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Woman, 37, among 3 fatally wounded in overnight shootings, police say

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A 37-year-old woman was among three people fatally wounded in overnight shootings on the West and South sides, Chicago police said.

Shortly after 12:15 a.m. Saturday, the woman was a passenger in a vehicle in the first block of South Albany Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood when she was fatally shot. According to police someone fired shots into the vehicle and ran in an unknown direction.

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The victim., who has not been identified as of Saturday morning, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body and was taken to Stroger Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man who was a passenger of a vehicle traveling in the East Pilsen neighborhood in the 400 block of West 18th Street, was also fatally wounded by gunmen in a black sedan, police said.

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The sedan approached the vehicle the victim was riding in and opened fire, striking the victim to the chest. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The latest fatal shooting happened shortly before 2:30 am. Saturday in the South Commons neighborhood in the 2800 block of South Indiana Avenue, police said.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired and discovered a 34-year-old man on the drivers side in a vehicle unresponsive. The man has suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, and was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he later was pronounced dead.

No one was in custody for any of the fatal attacks, and detectives were investigating.

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