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4 Killed, 13 Wounded In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings

(STMW) ---A domestic-related incident at Nordstrom in River North was among shootings throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend that have left four people dead and at least 13 others wounded.

Marcus Dee, 31, fatally shot himself after shooting 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein in a domestic-related incident at the Nordstrom store at 55 E. Grand on Friday night, authorities said.

Dee shot Ezaldein -- an ex-girlfriend, according to the deceased woman's family -- about 8:30 p.m. on the store's second floor before turning the gun on himself, Chicago Police Chief of Detectives John J. Escalante said.

Ezaldein, a seasonal employee at the store, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Dee was dead at the scene, and an autopsy on Saturday ruled his death a suicide.

Ezaldein's sister — who asked not to be named — said Ezaldein dated Dee from August 2012 until she broke up with him in December 2013. Dee continued to abuse her sister after that, she told the Sun-Times.

He'd call and threaten to hurt or kill himself, forcing Ezaldein to change her phone number several times, she said.

"He called the entire family, consistently texting," the sister said. "He Googled my entire family."

Later Friday, a Little Village shooting left another person dead.

About 11 p.m., a male thought to be between 16 and 20 years old, was standing in the street in the 2500 block of South Central Park, when another male walked up, yelled gang slogans and opened fire, police said.

He was shot beneath his right eye and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the medical examiner's office. Authorities had yet to identify him as of late Saturday, and police had no updates on the investigation.

Earlier Friday evening, a man was found shot to death in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side.

Joshua Rockett, 21, was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the back at 7:36 p.m. in the 9000 block of South Laflin. Rockett, of the 9200 block of South Wallace, was pronounced dead at 7:57 p.m., authorities said. Police had no updates late Saturday.

About 3:30 p.m. Friday, a teenage boy was killed and two others were hurt in a Chicago Lawn neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side.

Jahkel Clark and two other boys, ages 14 and 16, were shot in the 3100 block of West 64th Street, police said.

Clark, whose address wasn't known Saturday, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Police said Clark was 16 years old, while the medical examiner's office said he was 15.

Another boy, 14, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the leg. His condition had stabilized, police said. A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to his hand and was treated and released from Holy Cross Hospital.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 3:40 a.m. Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4200 block of West Cermak about 3:40 a.m. and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in fair condition. Police said the man is a documented gang member and is not cooperating with investigators.

At least 10 other people have been wounded in separate shootings across the city since 11:10 a.m. Thursday.

Additionally, an off-duty sheriff's officer shot and critically wounded an allegedly armed man outside a bar in the River West neighborhood early Sunday.

The officer was standing across the street from the Funky Buddha Lounge in the 700 block of West Grand Avenue about 2:50 a.m. when he saw a man waving a handgun in a crowd, police said.

The officer, who was off-duty, approached the man and ordered him to drop the gun, police said. The man pointed the gun at the officer, who fired his weapon, striking the man multiple times, police said.

The 27-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.

After the shooting, another person grabbed the suspect's weapon and fled the scene, police said.

The investigation is ongoing by Area Central detectives.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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