2 Dead, 28 Wounded in Shootings, over 3 Hour Period, Saturday

(Sun Times Wire) Shootings ripped through Chicago early Sunday, leaving 2 dead and 28 others wounded from midnight to 3 a.m.

Five mass shootings, in which three or more people were shot, accounted for 25 of the shooting victims during the three-hour span.

A single shooting in the Gresham neighborhood wounded eight people, including four teenage girls.

The eight people, ranging from 14 to 35 years old, were standing in a courtyard about 12:40 a.m. in the 1300 block of West 76th Street when several males approached them and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. Their conditions stabilized at various hospitals.

Shootings ripped through Chicago early Sunday, leaving 2 dead and 28 others wounded from midnight to 3 a.m.

Five mass shootings, in which three or more people were shot, accounted for 25 of the shooting victims during the three-hour span.

A single shooting in the Gresham neighborhood wounded eight people, including four teenage girls.

The eight people, ranging from 14 to 35 years old, were standing in a courtyard about 12:40 a.m. in the 1300 block of West 76th Street when several males approached them and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. Their conditions stabilized at various hospitals.

A gunman’s vehicle was found set on fire several blocks from a fatal shooting early Sunday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, according to police. A 26-year-old man was walking about 1 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Paulina Street when a gunman fired from a passing white Jeep.

The man was taken with gunshots to his abdomen and ankle to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, according to police. The medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details about the fatality.

The Jeep was found unoccupied and on fire in the 4300 block of South Paulina, according to police.

Lawndale’s first mass shooting happened just past midnight at a block party near an elementary school. Three teens and an adult were in the 1600 block of South Avers Avenue when a two males exited a white Chevy Impala and opened fire into a crowd, according to police.

A 13-year-old boy was shot twice in his arm, a 16-year-old boy was struck in his buttocks and a 17-year-old girl was grazed in her arm and knee, police said. A 25-year-old man was shot in his leg. Their conditions stabilized at a hospital. No one was in custody early Sunday as Area Central detectives investigated the shooting.

Three women were wounded when they were apparently caught in crossfire in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. About 2:25 a.m., the women were standing on a front porch in the 4700 block of West Gladys Avenue when two groups of males began shooting at each other, according to police.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in her back, and a 28-year-old woman was struck in her arm, police said. The third victim, a 41-year-old woman, was shot in her thigh. Their conditions had stabilized at hospitals.

Four people were wounded in a shootout in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. About 12:50 a.m., a black Cadillac approached a group of people in the 900 block of South Karlov Avenue and two people within the vehicle opened fire, according to police.

Three people in the crowd were struck by bullets, and they returned fire and caused the Cadillac to crash, police said. The people in the vehicle fled.

A 30-year-old woman was shot in her calf, a 29-year-old man was grazed in his chest and a 30-year-old man was struck in his ankle and calf, police said. They were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A fourth person was walking down the street and was caught in the crossfire. The 43-year-old man was struck in his thigh and was also taken to Stroger in good condition.

In other shootings early Sunday:

• about 2:50 a.m., a 14-year-old boy was wounded in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was shot in his leg and was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, according to police;

• about 1:30 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot as he stood on a sidewalk in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The man was shot in his leg and took himself to the University of Illinois Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said;

• about 12:20 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot multiple times in his body in the 4100 block of West Cullerton Street in Lawndale. Police said witnesses at the scene were uncooperative and that the circumstances of the shooting remained unknown. He was taken to a hospital in “guarded” condition;

• about 12:05 a.m., a woman was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 20-year-old was shot in her abdomen by someone in a passing red SUV, police said. She was in serious condition.

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