4 Dead, at Least 22 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

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9 October 2017 | 2:54 am

Four people are dead and at least 22 more were wounded in shootings across the Chicago-area over the weekend.

The first fatality of the weekend occurred just before 5 p.m. on Friday evening, when an 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 800 block of East 83rd Street. The man was taken to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Saturday morning, a 20-year-old man was riding in a car with an 18-year-old man when they stopped and showed a gun to a person outside of the vehicle. That person then opened fire, striking both men.

The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 18-year-old was also pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to his neck.

The weekend’s latest fatality occurred on Sunday night in the 1300 block of North Mason. The shooting, which occurred at around 7:26 p.m. according to police, took place when the man was standing outside of a car and a person in a passing vehicle fired shots at him. He was shot in the chest multiple times, and was pronounced dead at Loyola.  

Friday

  • An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 800 block of East 83rd Street. Police discovered the victim lying unresponsive after he was shot, and he was taken to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • A 19-year-old man was shot in the 12300 block of South Wallace at approximately 5:55 p.m., police said. He was walking when two men approached him from an alley and opened fire. He was taken to Metro South in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his stomach and right leg.
  • Two 17-year-old boys were shot while driving in a car in the 200 block of West Garfield at approximately 8:45 p.m. One of the victims was shot in the leg, and was taken to Stroger in stable condition, according to police. The other boy was taken to St. Bernard’s with a gunshot wound to his left knee.
  • In the 11600 block of South Church at approximately 11:53 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the chest and neck. He had just exited a car when he was shot. He was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Saturday

  • Two people were shot in the 200 block of West Root at approximately 1 a.m., according to police. A 29-year-old was shot multiple times after a verbal altercation with another person. He was taken to Stroger in critical condition. A 23-year-old man was also shot in the groin, and was taken to Stroger in serious condition.
  • A 26-year-old man was shot in the face while sitting in a vehicle in the 4500 block of West Congress at approximately 9:02 a.m. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
  • At approximately 10:52 a.m. Saturday morning, a 20-year-old man was riding in a car with an 18-year-old man when they stopped and showed a gun to a person outside of the vehicle, according to police. That person then opened fire, striking both men. The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 18-year-old was also pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to his neck.
  • A 32-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his leg when he was shot in the 4300 block of West Jackson at approximately 12:45 p.m. He was taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition, police said.
  • A person in a gray sedan fired shots at an 18-year-old man in the 2500 block of South Whipple at approximately 10:40 p.m., police said. The man was shot in the right hand, and was taken to St. Anthony’s in stable condition.
  • A 44-year-old man was shot by a home owner during an attempted home invasion in the 4500 block of South St. Lawrence at approximately 10:54 p.m. According to police, the man forced his way into the home with a crowbar, and he was shot multiple times. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, and charges are pending against the alleged burglar in the case.
  • Two men were shot when a group of four men approached them and attempted to rob them. When the victims tried to flee, they were both shot. A 30-year-old was shot in the buttocks and was taken to Stroger in serious condition, and a 29-year-old was shot in the legs and was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

Sunday:

  • Three people were shot in the 4500 block of South Cottage Grove at approximately 1:54 a.m when a person in a car fired shots at them. A 32-year-old was shot in the face, a 25-year-old was shot in the foot, and another 32-year-old was shot in the buttocks. All three brought themselves to Provident Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition, according to police.
  • A person in a black SUV got out and fired shots at a 25-year-old man as he sat in a car in the 1900 block of South Wentworth at approximately 2:32 a.m, police said. The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to his right side and right hip.
  • A 28-year-old man was shot in the shoulder by a man on foot in the 300 block of South Sacramento at approximately 2:47 a.m. He was taken to Mt. Sinai, but he walked out without receiving treatment, according to police.
  • A 24-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 2400 block of West Haddon when he was shot in the right arm at approximately 3:42 a.m. He was taken to St. Mary’s in stable condition, police said.
  • A black vehicle drove up to a 21-year-old man in the 2400 block of South Whipple at approximately 5:21 a.m., and one of the occupants opened fire, according to police. The man was shot in the left leg, and he was taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition.
  • A 27-year-old man was standing outside in the 2900 block of East 87th Street at approximately 12:42 p.m. when he was shot in the buttocks, according to police. He was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition.
  • A 42-year-old man was exiting a vehicle when a man approached on foot and fired shots at him. The incident occurred in the 12200 block of South Aberdeen at 1 p.m., according to police. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.
  • In the 1300 block of North Mason around 7:26 p.m. according to police, a 30-year-old man was standing outside of a car and a person in a passing vehicle fired shots at him. He was shot in the chest multiple times, and was pronounced dead at Loyola. 
  • A 24-year-old man was shot in the head while standing in the 1400 block of North Latrobe at approximately 8 p.m. He was taken to Stroger in critical condition, according to police.

Published at 9:54 PM CDT on Oct 8, 2017



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