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Chicago; 2 killed, 17 shot including one at Palmer House since Friday

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -Weekend gun violence in Chicago left two men dead and at least 15 other people wounded, including a man shot during a party in the Loop's historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.

The man, 25, was attending a party on the 22nd floor of the hotel at 17 E. Monroe St. when a male shooter pulled out a gun and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

He was shot in the right leg, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, Alfaro said. No one is in custody early Sunday, and police had no word on what sparked the shooting.

A representative for the hotel could not be reached for comment.

The weekend's first fatal shooting happened about 9:15 p.m. Friday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A 21-year-old man was shot several times through a glass window while he was inside a Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits restaurant in the 5


Added: Jan-21-2013 Occurred On: Jan-21-2013
By: Amusing
Regional News
Tags: MLK, Chicago, Guns, Shootings, Crime, Assault, Attack, Violence, Police
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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