Three men were killed and at least six other men have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday morning, Chicago police said. 

The first fatal attack happened about 8:30 a.m. in the 10200 block of South State Street in the Fernwood neighborhood.

A neighbor discovered a man lying in the snow and called officers to check on his well-being, according to police. When they arrived, they found the man shot in the head. Police said the victim, who is believed to be 40 to 45 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people were shot — one fatally — in the 10600 block of South Perry Avenue, also in Fernwood on the Far South Side, about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the two homicides in Fernwood were connected, officials said.

A man, 62, was shot in the stomach and right leg, and a second man, who investigators believe is in his 50s, was shot in the stomach and buttocks, police said. The second man later was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and the 62-year-old remains in critical condition, officials said.

Not long after, around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, another man was killed in a shooting, police said. 

Officers were called to the 5300 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in Gage Park on the city’s West Side. They found a man, who appeared to be 25 to 30, with a gunshot wound to his head, police said.

The man was pronounced dead in the alley, and the homicide is under investigation, police said.

In other shootings:

  • A man was shot in the right foot about 4:20 a.m. and taken to an area hospital for treatment, police said. The man was standing on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of West 23rd Place in Little Village, according to officers. Someone in a passing white minivan opened fire, striking him. The man was sent to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

  • Police were sent to the Fifth City neighborhood, on the city’s West Side, about 3:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting. They found a man, 26, who had been shot in the left leg and in the chest; he was sent to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said. The man had been sitting in a vehicle that was double-parked when two men approached him and one of them shot him, police said.

  • In the Lawndale neighborhood, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 2900 block of West Roosevelt Road about 4:50 p.m. The man went in a private vehicle to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in fair condition. The man told police he was walking when he heard shots and felt pain.
  • About 2 p.m., a 27-year-old man was left in critical condition after he was shot in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened in the 6700 block of South Michigan Avenue. The man suffered wounds to the back and side and went to St. Bernard in a private vehicle but was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

  • A 22-year-old man was shot Saturday morning while sitting in a vehicle with his girlfriend in the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. About 7:30 a.m., a vehicle approached and someone fired shots, hitting him twice in the shoulder, police said. The man went in a private vehicle to Stroger Hospital.

No one was in custody.

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