Three Killed, at Least 18 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

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1 July 2017 | 11:23 pm

Three people have been killed and at least 18 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since noon on Friday, Chicago Police say.

Three men were killed in a shooting in the 5700 block of South Wells at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Friday night, police say. A 50-year-old man was shot in the chest and the leg, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A 30-year-old man was also killed at the scene. The two victims were on a porch when two armed men opened fire, striking and killing both of them. According to Chicago Police, two possible offenders are currently in custody in connection with the slaying.

A third victim, a 51-year-old man, was also found dead at the scene, according to police.

In a separate shooting in the 3300 block of West Douglas, two people were shot, including a 17-year-old boy. The boy was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to Chicago Police.

A 26-year-old man was also shot and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

At 10:10 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 4500 block of West Jackson when he was shot in the left arm and left leg. The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

In all, three people were shot and killed on Friday and at least 11 more were wounded, according to police.

*The first shooting of the weekend occurred at noon on Friday when an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg during a robbery in the 4200 block of West Grenshaw. After the robbery, which saw the victim shot in the upper leg when the assailant pulled out a gun, the man transported himself to West Suburban Hospital, where he is listed in good condition.

*A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the 3200 block of West Madison. He is currently in serious condition at Stroger Hospital after an acquaintance accidentally shot him in the back and fled from the scene.

*Two people were shot in the 3300 block of West Douglas at 4:25 p.m. Friday while standing on a street corner. A 26-year-old man was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition, and a 17-year-old boy was transported to Mt. Sinai in critical condition, according to police.

*At 7:20 p.m. on Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and in the right thigh while sitting on a porch at the corner of Lockwood and Madison. He was transported to Mt. Sinai in good condition, according to police.

*At 8:50 p.m. Friday, three men were shot and killed in the 5700 block of South Wells. A 50-year-old man was shot in the chest and leg and was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 30-year-old man was also shot in the chest and legs.

A third victim, a 51-year-old man, was found shot to death near the location. The victims were sitting on a porch when two armed men opened fire. The two men then fled in a white sedan, but Chicago Police say that two possible offenders have been detained in the case.

*At 9:10 p.m. Friday night, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 8500 block of S. Givins Court. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds when an unknown gunman emerged from a gangway and opened fire. The man was able to drive away from the scene, and he was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

*A 62-year-old man driving an unlicensed cab was robbed by a man and a woman in the 9100 block of South Cottage Grove at 9:53 p.m. Friday night. After a struggle in the cab, the driver was shot in the foot, and the man and woman escaped with an unknown amount of money.

The cab driver drove himself to the hospital and is in good condition at St. Bernard, according to police.

*A 25-year-old man was shot in the left arm and left leg while standing on a sidewalk in the 4500 block of West Jackson at 10:10 p.m. on Friday night. A dark colored vehicle drove by and two male occupants of the car opened fire, striking the man.

The man was taken to Mt. Sinai in critical condition.

*At 10:20 p.m. on Friday night, a 20-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition. The victim told police that he was standing on the sidewalk when he heard gunshots, and he felt pain in his abdomen before realizing that he had been shot.

*Two more people were shot around 11:00 p.m. on Friday night in the 1000 block of East 73rd Street. A 24-year old man was shot in the arm and transported to Christ Hospital in stable condition, while a 22-year old woman was shot in the leg and stomach. The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

The victims in the case were uncooperative with authorities, and the rest of the circumstances of the case are unknown.

*At approximately 2:05 a.m. on Saturday morning, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the stomach in the 200 block of West 114th Street. A black vehicle drove past the victim and shots were fired, striking her in the stomach according to police. She was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

 *A 25-year-old man was shot after a verbal altercation in the 2000 block of West Lemoyne at 2:26 a.m. Saturday morning. The man was shot in the knee, and he was transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

*A 23-year-old man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition at 2:35 a.m. Saturday morning after suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. According to police, the victim was walking down the street when he was shot by an unknown assailant in the 2100 block of North Pulaski.

*A 13-year-old boy was shot in the buttock at 2:37 a.m. Saturday morning, according to police. The boy was walking down the street when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. He was transported to Comers Hospital in unknown condition.

*Around 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, two people were shot after an argument at a residence in the 2700 block of West Washington. A 28-year-old man was shot in the right thigh and left foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

A 23-year-old woman was shot in the right leg and was taken to the hospital in good condition.

*At 3:46 p.m. on Saturday, a 27-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his ankle in a shooting in the 2400 block of South St. Louis. The victim was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain in his ankle.

The victim took himself to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he is in good condition. 

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