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Bloody Chicago, 4 Dead, 42 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

(Sun-Times Media Wire) Four people were killed and at least 42 others, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. Last weekend, 57 people were shot and eight died. So far in June, at least 330 people have been shot in the city. At least 1,686 people…

Violent Sunday in Brighton Park, 1 Dead, 3 wounded in 3 Separate Shootings

Sunday night in Brighton Park was very violent one, 17 year old man was killed and three other men were wounded in 3 separate shootings in Brighton.

Two men were shot late Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The men, ages 21 and 23, were standing outside about 10:20 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 4400 block of South Richmond when two males walked up, one of whom fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

The younger man was shot in the buttocks, while the older man suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg, police said. They were both taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A male Hispanic, 17, was shot multiple times. Victim DOA on scene. Victim was outside of a business location when a white car with a female driver and a male passenger pulled up.

An argument ensued between the parties culminating in the male passenger producing a gun and shooting at the victim. The victim returned fire and his weapon was recovered. It is unknown if any other individuals sustained injuries. Ongoing Area Central investigation.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the groin in the 4300 block of South Campbell Avenue in Brighton Park neighborhood. The man got himself to Saint Anthony Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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Two men were killed and 14 other people, including a 15-year-old boy, were injured during shootings from Saturday to early Sunday on the West and South sides.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a 44-year-old man was shot dead about 2:40 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Brandon Avenue on the Far South Side.

He was heading north in a car on Brandon Avenue when he crashed into a parked car. When paramedics arrived, they realized the man had been shot in the left shoulder and head.
The 44-year-old man was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A man was fatally shot about 5 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Laramie Avenue in the city’s Austin neighborhood. The man was on foot when a vehicle drove past him and someone inside fired shots and hit him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:53 p.m.

He was identified as Maurice Purnell, of the 4900 block of West Kamerling Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Court records indicate Purnell was 28 years old, though police reported him being 29 years old.

Three men were wounded within an hour early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood, according to officials.

About 4:10 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the left leg while he was driving in the 3200 block of West Cermak Road in Little Village, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 10 minutes earlier, another man was wounded in Little Village. About 4 a.m., someone shot a 24-year-old man in the right leg as he was coming out of his home in the 2200 block of South Christiana Avenue, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 3:10 a.m., a 30-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the 2200 block of South Hamlin Avenue in the Little Village. He was standing outside when someone in a beige-colored Mercedes pulled up and the passenger opened fire, striking him in the leg and buttocks. He was listed in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 15-year-old boy was shot about 4:10 p.m. Saturday in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood. He suffered a wound to the hip and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

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Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 19 Wounded in Shootings over 10 Hours on Friday

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At least 19 people were wounded, one fatally, in separate shootings during a span of 10 hours from Friday afternoon to early Saturday, according to police.

The attacks happened in nearly every part of the city. The youngest victims were two 15 year old boys who were wounded in separate attacks on the South Side.

The fatal shooting happened in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 6:35 p.m. Friday in the 4700 block of W. West End Avenue, police said.

A 21-year-old man was on the porch of a home when two men got out of a yellow car, walked up to him and opened fire, police said. The 21-year-old man was shot in the head.

He had been taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A 15-year-old boy who was shot about 2:55 a.m. Saturday in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. He was inside a car near 54th Street and Campbell Avenue when someone shot him in the arm. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

He had been taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A 15-year-old boy who was shot about 2:55 a.m. Saturday in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. He was inside a car near 54th Street and Campbell Avenue when someone shot him in the arm. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Another 15-year-old boy was shot about 6 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of East Pershing Road. He was standing outside when a vehicle approached and an occupant fired shots, striking him in the hand, according to police. He was taken in good condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

Other shootings:

About 2:35 a.m., a 52-year-old man was shot in the leg while he was standing in the 7500 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood. The shooter got out of a car and opened fire. His condition was stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital.

