(ABC) At least 40 people were shot, five fatally in weekend violence across Chicago, police said.
In one of the latest shootings, a 29-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 5400-block of South Marshfield Avenue at about 10:19 p.m. Sunday when police said someone in a vehicle fired shots.
The man was wounded in the head and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Police said two possible suspects have been taken into custody.
One of the youngest victims was a 12-year-old boy who was seriously injured after being shot in the back in the city’s Roseland neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.
In the Hermosa neighborhood Sunday, a shooting left three teens wounded.
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 2:11 a.m. in the 4000-block of West Cortland Street but found no evidence of a crime scene, Chicago police said.
Later, they were notified about three people who had walked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds, saying they were shot in the 25th district, police said.
Two 17-year-old boys were hit, one in the leg and the other in the foot, police said. An 18-year-old man was grazed in the hip. All of their conditions were stabilized.
Area North detectives are investigating.
Police said two men were also shot near a barber shop in Marquette Park late Saturday night.
At least 22 people were wounded in Chicago in a rash of gun violence during the first 12 hours of the weekend.
The bloody start comes a week after shootings in Chicago left 8 dead and 44 wounded in the city’s most violent weekend so far this year, prompting a response from Mayor Lightfoot and CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson.
And the violence persisted through most of the work week. On Thursday night, a shooting on Lake Shore Drive near Lincoln Park left one dead and three injured, just a few hours after two men were wounded in a shooting on Interstate 94 on the Far South Side.
Those six victims were among 44 shot in Chicago during the week between Monday and 5 p.m. Friday, 11 more than the number of people shot during the same time period last week.
“We have positioned saturation and tactical teams in areas that we are addressing ongoing gang conflicts that are contributing to recent violence,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday.
“Additionally, there will be heavy saturation patrols along Lake Shore Drive and major thoroughfares beginning Friday and through the weekend,” he said.
On Saturday, a man and a woman were wounded in a drive-by attack in Pilsen.
They were in a vehicle about 5 a.m. in the 1700-block of South Union Avenue when someone in a light-colored vehicle pulled up and opened fire, police said.
The man was hit in the chest and arm and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. The woman was struck in the arm and stabilized at the same hospital, police said.
Less than an hour earlier, four people were wounded in a shooting in Humboldt Park on the West Side.
They got into a fight with a stranger about 4:20 a.m. at a restaurant in the 3500-block of West North Avenue, Chicago police said.
When the altercation turned physical, the four left the restaurant, got in a Jeep Cherokee and the person they were arguing with pulled out a handgun and fired shots at the car, police said. The Jeep caught fire and slammed into a parked car.
A 30-year-old man was hit in the arm, leg and chest, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
A 45-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a shoulder wound, along with a 43-year-old man hit in the back. His condition was stabilized.
Additionally, a 24-year-old man declined medical treatment for a graze wound to the hand, police said.
Two hours earlier, three people were wounded in a shooting in Princeton Park.
At 2:22 a.m., they were in a parking lot in the 9400-block of South Wentworth Avenue when three males got out of an SUV and opened fire, police said.
A 32-year-old woman was hit in both legs and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized, police said. A man, also 32, was taken to the same hospital in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.
Bullets also hit a 26-year-old man in the leg, police said. He was taken to Roseland Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
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