1 Person Killed, 14 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Fox) At least 15 people were shot, one fatally, within city limits this weekend.

A 43-year-old man was shot to death Sunday morning in the West Side Austin community.

Sammy Hodges was standing about 6:15 a.m. in the 600 block of North Cicero when he was shot in his back and leg, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was rushed to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead.

On Saturday night, a Chicago police officer was wounded by a 19-year-old woman while executing a search warrant, police said.

The police officer, 34, was shot in the shoulder at 7:18 p.m. through the rear door of the two-story home, which is in the 2700 block of West Potomac, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said police had identified themselves while executing the warrant.

Johnson said at a news conference that the police knew the young woman, having had several encounters with her. The warrant was for a “narcotics and illegal weapons search.”

She was the only one home at the time. A gun and narcotics were recovered at the scene, police said.

Officers did not fire their weapons during the encounter, authorities said.

The 19-year-old was held without bail after being charged with attempted first-degree murder and other felonies.

A man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times Sunday night in the Burnside neighborhood on the South Side. At 10:43 p.m., ShotSpotter gunshot detectors led officers to find the 45-year-old outside in the 9200 block of South Cottage Grove, police said. He had gunshot wounds throughout his leg and neck, and was brought to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Earlier that morning, a woman shot a man in self defense inside a South Loop luxury apartment. The pair was arguing at 10:54 a.m. in an apartment in the 1000 block of South Clark when the man started battering the woman, police said. The woman opened fire and struck the man in the leg.

The man, 30, was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said. The woman, 29, was taken to Stroger Hospital after suffering a broken hand, bruises and lacerations. The man appears to have been shot in self defense and was arrested.

A man was critically wounded during a shooting Saturday morning in Wicker Park. At 3:27 a.m., officers heard gunfire and found a group of males surrounding a bleeding man outside in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee, police said.

The man, 26, had been shot in the abdomen and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The males spotted with the 26-year-old were “uncooperative” with detectives, police said.

The weekend began at 5 p.m. Friday and ended 5 a.m. Monday.

Last weekend, 17 people were shot in Chicago, six of whom were wounded in a single shooting at a South Side bar.

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