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Two killed, 16 wounded in shootings in Chicago over weekend

Chicago Tribune logoChicago Tribune 3/20/2017 Elvia Malagon

A Chicago Police Officer collects shell casings at the crime scene of a shooting that left three people injured on the 3200 block of Maypole Avenue, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in the East Garfield Park community of Chicago. (Alyssa Pointer/ Chicago Tribune/TNS) © Alyssa Pointer/ Chicago Tribune/TNS A Chicago Police Officer collects shell casings at the crime scene of a shooting that left three people injured on the 3200 block of Maypole Avenue, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in the East Garfield Park community of Chicago. (Alyssa Pointer/ Chicago Tribune/TNS)

CHICAGO — Two people were killed and 16 others were wounded in Chicago over the weekend, a relative lull in a year that has seen almost as much gun violence as last year at this time, according to data compiled by the Chicago Tribune.

The toll was slightly lower than the 20 or more shooting victims the city has typically seen over weekends this year.

As of early Monday, 645 people had been shot in the city this year, 31 fewer than over the same period last year, the data show. The number of homicides totals 124, eight fewer than this time last year.

During this past weekend, two people were fatally shot on the South Side and 16 other people were wounded across the city.

Ishmael Jackson, 23, was shot behind a brick bungalow in Englewood on Saturday night, police said. He was hit in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

A 27-year-old man was wounded in the same shooting, and his condition was stabilized at Stroger.

On Friday, Titus Jackson, 17, was shot to death in an alley in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police said. He had been hit in the leg, chest and buttocks.

On Sunday, about 5:30 p.m., three people were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy was shot in his foot, an 18-year-old man was shot in his ankle and a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg, police said.

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