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1 killed, 4 wounded, including 15-year-old girl in Chicago

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A shooting has left a woman, 42, killed and four others, including a 15-year-old girl, injured, Chicago police said.

Five people have been shot, one fatally, in a shooting in West Pullman in Chicago, Illinois, authorities say.

The shooting which happened on Saturday night left a woman, 42, killed and four others, including a 15-year-old girl, injured, Chicago police said.

The group was outside walking towards their vehicles about 9:40 p.m. when someone inside another car opened fire, shooting multiple rounds in their direction.

The woman, who died in the incident, was shot in the arm and armpit, police said. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The teen girl was struck in the arm and transported in fair condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

The other victims are a man, 32, who was shot in the face and another man, 38, who was struck in the stomach. A third man, 22, was suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and leg, according to police.

This comes a few hours after a 12-year-old boy was found dead Saturday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The boy was found, by a witness, unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head.

Meanwhile, in another shooting on Friday, a man was shot dead in Englewood. The victim was near the sidewalk about 5:30 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Yale Avenue when someone opened fire.

He was struck in the armpit and hand and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two separate shootings leave one dead, one injured in Virginia

In another shooting on Saturday, a man was shot dead in Petersburg, Virginia, authorities say.

The victim, 18, was shot sometime before 1:25 p.m. Saturday and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The incident came less than twelve hours after another shooting on Hannon Street left a man injured.

The shooting occurred sometime before 2:26 a.m. Saturday morning.

Gun violence is rife across the United States. In the first five months of 2021, gunfire killed more than 8,100 people in the US, accounting for about 54 lives lost per day, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive.  

This year, the number of casualties, along with the overall number of shootings that have killed or injured at least one person, exceeds those of the first five months of 2020, which finished as the deadliest year of gun violence in at least two decades, according to Washington Post data.

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