In North Austin, an 18-year-old man was shot in the finger when someone fired shots into a car that he was sitting in, according to police. The shooting happened about 2:05 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Lavergne Avenue while he was in the backseat of the car. He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

Just before 1:55 a.m., two people were wounded while they were standing in the 1400 block of North Kildare Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. The shooter was inside a dark van that approached and opened fire, striking a 23-year-old man in the ankle. A 22-year-old man was grazed in the cheek, but he declined medical attention. The older man was in good condition at Norwegian American Hospital.

About 1:40 a.m., a 56-year-old woman was shot on the side of her head while she was walking in the 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, police said. She was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital where she was later released.

In Gresham, a 26-year-old man was shot in the arm about 1:15 a.m. while he was sitting on the porch of a home in the 8800 block of South Ada Street. He was listed in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

On the North Side, a 49-year-old man was shot in the leg about 12:45 a.m. while he was riding his bicycle in the 1200 block of North Clybourn Avenue, police said. He notified officers about what happened after he felt pain. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 17-year-old girl was shot in the right leg after people inside two vehicles began arguing at a red light about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 7600 block of South Stony Island in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. The teen was in a car when a men inside a gray sedan pulled up and began arguing with people inside the car that the teen girl was in, police said. Someone inside the gray car then began shooting at the car, wounding the 17-year-old girl. She was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 11:55 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 5800 block of West Ohio Street in South Austin and found a 28-year-old man who had been shot in the head, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

About 11:10 p.m., a man in his 20s walked into Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right side. He left the hospital before doctors and nurses were able to treat his injury. The man did not want to cooperate with investigators. Police do not know where the shooting happened or the man’s identity.

In the Cragin neighborhood, a 38-year-old man was shot in the head while he was in an alley in the 4900 block of West Wolfram Street, police said. Four men inside a black vehicle drove up to the man, got out of the car and began shooting at the man. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.

A 24-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were shot while they were in a car about 7:25 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Stony Island Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said. The younger man was shot in the arm and leg while the older man was shot in the arm. They were both taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital where their conditions had stabilized, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen also about 7:25 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Rice Street in the city’s Austin neighborhood. The boy told police a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside fired shots, hitting him. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

An 18-year-old man was shot about 6:45 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Roosevelt Road in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was walking when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shot, hitting him in the hip, police said. The victim fled to a home in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw Street where paramedics responded and took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

About 5 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the wrist in the 600 block of North Lawndale Avenue, police said. The man, who was not cooperating with investigators, was taken in good condition to Norwegian American Hospital, police said.

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Bloody Chicago, 10 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

At least 10 people were shot in separate attacks on the South and West sides of Chicago on Thursday. In the last week, 103 people have been shot in the city, according to Chicago Sun-Times data, and 1,636 have been shot this year. The latest attack happened about 9:30 p.m. in Lawndale, where a car…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

(CBS) Three people were killed and at least eight others were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago. Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 2:15 p.m. found a 29-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest in the 7000 block of South Parnell in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.…

Bloody Chicago, 300th Homicide Reached

(Chicago Tribune) Chicago recorded its 300th homicide over the Father’s Day weekend, just like it did last year. The somber milestone was reached around 2:30 a.m. Monday when a 33-year-old man was gunned down during a burst of violence that saw four people killed and 13 others wounded over just five hours Sunday evening through…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 9 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

(Chicago Suntimes) Two men were killed and at least nine other people, including a 68-year-old woman, were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 2:30 a.m. found 33-year-old Deandre Robinson lying face down on the sidewalk in the 1000 block of North Lawndale in the Humboldt…

Man Charged in Beating Death of Three Year Old Girl

(dna info) A 26 year old man has been charged in the beating death of 3 year old Jesipel Aleman, officials said. Eduardo Aleman, of the 2500 block of South Homan Avenue, has been charged with first-degree murder, according to a Chicago Police news release. Aleman was the person responsible for the toddler’s death on…

Two Kids Wounded in Separate Shootings in Gary Indiana

alerie Thomas Hopkins, said she was struck by a stray bullet. The child was hit on the left side, collapsing her lung. “Stray bullet came through the grandparents’ patio window – patio door, I’m sorry. It was, I guess, something like a freak accident. Somebody shooting, doing senseless shooting. I guess the police said it…

