3 Killed Including Toddler, 13 others Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Fox) Three people have been killed and at least 13 others wounded in shootings throughout Chicago since 5 p.m. Friday, including a toddler shot dead in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

An unknown person unleashed gunfire on the 2-year-old boy and a young man at 10:17 p.m. Saturday, killing the child and marking neighborhood’s first homicide of 2018, Chicago police said.

The 18-year-old man and 2-year-old were standing at the mouth of an alley in the 2200 block of North Kilbourn when a hail of bullets emerged from the street’s end, police said. Two females had been fighting inside the alley between Kilbourn and Kenneth Avenues when the shots rang out toward their direction.

The bullets struck 2-year-old Julien Gonzalez in the neck, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead shortly after.

The 18-year-old was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg, police said.

Another homicide unfolded in the Far South Side Riverdale neighborhood Saturday night after a party turned fatal and a man died and a woman and man were wounded from a shooting.

The trio was at an outdoor gathering at 8 p.m. in the 13200 block of South Prairie Avenue when shots rang out, police said. Witnesses told police that a female and male pulled out weapons during an altercation and opened fire on the group.

The men, ages 18 and 48, were struck in their bodies and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The 20-year-old woman was treated for a gunshot wound to her arm.

James Garrett, 18, was pronounced dead within the hour, the medical examiner’s office said. He was from the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Another man was killed Sunday morning in the Hollywood Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

At 10:34 a.m., the man was shot multiple times during a struggle at a home in the 5700 block of North Spaulding, according to preliminary information from Chicago police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 43-year-old man who was involved in the struggle was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening, police said.

In nonfatal shootings over the weekend, three people were shot in the early hours of Monday in the Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The shooting happened at 2:48 a.m. in the 600 block of East 115th Street, according to Chicago police.

A 31-year-old man was shot multiple times in his stomach and back and was taken to a hospital in critical condition and a 30-year-old man was shot multiple times in his abdomen and legs and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

Another male, whose age was unknown, was shot in his leg. He was taken to a hospital where his condition was unknown, police said.A 67-year-old man was wounded in a Homan Square shooting Sunday evening.

The shooting happened about 5:40 p.m. in the 700 block of South St. Louis Avenue, according to Chicago police.

The man was shot in his buttocks and right knee, and was taken in good condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital, police said.

Police did not immediately comment on the circumstances on the shooting.

At 10:24 a.m. Sunday, a 65-year-old woman was shot and critically wounded while driving in the South Shore neighborhood.

The woman was driving at 10:24 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Merrill when she suffered a gunshot wound to her left side, according to Chicago police.

She was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

No further information was made available. Area Central detectives were investigating.

About 1:30 a.m., a woman was shot by a crowd of people early Sunday as she drove a sports-utility vehicle down a street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The 24-year-old woman was heading north on the 1400 block of North Spaulding when multiple males standing on the sidewalk fired shots at the vehicle, according to Chicago police.

She took herself to Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to her chest, police said. Her condition was stabilized, and she will be transported to Stroger Hospital soon.

Three other male passengers in her vehicle were not struck by the gunfire.

No one was in custody, and Area North detectives were investigating.

A man was grazed by a bullet in the West Englewood neighborhood before dawn Saturday on the South Side.

About 4:10 a.m., the 37-year-old was walking in the 7200 block of South Paulina Avenue when a blue minivan drove up and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was grazed in his abdomen and refused medical treatment at the scene.

Another party in the Far South Side, this time in the Roseland neighborhood, was disrupted by gunfire early Saturday.

A 29-year-old man was at the gathering at 3:10 a.m. in the 300 block of West 108th when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his left foot but refused help from medical professionals.

The first shooting of Saturday was directed at a crowd but only struck one person in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

A 30-year-old man was standing with the group about 1:15 a.m. when shots rang out in the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue, police said. He was treated for a gunshot wound to the buttocks and leg.

The weekend’s first shooting occurred when a man was shot late Friday in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side.

At 10:40 p.m., the 27-year-old was shot in the back while waiting at a traffic light in the 10000 block of South King Drive, police said.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

Last weekend, six people were killed and 15 others wounded in shootings between Friday evening and Monday morning.

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