1 Dead, at Least 13 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

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2019-05-25 20:46:27

One person is dead and at least 13 people have been wounded, three critically, in shootings across the city of Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend.

The first fatal shooting of the holiday weekend was reported just after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, according to police. A 29-year-old man was standing on a porch in the 100 block of West 109th Place when a person walked out of a gangway and opened fire, striking him in the chest. 

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, according to authorities. 

No suspects are in custody in the shooting.

In another shooting late Friday night, a 25-year-old man was at a gas station in the 5400 block of West Diversey when a man walked up to him and opened fire, striking him in the face, according to Chicago police.

The man was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. No suspects are in custody in the case.  

Three other people were hurt in a shooting Saturday morning in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood. Just after 2 a.m., the victims were in a sedan traveling southbound when a person in a black SUV pulled up alongside their vehicle and opened fire.

A 42-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, and he was listed in critical condition. A 19-year-old woman, who was also shot multiple times, was listed in critical condition at Mount Sinai. A 17-year-old girl was also taken to Mount Sinai, where she was listed in stable condition.

No suspect is in custody, and Area Central Detectives are investigating.

On Friday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was walking northbound in the 6100 block of South Maplewood when he heard gunshots and felt pain, according to police. The man was shot in the upper back, and he was later taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he is listed in serious condition.

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Here are the rest of the weekend’s shootings:

Note: No suspects are in custody unless otherwise noted.

Friday:

 

  • In the 1500 block of South Sawyer at approximately 9:44 p.m., two people were walking on a sidewalk when they heard gunshots. A 15-year-old boy was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right leg, and a 27-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg. Both victims are in stable condition, according to police.
  • Just before 11 p.m. in the 300 block of North Lake Shore Drive, a 20-year-old woman riding in the backseat of a Nissan sedan when a person in a white SUV pulled up alongside the vehicle and opened fire. The woman was shot in the right hand, and was driven to Northwestern Medical Center in stable condition, according to authorities.

 

Saturday:

 

  • In the 300 block of North Cicero at approximately 12:01 a.m., a 31-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when he heard gunshots. The man was taken to West Suburban, and was later transferred to Stroger Medical Center in stable condition with gunshot wounds to his right arm and right leg, police said.
  • A 26-year-old man was walking down an alley in the 1400 block of East 70th Street at approximately 12:40 a.m. when a man walked up to him and opened fire, police said. The victim was struck in the left shoulder and left leg, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.
  • Just after 2 a.m. in the 7400 block of South Langley, a 45-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain in his buttocks, police said. The man was taken to St. Bernards, where he is listed in stable condition.
  • In the 7600 block of South May at approximately 3:51 a.m., a 33-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when a person in a black sedan opened fire, striking him in the abdomen and left arm. He was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, police said.
  • Chicago police responded to a call of a person with a gun in the 800 block of North Leclaire Avenue at approximately 10:48 a.m., and when they arrived they found evidence of a shooting. A short time later, officers learned that a 29-year-old man had been shot in the left ankle, and had transported himself to West Suburban Hospital. The man is in good condition, and police are investigating the shooting.


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