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Report: Grandmother among 49 shot in Chicago weekend violence

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CHICAGO -- Two men were killed and at least 47 other people were wounded in a spate of shootings through the weekend in Chicago, reports the Sun-Times Media Wire.

One victim who was wounded was reportedly an 81-year-old woman. The grandmother, Iola Burress, survived being shot four times around 5 p.m. Friday just minutes after viewing the body of her recently deceased daughter at a South Side funeral home, relatives told the Sun-Times.

"It's very hard right now because we're trying to bury her daughter and assist her and then this happens today during the wake," the woman's granddaughter, Yolanda McBride, told the station.

Her 34-year-old grandson was also wounded after a gunman reportedly opened fire from a passing SUV.

A man was killed and another man was critically wounded early Monday after officers responding to the reports of gunfire found them shot in the city's South Shore neighborhood. One victim, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, and the second victim, 29, was in critical condition after being shot in the chest and leg.

Their names weren't released.

Around midnight Saturday, police found 24-year-old Ronnie Montgomery dead in the 1300 block West Hastings. He had been shot in the chest and shoulder.

At least 44 other people have been shot across the city since 1:55 p.m. Friday, reports the Sun-Times.