12 shot, 2 fatally, since Monday afternoon in Chicago

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CHICAGO — At least 12 people have been shot, two fatally, since 4 p.m. Monday in Chicago.

The most recent incident happened just after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on Arthington Street in the Austin neighborhood. Police say a man shot at two victims sitting in a car. A 31-year-old man was shot in the head and died at a hospital. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.

Another shooting happened on the 500 block of South Oakley Boulevard around 9 p.m. Monday in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood . Police say two 17-year-olds were standing outside when someone in a silver BMW fired shots, striking them both.

One of the 17-year-olds was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest and was later pronounced dead. He was identified as Keyshawn Williams. The other 17-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition after being shot in the right shoulder.

In another case, FBI is assisting police after a carjacking in the 4700 block of West 64th Street. Police say a 28-year-old man was helping a friend change a tire, and was shot in the head by a carjacker. The man was transported to Christ Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

In another incident, an 86-year-old was shot in the foot while watering her grass in the 4300 block of West Monroe.

No one is in custody in any of the shootings.

This follows a weekend that saw more than 50 people shot and 12 others killed.

CPD Supt. David Brown says judges need to keep violent people in jail after they’re charged, not just put them on electronic monitoring.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Officer reported that 94 people charged with murder are on electronic monitoring; 261 are charged as armed habitual criminals, more than 500 felons are charged with possession of a weapon and 569 are charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon are also on electronic monitoring.

Nearly 70 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday night.

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