager and an…

Two young Chicago men shot to death and a woman wounded in a fatal shooting on the city’s West Side

More than two dozen people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, with a pair of murders taking place early Monday.

The bloodshed began with a double shooting that left a teenager and an 18-year-old woman dead.

The fatal shootings began late Saturday night when police responded to shots fired in the Austin neighborhood.

Officers found the two people in an alley at 11:47 p.m. They were pronounced dead at the scene. A 21-year-old man was also hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his torso. He was in good condition, police said.

The next morning, police were notified of a shooting near 39th and South Hermosa streets about 4:30 a.m. Police found two adults suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the two were in an argument, and someone opened fire. They identified the deceased as 24-year-old Nathaniel Green of Chicago and the injured man as 32-year-old Ladell Jackson of Chicago.

Another shooting early Monday claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy and the wounding of a woman.

About 6:30 a.m., police were called to an apartment in the 1300 block of North French Avenue in the South Side’s Washington Park neighborhood. Officers found 15-year-old David Carter dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim, whose home address has not been disclosed, was the only person inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, according to police.

The victim’s aunt, who only gave her first name, Beverly, said she learned of her nephew’s death when a family member called her about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Beverly said her nephew had recently begun attending school at Whitney Young Magnet High School in the city’s South Shore neighborhood.

“The school told us he was a freshman but he has been acting goofy and that he was trying to fit in,” Beverly said. “I was so happy for him to get in school. He’s a nice kid and a great brother. … It’s shocking.”

Police have not released additional information about the shooting.

The girl wounded in the shooting was a 21-year-old woman, according to police. The female was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was in stable condition, police said.

Police were called to a shooting just before 3 a.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of South Wabash Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. Officers found a 27-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Officers first responded to reports of shots fired at 3:08 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim at the southeast corner of the intersection, according to police. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

The male’s aunt, Irma Sanchez, said he was on his way home from church at the time of the shooting.

“The gun got in his back,” Sanchez said, “it shot out from his back, and it came out his head.”

Relatives said the shooting occurred during an argument that started at the church. Police have not released details about the shooting.

Sanchez said her nephew’s 17-year-old brother, one of his best friends, was in the area but was not injured. The victim’s mother, April Carter, said her nephew, a father of three, leaves behind a 14-year-old daughter and a 20-year-old son.

Sanchez said the boy left behind two teenage daughters, ages 10 and 13.

“He was a good kid,” Sanchez said. “He was a good boy. He always kept to himself.”

Chicago Tribune reporter Alison Bowen contributed to this report.

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