3 shot outside Jefferson Park bar; 4 dead, 30 wounded in weekend violence

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CHICAGO, Ill.-- Three men were shot outside a Jefferson Park bar early Sunday, as Chicago's weekend violence left at least three dead and 29 wounded.

According to police, the three victims were walking down the street around 4 a.m. Monday when they got into an altercation with another group of men outside Zachary's for Cocktails, 5368 N. Milwaukee Ave. Someone walked out of the bar, produced a gun, and fired shots wounding three men ages  30, 50, and 51.

All three were taken to area hospitals and are in stable condition. As of right now, Chicago police have no one in custody for the shooting.

“This is very unusual. I have lived in Jefferson Park 61 years and I have never, ever experienced anything like this,” said resident Neal Gironda, who lives behind the bar. “I’m just a bit concerned it might be people I know, it might be actual friends of mine.”

At least 30 people have been shot over the weekend so far, and four have died.

A man was killed and another wounded in the 4900 block of West Hubbard Saturday. Police say they were both documented gang members. In south Austin near Parkside and Washington, three men were shot during a drive by involving a silver car. And Saturday night a bullet grazed the head of 9-year-old boy on west 69th street, near Campbell.

“It’s almost become to the point of, 'ok, another shooting,' but when it happens in an area where I frequent, that’s what I find troubling,” said Jefferson Park resident David Velez.

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