Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 38 Wounded in Shootings over Easter Weekend

One man was killed and nine other people were shot in separate attacks from Sunday morning to early Monday, marking at least 39 people shot since Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

A 33-year-old man was shot dead during an argument with another person on the platform of the Garfield Red Line station on the city’s South Side, Chicago police said.

Just before 2:40 a.m., the 33-year-old man was standing on the platform in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard when he got into an argument with another man. The man pulled out a handgun and shot the 33-year-old man in the head and chest, police said.

He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Less than a handful of men who were going to catch the train were stopped by police tape that blocked off the train station that is on Garfield Boulevard between Wells Street and Wentworth Avenue. One man repeatedly cursed while at least one other man stopped to look as officers went into the station.

In the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 40-year-old woman was seriously wounded in a shooting about 12:25 a.m. in the 300 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, police said. She was with a group of people when she heard gunshots. She was shot in the abdomen, and she was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

In the Englewood neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was shot in both legs while he was driving a vehicle about 11:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of West 58th Street, police said. A gray sedan pulled up next to him and someone inside opened fire. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital.

About 9:45 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the right buttocks while he was walking in the 4000 block of West Jackson Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

In the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the city’s Far South Side, a 31-year-old man was shot shot in the hips about 9:15 p.m. while he was standing near 130th Place and Evans Avenue. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

About 5:45 p.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 7200 block of South Green Street in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, police said. The shooter walked up to the man and shot at him. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 4:30 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the 7200 block of South Halsted Street, also in Englewood, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a gunshot wound to the foot. He was listed in good condition, police said.

About 12:45 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting in the 3600 block of West Roosevelt Road in the Homan Square neighborhood. There they located a 16-year-old boy who had been shot in the upper left leg, officials said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said. No arrests have been made, and detectives continue to investigate.

About 30 minutes earlier, at 12:10 p.m., officials were sent to the 1400 block of South Homan Avenue in Lawndale for a report of a shooting, police said. There they found a 23-year-old man who had been standing in the street when a man pulled up and opened fire from a passing gray-colored car. The 23-year-old was shot in the lower back, and police said a good Samaritan then drove him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

Earlier, police said a 28-year-old man was sitting in the front passenger seat of a parked vehicle about 11 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of West Douglas Boulevard in Lawndale.

As he sat there, a car pulled up next to the vehicle he was in and opened fire, striking him. He was hit in the left forearm and was taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, officials said.

The shootings follow a violent period from Saturday to early Sunday that left 32 wounded, one fatally, in Chicago.

Those shootings wounded three more teenagers – ages 14, 15 and 17 and the violence was happening all over the city. Affected neighborhoods included Douglas Park, East Ukrainian Village, Lakeview, Lawndale, Near South Side, Fuller Park, Longwood Manor, Sheridan Park, South Deering, Rogers Park, Pilsen and Old Irving Park.

Two people were shot at 10:30 p.m. Saturday near 31st Street Beach as families milled about the popular site.

Several of the attacks also injured multiple victims as gunmen opened fire on groups of people. Two shootings that occurred in the Chatham and Back of the Yards neighborhoods each injured three people.

The single homicide came when a man in the Douglas Park neighborhood was shot in the head and back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

His age was not immediately available. In the same shooting, a 19-year-old man was shot in the hand and also taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized.

One person was arrested and a second person was detained in connection with two separate shooting cases, but the rest of the cases were unsolved as of Sunday, officials said.

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