Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 15, Wounded in Shootings on Saturday

(Chicago Tribune) One man was fatally shot during an argument on the South Side, and at least 15 others were wounded in separate attacks from Saturday morning to early Sunday.

An argument late Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood left one man dead when it escalated to a shooting. Just before 11:20 p.m., a 27-year-old man was involved in an argument with another man in the parking lot of a gas station in the 6600 block of South Halsted Street. The man pulled out a gun and shot the 27-year-old man in the right shoulder and right arm.

The 27-year-old man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. No one was in custody.

Shooting, crash on the West Side

In the Lawndale neighborhood, a triple shooting led to a four-vehicle crash, which then resulted in two police cars crashing into each other as they were responding to the scene.

About 9:35 p.m. Saturday, the three shooting victims were in a car in the 4200 block of West Roosevelt Road when a gray car pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire. A 22-year-old man was shot on the right side of his body, and a 25-year-old woman was shot in the left thigh. An 18-year-old man was grazed in the head during the shooting.

The victims continued driving and were involved in a crash that involved at least four cars in the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Independence Boulevard. A total of six people were transported to area hospitals from the crash and the shooting, according to fire officials.

The 22-year-old man was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. The 25-year-old woman’s condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital, and the younger man’s condition was stabilized at the same hospital.

Two police cars, containing a total of four officers, crashed into each other as they were responding to the incident, police said. They were taken to area hospitals to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

People crowded around the intersection as officers focused their attention on a red Jeep that had been heavily damaged in the crash. Many in the crowd didn’t know what happened, but some stopped to videotape on their phones the aftermath.

Car parts were scattered across Roosevelt Road. One of the cars involved in the crash, a silver sedan, crashed on the northeast corner of the intersection. What appeared to be a part of the car door could be seen at a nearby bus stop.

Outside of a gas station at the intersection, Rochelle Benion stood next to her son who had been driving one of the cars that was damaged in the crash.

Her 30-year-old son was stopped at a red light when the crash happened. He had been on his way to get gas before heading home.

She said the crash happened so quickly that her son doesn’t know exactly what happened, but he thinks one of the cars flipped and hit his car.

“I’m so thankful to God that he’s alive,” Benion said.

Her son, looking toward the crashed car, declined to comment. It was the first car he ever owned.

“We worked hard for this car,” Benion said.

Triple shooting in the Parkway Gardens

Two teenage girls and a 25-year-old man were shot in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood Saturday evening.

The teens were standing with the man when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside fired multiple times in the 6400 block of South King Drive about 6:20 p.m., according to police. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and arms and was taken by family to University of Chicago Hospitals, where he was listed in serious condition.

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the left leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. The third victim, a 17-year-old girl, suffered a graze wound to the arm and was treated by paramedics on the scene, police said.

In other shootings:

— A 25-year-old woman was shot in the left leg while she was walking about 5:10 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue in the Douglas Park neighborhood, police said.

She was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said the woman wouldn’t give officers any additional information about what happened.

— In the South Shore neighborhood just before 3:55 a.m. Sunday, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the right hand while she was standing in the 7700 block of South Yates Boulevard, police said. Her condition was stabilized at an area hospital.

— A 31-year-old man was shot in the right leg about 3:40 a.m. in the 1900 block of South Trumbull Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was found in the gangway of a home. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital. The man would not tell investigators what led to the shooting, police said.

— About 3:35 a.m., someone shot a 26-year-old man in the right arm while he was walking in the 7100 block of North Sheridan Road in the Rogers Park neighborhood, according to police. He was treated by paramedics at the scene, and he declined any further medical attention.

— Two women were shot just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the North Austin neighborhood. They were crossing the street in the 1500 block of North Lawler Avenue when someone inside a red SUV opened fire. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the right leg, and a 21-year-old woman was shot in the legs. The older woman’s condition was stabilized at West Suburban Medical Center. The younger woman’s condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

— Just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, a 36-year-old man was shot in the left hand in the Douglas Park neighborhood, police said. He was standing outside in the 1300 block of South Fairfield Avenue when the shooter opened fire from a nearby alley, striking him in the hand. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Twenty minutes earlier, a 43-year-old man was shot in the left arm while he was driving through an alley in the 4000 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, police said. About 11:10 p.m., someone inside a gray SUV shot the man in the arm. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

— Earlier, a man was shot Saturday morning on the West Side. The victim showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital about 11:10 a.m. and reported that he’d been shot in the buttocks in the 2900 block of West Roosevelt Road in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The victim was not being cooperative with investigators, police said.

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