4 People Killed, 24 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Four people were killed and 24 others wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend.
Police responded to homicides on the Eisenhower Expressway, Bridgeport, Lawndale and South Shore. The homicide victims ranged in age from 17 to 54. One of the victims was a woman.
Overall, the period was less deadly than last weekend, when 34 people were shot, eight of them fatally.
3 shot, 1 fatally, on I-290
The most recent homicide this weekend left a man dead and two injured on the Eisenhower Expressway near Damen Avenue. A 22-year-old man was shot as he drove near Ashland Avenue just after midnight Monday, according to Illinois State Police. He crashed on the Damen ramp and died at the scene. His name hasn’t been released.
Two other people in the car were treated for gunshot wounds. State police found another crashed car nearby that was empty.
South Shore homicide
Early Sunday, a 54-year-old man was shot and killed in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot and he stood outside about 12:15 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, Chicago police said.
Harold Green of South Shore suffered nine gunshot wounds to the back and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
A witness told officers they saw the gunman fire shots from inside a gray Chrysler, police said.
Woman killed in Lawndale
On Saturday, a woman was killed and another wounded in a shooting in Lawndale on the West Side. About 9:05 p.m., they were standing in the 2300 block of South Kirkland Avenue, when they heard several shots and felt a pain, police said.
Samone Hill, 29, was struck in her back and arms and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where she died, authorities said. The second woman, 28, was struck in the lower right leg, and taken to the same hospital where she was stabilized.
Teen murdered in Bridgeport
A shooting left a 17-year-old boy dead Friday night in Bridgeport on the South Side. The teen and two others were sitting in a parked vehicle about 9:45 p.m. in the 200 block of West 37th Street when a black Dodge Durango pulled up and two men exited and began shooting at them, police said.
Davion Ward, 17, was struck in the back and was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the head, and the other person, a man between 18 and 20 years old, was struck in the chest, police said. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
Nonfatal shootings
In nonfatal attacks, a teenage boy was shot Saturday morning in Lawndale on the West Side. The boy, 15, was shot in the lower leg about 5:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of South Kostner Avenue, Chicago police said. He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in good condition.
Earlier Saturday morning, a man was shot in West Pullman on the Far South Side. The 34-year-old was standing outside about 4 a.m. in the 100 block of East 119th Street when someone inside a red-colored vehicle fired shots, Chicago police said. He was struck five times and taken to Roseland Hospital, where he was stabilized.
In the weekend’s earliest reported shooting, a person was shot Friday night on the Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side. The driver was shot about 9:30 p.m. near Cicero Avenue, and their injuries were not life-threatening, according to Illinois State Police.
At least sixteen more people were wounded in shootings between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday in Chicago.

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