7 People Killed, 26 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Seven people were killed and 26 others were injured in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.

One teenager is among the dead, while three other teens were wounded between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Last weekend saw five people killed and 48 others wounded in citywide gun violence.

Sunday

The latest fatal attack left a man dead and four others wounded Sunday afternoon inside an East Garfield Park home on the West Side. About 5:40 p.m., someone walked into the home in the 200 block of North Sacramento Boulevard, pulled out a gun and fired shots at the people inside before fleeing, Chicago police said.

Dantrel Johnson, 27, was struck in the leg and arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. A 32-year-old man who was shot in the buttocks was in serious condition at the same hospital, along with a 37-year-old man who was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the foot. Two more men, 25 and 27, were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. The younger man was shot in the leg, while the older man was struck in the arm, body and back.

A woman was killed Sunday morning in Englewood on the South Side. A male suspect followed 26-year-old Rodjzae Funches-Heard to a vehicle after an argument and fired shots at her about 4:20 a.m. in the 7500 block of South Emerald Avenue, officials said. She was hit in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Saturday

Another man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side. Kent Mitchell, 42, was outside shortly after 3 p.m. in the 1500 block of South MIllard Avenue when a group of people walked up and opened fire, striking him in the neck and chest, authorities said. Mitchell, who lives in Rogers Park, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Saturday morning, a woman was killed and a man injured in a shooting in Humboldt Park on the West Side. They were in a vehicle at 4:19 a.m. in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue when a black Chevrolet approached and someone inside started shooting, according to police. Tynaz Shorter, 22, was shot in the right leg and buttocks and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died, officials said. A 23-year-old man was hit in the right forearm and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Two people were shot, one fatally, earlier Saturday morning in Chatham on the South Side. Aaron Campbell, 30, and a 26-year-old woman were in a parked vehicle shortly after midnight in the 8000 block of South Ingleside Avenue when two males approached and fired multiple shots, authorities said. Campbell was shot nine times and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died. The woman was taken to the same hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

Friday

Another man was fatally shot late Friday night in Dunning on the Northwest Side. Ramon Flores Jr., 42, went outside to smoke about 11:50 p.m. in the 6700 block of West Belmont Avenue when two males approached and began shooting at him, officials said. Flores, who lived in Orlando, Florida, was shot in the back and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he died.

About an hour earlier, a teenager was fatally shot and another injured in Lawndale on the West Side. Officers found the two boys shot in a stairway about 10:50 p.m. Friday in the 3600 block of West Douglas Boulevard, police said. Antwon Winters, 14, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other boy, 15, was shot in the right leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Teens wounded

A teenage girl was among two people wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Grand Crossing on the South Side. The girl was with another female about 5:15 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Dorchester Avenue when shots were fired from somewhere, striking both of them, police said. The other female, whose age is not known, was struck in the head and back, and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The 17-year-old was taken to the same hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the knee.

Saturday morning, a 17-year-old boy was shot while driving in Bucktown on the North Side. He was riding in a vehicle about 12:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Diversey Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit, according to Chicago police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said.

Sixteen more people were wounded in citywide shootings over the weekend.

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