Memorial Day Weekend Shootings: Chicago Violence Leaves 6 Dead, 11 Hurt Since Friday

Six Killed, 11 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago.

Six people have been killed and at least 11 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, police said.

In Humboldt Park, a 22-year-old man was found lying in the sidewalk outside his family's home in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 11:45 p.m. Friday, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

The man, whom the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified as Tevin Kirkman, had a gunshot wound in the back of his head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. According to police, Kirkman had known gang affiliations.

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, Gregory Dion, 29, was killed in his home in the 1400 block of East 52nd Street, authorities said.

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