8 Dead, 50 Wounded in Weekend Shootings in Chicago

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(Sun Times Wire) Eight people were killed and at least 50 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

Seven people were shot, one fatally, during a single mass shooting incident about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The group was in the parking lot of a banquet hall in the 11900 block of South Loomis when a male in a black SUV opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The SUV then sped away.

A male, whose age was not known, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the left leg; a 31-year-old woman was shot in the left leg; a 32-year-old woman was shot in the right leg; a 32-year-old man was shot in the abdomen; a 33-year-old woman was shot in the left leg; and a 36-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.

Three people were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, while two others were taken to Stroger Hospital, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. They were all listed in serious-to-critical condition. A seventh person was shot and taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Langford said. That person was in fair-to-serious condition.

About 6:25 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The three people were on the porch of a home in the 3000 block of West Polk when someone opened fire from a passing SUV, according to Chicago Police.

The 20-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the fatality. A 17-year-old boy was shot in both legs and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and an 18-year-old man was shot in the right thigh and taken to Stroger Hospital. They were both in good condition.

About 5:10 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old man was gunned down in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was in a vehicle, stopped at a stop light in the 3800 block of South Archer when another vehicle approached and someone inside fired multiple shots, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the head, neck and arm and subsequently crashed his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 32-year-old man was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting about 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side. They were standing on the sidewalk in the 7700 block of North Ashland when someone in a Ford SUV fired shots in their direction. The man was shot in the neck and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead, police said. A 23-year-old man was shot in the left hip and a 23-year-old woman also suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. They were both also taken to Saint Francis, where their conditions were stabilized.

About 2 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side. He was standing outside in the 1000 block of West Maxwell when a vehicle drove up, and two people jumped out and opened fire, police said. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Less than an hour earlier, one man was killed and another was critically wounded in a West Englewood neighborhood shooting on the South Side. A 23-year-old man was standing outside with a group of people about 1:25 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Paulina when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired multiple shots, police said. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Another man, 22, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

About 4:20 p.m. Saturday, 24-year-old Cornell Verner was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the 6300 block of South Carpenter when someone walked up and fired shots, striking him multiple times in the face and torso, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Verner, whose home address was not known, was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he died at 4:32 p.m.

Nearly 12 hours earlier, 26-year-old Jerrell J. Perkins was killed and a 45-year-old woman was wounded in another West Pullman neighborhood attack. They were standing on the street near a parked car about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 12200 block of South Green when a black SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. Perkins, who lived about a block away, was shot in the head and taken to MetroSouth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:46 a.m., police and the medical examiner’s office said. The woman suffered gunshot wounds to the left arm and left leg and was taken to Christ Medical Center, where her condition was stabilized.

The weekend’s most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A male, whose age was not known, was shot in the abdomen and leg at 8:03 p.m. near the intersection of Madison Street and Central Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

At least 37 other people have been wounded in citywide shootings since 5 p.m. Friday. Follow city gun violence with the Chicago Sun-Times weekend shootings tracker.

Additionally, a person was shot by a Chicago Police officer about 8:45 p.m. Saturday in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The male suspect suffered a graze wound to the neck and was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Last weekend, nine people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.

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