Eugene Clark Shot In Chicago Among 6 Dead, 25 More Injured By Weekend Gun Violence City-Wide

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23:  Police collect evidence at the scene of a shooting on June 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A man was w
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Police collect evidence at the scene of a shooting on June 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A man was wounded in the leg when someone fired at least 11 rounds at a group of people having an outdoor party in the Morgan Park neighborhood. There have been at least 29 homicides in Chicago during the first three weeks of June. More than 165 people have been shot and wounded in the city during the same period. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Between Friday evening and early Monday, weekend shootings left six people dead and at least 25 more wounded across Chicago.

Eugene Clark, 25, was shot in the 7100 block of South Ashland Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening, the Sun-Times reports. Described by family as a "wonderful man," Clark was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Police later charged Stanford Thompson, 25, with first-degree murder.

Thompson is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

Later that night in Humboldt Park, 20-year-old Carlos Barron was shot in the abdomen by someone in a light-colored sedan about 9:30 p.m. near Hirsch Street and Springfield Avenue, DNAinfo reports. Barron was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m. at an area hospital.

On Saturday, in addition to Clark's murder, a 34-year-old man was shot in the 8500 block of South Saginaw Avenue about 10:58 p.m. According to the Sun-Times, William Brown was pronounced dead at a local hospital about an hour later. Police believe the shooting to be gang-related.

Sunday, two men were killed in separate shootings. A 28-year-old man shot multiple times was found "unresponsive" in the 600 block of East 131st Street about 1:50 a.m. Marcus Holder, a father of three, was later identified as the homicide victim. Three other people were injured during the incident, which the Sun-Times reports started after a fight.

A 25-year-old man was shot around 4 a.m. in the 500 block of West Pearson, according to police. Later identified as Donald Lewis, the Medical Examiner's office said he died of his wounds at an area hospital.

In non-fatal shootings, at least 25 others were injured, including a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the torso and critically wounded in the Lawndale neighborhood Sunday, the Tribune reports.

Among the first non-fatal shootings of the weekend was 6-year-old Quianna Tompkins, shot during a family vigil around 8 p.m. Friday. A bullet ripped through the young girl's chest in the 300 block of West 105th Street in the Roseland neighborhood.



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