3 People Killed, 23 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Saturday

(Sun Times Wire) Gun violence Saturday over a 24-hour period left at least 3 people dead and 23 others wounded.

An 18-year-old man was shot to death during an argument in West Lawn on the Southwest Side in the day’s latest fatal shooting.

A witness told officials the man was arguing with a male in an alley about 11:13 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Komesky Avenue, Chicago police said. The male pulled out a gun and fired shots before running off.

The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on his death.

A few hours earlier, another man, 29, was killed in Gresham on the South Side.

He was on the street about 2:05 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Aberdeen Street when someone unleashed gunfire, police said. The man was struck in the head and back.

He was rushed to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead about 50 minutes later, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Saturday’s earliest fatal shooting happened in East Garfield Park on the West Side.

Tavaris Trimble, 26, was found unresponsive about 5:33 a.m. near the 3200 block of West Huron Street, authorities said.

Trimble had suffered three gunshot wounds and officers recovered a weapon near the body, authorities said. He was pronounced dead on the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled to find his official cause of death.

In non-fatal shootings, a group of five people were wounded on the Near West Side.

They were gathered outside about 2:32 a.m. in the 2400 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone opened fire, police said. All five took themselves to area hospitals.

A 22-year-old woman was struck in the leg and went to the University of Illinois Medical Center, police said. Her condition was stabilized.

Four others went to Stroger Hospital, police said. Two 28-year-old men shot in the leg and back and a 54-year-old man hit in the back had their conditions stabilized. A 49-year-old woman who was shot in the chin is in serious condition.

Witnesses and the five shot didn’t see where the rounds came from, police said.

The day’s earliest shooting wounded two teens in Lawndale on the West Side.

The boy and girl, both 17, were walking about 12:23 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Keeler Avenue when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, police said.

The boy was hit in the chest and upper body multiple times and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

The girl was taken to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said. Her condition was stabilized.

At least 16 others were hurt in gun violence incidents within city limits Saturday

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  1 comment for “3 People Killed, 23 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Saturday

  1. Dominique Brown
    July 1, 2019 at 4:01 am

    This shit is becoming absolutely ridiculous!! I pray for the families of the victims who didn’t survive and for the mental health of the ones who did . This shit must stop

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