Weekend Shootings Bring Chicago's Homicide Total to 300 for the Year

| by Emily Smith
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Three murders in Chicago over the weekend brought the city’s homicide total to 300 for the year, according to police.

The first victim was 24-year-old Adrian Sianez who was fatally wounded in a gang-related shooting Sunday morning and was found in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Sianez was walking the 5500 block of South Mozart at 3:40 a.m. when someone jumped from an SUV and started shooting. He was shot multiple times in the back and once in the buttocks, and was pronounced dead at 10:11 a.m.

An unidentified man in his 20s was found beaten to death around 7:05 a.m. Saturday morning as well. He was found in Washington Park in the South Side.

After an autopsy was performed on his body, police learned that he had died of head injuries and ruled his death a homicide.

Joanna Lopez was also found at her Lower West Side home Sunday morning, where police discovered that she had been stabbed to death. If ruled a homicide, her murder could mark the 300th of the year in the city.

Police are currently questioning a person of interest related to the case.

Sources: CBS News, Chicago Sun Times