7 dead and 23 injured as horror details emerge after boy’s body found on bench and man killed in hotel lounge shootout

SEVEN people have been killed and 23 injured in Chicago since 5 p.m. Friday – the latest in months of devastating gun violence in the city.

A man was shot dead in a hotel lounge while a boy’s body was found on a bench.

Lavel Winslow, 13, was found shot dead on a park bench in West Ridge

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Lavel Winslow, 13, was found shot dead on a park bench in West RidgeCredit: Courtesy of the family
The shootings are the latest violence that seems to be increasing week by week

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The shootings are the latest violence that seems to be increasing week by weekPhoto credit: ABC7
Another man was shot dead at The Hotel Lincoln

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Another man was shot dead at The Hotel LincolnCredit: Google

The fatal encounter at the hotel occurred around 1:21 a.m. Sunday when a 35-year-old man got into an argument with someone in the lounge of the Lincoln Park hotel.

Another 35-year-old man shot him, police said.

As of Sunday, no one was in custody.

It came just hours after a 13-year-old boy, later identified as Lavel Winslow, was found on a bench with a gunshot wound to the head.

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The witness told police he heard a loud bang followed by people fleeing the area on foot before calling for help on Friday.

Winslow was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Family members told CBS2 they were “struggling to deal with the tragic incident.”

Unfortunately, this was only the beginning of a weekend of gun violence.

Friday night

At around 9:27pm on Friday, a 22-year-old man got into an argument with a woman when a “known male suspect” approached and shot him dead before fleeing the scene.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to hospital.

An investigation is underway.

Just an hour earlier, at 8:17 p.m., a 33-year-old woman was approached with a knife by a 62-year-old man as she attempted to enter an apartment building.

Another woman, 54, approached the scene and shot the man several times.

The 33-year-old was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his hand and thigh but is in good condition, police said.

The man is in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

The 54-year-old woman was taken to the area three police station.

At 10:46 p.m., a 48-year-old man was riding in the passenger seat of a car when he was shot at by an “unidentified gunman who was traveling in a white sedan.”

He suffered a thigh injury and investigations are ongoing.

Four minutes later, at 10:50 p.m., a 32-year-old and a 31-year-old man got into a verbal altercation with an unidentified man, who fired shots at them after walking away.

He fled on foot, investigations are ongoing.

The 32-year-old male victim had a gunshot wound to the wrist and the 31-year-old had a grazed thigh.

Saturday morning

Then, just after midnight Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was found by a witness with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

At around 4:49 a.m., a 45-year-old man was shot in the leg by an unidentified gunman while sitting in a parked car.

The violence then spread to the train around 6.10am when a 60-year-old man was shot multiple times on the red line after getting into a verbal scuffle with an unidentified person who fled the scene.

The victim was in critical condition on Saturday.

Then, at around 8:10 a.m., a 26-year-old man took himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot.

The circumstances are unknown and an investigation is ongoing.

Two other men were then shot dead at around 10:23 a.m.

They were walking down the street when they were shot at by a man in a gray car.

Saturday night

Later in the day, around 3:54 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the stomach by an unknown person and was in critical condition.

An investigation is underway.

Just over 20 minutes later, another man, 30, was shot in the leg outside a house but is in good condition.

Another man, 39, was also shot in the leg at around 5.34pm after a verbal struggle.

Shortly before that, around 5:15 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot dead in an apartment after an unknown person shot him in the back and chest.

At 10:10 p.m., a 58-year-old man was shot in the knee in a backyard, before two other victims were shot dead after 11:00 p.m. in a third-floor apartment corridor.

A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene with a wound to his back and a 25-year-old woman was taken to hospital in good condition with a wound to his leg.

Minutes later, a man was shot in the head by a “known perpetrator” and taken to the hospital.

Sunday mornings and afternoons

A 19-year-old man was shot dead early Sunday morning while walking down the sidewalk.

The shots came from a black SUV and is expected to be fine after being shot in the leg.

While details are unknown, another man was taken to an emergency room with gunshot wounds to his left leg and right shoulder.

Another man, 21, was shot at from a car around 11.06am on Sunday.

He did not know who did it and was taken to the hospital in good condition with a wound on his foot.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the left hip and right leg on the sidewalk by an unknown assailant shortly after noon, but is expected to survive.

Three male victims, 30, 32 and 36, were shot in the leg from a car.

More murders over the weekend

Two other homicides also occurred this weekend.

A 20-year-old male victim was on the sidewalk around 4:10 p.m. Sunday when he sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back at the hands of an unknown assailant.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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At around 10:48 a.m. Saturday, a 39-year-old female victim was discovered on the sidewalk unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and died from her injuries.

Police are investigating these shootings, they said.

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