9 Dead, 13 Wounded in Weekend Shootings across Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) A 64-year-old teacher killed by a stray bullet. A young mother slain on the front steps of her home. A grade school girl shot and critically wounded in the chest, apparently by accident.

They were among the 22 people shot in Chicago over the weekend. Nine of them died.

The latest gun violence brought the number of people shot this year in Chicago to at least 3,014, about 440 lower than last year but still hundreds above other recent years.

There have been at least 558 homicides this year.

The weekend had barely begun early Friday evening when teacher Cynthia Trevillion, 64, was fatally shot on the Far North Side while she and her husband, also a teacher, tried to catch a train at the CTA Morse stop in Rogers Park. She had taught at the Chicago Waldorf School.

“I was right beside her,” her husband, John, 69, told the Tribune. “I saw and heard the same gunshots, and I hit the deck before she did. And when she did come down, she had already been shot.”

Police say she was an unintended target caught in the gunfire of a driveby shooting. A GoFundMe page has raised more than $27,000 for funeral expenses.

No arrests have been made.

Across the city on the Far South Side, a 26-year-old mother of two was gunned down Saturday night on the front steps of her Rosemoor home, according to police.

Neighbors said it appeared Simone D. McKay was going back into her home when she was shot once and died on the scene.

“It had to be targeted,” said a neighbor, Timothy King. “Who is out at midnight in a thunderstorm? She was in stride to enter the house.”
No arrests have been made.

On Sunday afternoon, police said a girl was accidentally shot in the chest and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Police later confirmed she is 7 years old.

Police said the girl was shot in the 9100 block of South Blackstone Avenue in Calumet Heights about 3 p.m. when a gun “accidentally discharged.”

No charges have been filed.

Six teenagers were among those shot over the weekend, including a 15-year-old boy who was critically injured in West Rogers Park on Friday and two teens, 17 and 19, who were killed Saturday night in the Gresham neighborhood.

The teens were in a minivan in the 8900 block of South Union Avenue when someone fired at them from a gray sedan, police said. They died at the scene.
No arrests have been made.

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