Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 30 Wounded in Shootings on Fri, Sat

(Sun Times Wire) Three men were killed and at least 30 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night.

The two deaths were the latest of 361 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, more than 2,065 people have been shot since the start of the year.

This weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened at 2:06 a.m. Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 35-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 3600 block of West Chicago when another male walked up and fired shots, according to Chicago Police. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not provided information on the fatality.

At 9:41 p.m. Saturday, 18-year-old Tayvion Roberson man was killed and another man was seriously wounded in a Marquette Park neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side.

Roberson was standing on the sidewalk with the 56-year-old man in the 7100 block of South Artesian when another male walked up and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Roberson, who lived in southwest suburban Oak Lawn, was shot in the back and chest and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m. The older man suffered a gunshot wound to the side of his body and was listed in serious condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The weekend’s first homicide happened about 10:15 p.m. Friday in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 8800 block of South Eggleston found 23-year-old Brendon Frazier with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and side of his body, authorities said. Frazier, who lived nearby, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:35 p.m.

The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting left a 28-year-old man wounded Monday morning in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. He suffered two gunshot wounds to the torso at 6:36 a.m. in the 5400 block of South Michigan, police said. He showed up at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and was being transferred to Stroger Hospital. The man’s condition was stabilized.

About 11:50 p.m. Friday, three people were shot and wounded on the Stevenson Expressway near the Dan Ryan Expressway interchange on the South Side. The injured were among five people in a southbound vehicle on the Stevenson, according to the Illinois State Police, which said it wasn’t clear where the shots came from. One person was shot in the abdomen and leg, another in the hand and the third suffered a graze wound to the neck and were taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment, according to the police, who said the two other people suffered cuts from shattered glass.

The incident marks the second triple shooting on a Chicago expressway in less than 24 hours.

At least 28 more people have been wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the weekend, including 16 people shot between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday.

Last weekend, 10 people were killed, including a 10-year-old boy, and 37 others were wounded in city gun violence.

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