Man Charged in Murder of Elderly Parents in Austin Home

(ABC) A man has been charged with stabbing his elderly parents to death early Sunday in their Austin neighborhood home on the West Side. Dexter Barnes, 47, faces two felony counts of first-degree murder, according to Chicago police. A police source said the victims were Barnes’ parents. “They didn’t bother no one,” said a neighbor,…

Woman, 68, Shot on Porch in West Lawn Neighborhood

A 68 year old woman was shot while on her porch Monday evening in the West Lawn neighborhood on the South Side. She was on a porch about 5:40 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Kilpatrick when she heard shots and felt pain, according to police. She was shot in the hip, police said.…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 23 Wounded in Shootings on Saturday

Two people were shot dead and 23 others were wounded across the city during 18 hours from Saturday to Sunday, which includes two separate quadruple shootings that took place on the West Side, according to police. Within a 40-minute period early Sunday, six of those people were shot. Among those who were wounded during that…

Video: Bloody Chicago, 23 People Shot, 3 Fatally on Friday

Two girls, 13 and 7, were among 23 people who were wounded, three fatally, during a 16-hour period from Friday afternoon to early Saturday.

In the Englewood neighborhood about 11:50 p.m. Friday, a woman held up a phone as she inched toward crime scene tape of a triple shooting in the 5900 block of South Union Avenue. She wanted officers to look at a photo on her phone to confirm if her relative was one of the victims.

“I gotta go get him,” the woman repeated as she collapsed on the sidewalk. A woman tried to comfort her.

Officers at the scene told the woman they couldn’t tell her and didn’t know if her relative had been hurt.

A 25-year-old man was standing outside of a home with a 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old man when three men approached and opened fire, police said. The 25-year-old man was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the chest, and he was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. A 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and his condition was stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital.

The woman later returned with other relatives and spoke to a sergeant at the scene. They lingered around the edge of the crime scene as they waited for news.

“Right now, it’s hard to tell with the way the body is positioned,” the officer told the family.

When the officer told the family that the person was wearing white shorts, the woman walked away crying.

In the Park Manor neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was fatally shot about 3:15 p.m. in the 7000 block of South State Street, according to police.

Witnesses said a dark-sedan pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking the teen in the head.

He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m. He was identified as Sherrod Rhyme, of the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Earlier, a man was killed and another was seriously wounded in a shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

The shooting happened about 12:55 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Ellis Avenue. One person was dead on the scene and a second was treated by paramedics, according to police and fire officials.

Police said the men were standing outside an apartment building when someone approached on foot and shot them.

The older victim, 26, suffered wounds to the chest, and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 p.m. He was identified as Deshawn Boswell, of the 7100 block of South Yates Boulevard, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other man, 21, was shot in the legs and wrist. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

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Two Girls, 7, 13, Shot on School Play Ground

Emerson Hart was in Michigan City, Ind. when he was told only that his 13-year-old daughter Dakayla was hurt and in the hospital. He didn’t know she and another girl, 7, had been shot while at a grade school picnic on the South Side Friday afternoon, she in the thigh and the other girl in…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 10 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

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Man, 78 Shot, Killed in the Englewood Neighborhood

(WGN) An elderly man died Thursday night after being shot on the South Side. Police say the 78-year-old man was shot in the head around 4:45 p.m. in the 6800 block of S. Hermitage. Police say he was standing outside when a light colored sedan drove passed. The suspects inside the car fired shots and…

Man Shot Near Millennium Park in the Loop

(Chicago Suntimes) A man was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening near Millennium Park in The Loop. About 8:25 p.m., the 21-year-old was shot in the abdomen in the 100 block of South Michigan, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police. The corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street was blocked with crime scene tape…

Virginia Gunman DEAD

A gunman has died after opening fire earlier this morning on members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip, and four others. Police said the suspect fired at officers, who returned fire. The suspect has since died, President Donald Trump said in…