Bloody Chicago, 3 Killed, 12 Wounded in Shootings on Saturday

(Chicago Tribune) A 14 year old boy who was fatally shot in Pilsen was among 14 people hit by gunfire within seven hours from late Saturday to early Sunday.

Since an 11 a.m. shooting, Chicago had gone about 11 hours without a shooting Saturday when the 7-hour period began about 10:20 p.m. In total, three people were killed and 12 others were wounded in separate attacks across the city from Saturday to Sunday.

A 14-year-old boy was killed early Sunday on the steps of a Near South Side home in the Pilsen neighborhood, police said.

He was with two other boys about 2:35 a.m. outside a home in the 1700 block of South Newberry Avenue when people inside a passing car yelled gang slogans at the teens, police said. Someone in the car then opened fire, striking the 14-year-old boy in the head.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as Damien Santoyo, of the 3600 block of West 81st Street, according to a relative and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

In the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side, a woman fatally shot a man who had hit her, police said.

Just before 5:20 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man were involved in a domestic altercation while they were in the 6900 block of West 65th Street. The man hit the woman, who then pulled out a gun and shot the man three times, police said.

The 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was detained pending criminal charges.

About 10:40 p.m. Saturday, a 39-year-old man was fatally shot while in a car in the 300 block of West 57th Street, police said.

Someone shot him multiple times in the torso. He drove into the fence of a home near 57th Street and Shields Avenue, which is across from the Sherwood Park Fieldhouse.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Teens wounded in Little Village shooting

Three people were shot about 10:15 p.m. Saturday during an argument in the gangway of a home in the 2500 block of South Spaulding Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.

A 39-year-old man began arguing with another man who pulled out a gun and opened fire. The 39-year-old man was shot in both legs.

A 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were each wounded in the leg, police said.

All three were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

Outside of the hospital, relatives said the 14-year-old boy and the 15-year-old boy were related. They were at a relative’s home when the shooting happened, and they said the boys were not affiliated with gangs.

One boy was an eighth-grader while the other is a sophomore in high school. The relatives declined to comment further.

No one was in custody in the shooting.

In other shootings:

— In the Pilsen neighborhood just before 5 a.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while standing in the 800 block of West 19th Street, police said. Someone in a passing red car opened fire, striking the man in the abdomen. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.

— About 4:40 a.m. on the North Side, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg while in the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue in the Sheridan Park neighborhood, police said. He took himself to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

— On the West Side, two people were shot about 4:10 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. A 37-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were in a car in the 200 block of North Homan Avenue when a man opened fire, striking the man in the right arm and abdomen. The woman was shot in the right leg. Both took themselves to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where the woman’s condition was stabilized. The man was transferred in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.

— About 3:20 a.m. on the West Side, someone got out of a white vehicle and shot a 24-year-old man in the left leg and right foot, police said. The shooting happened in the 1300 block of North Rockwell Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The 24-year-old man had been standing on the sidewalk when the shooting happened. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

— On theNorthwest Side, two people were shot about 12:20 a.m. in the Hanson Park neighborhood, police said. They were inside a car in the 5200 block of West Belden Street when someone in a dark-colored Ford Explorer shot at them. A 23-year-old man was shot in the head, and he was in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. A 26-year-old man was shot in the left foot. He was treated and released from Community First Medical Center. The Ford Explorer was last seen traveling west from where the shooting took place.

— In the South Chicago neighborhood about 11:50 p.m. Saturday, someone shot a 34-year-old man in the back who had been standing in the 3300 block of East 91st Street, police said. He took himself to Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

— On the West Side, a 51-year-old man was left in critical condition after he was shot Saturday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The shooting happened shortly after 11 a.m. in front of a church in the 3300 block of West Washington Boulevard. Witnesses told police the victim had been in an argument with a group of people in a vehicle and a person in the group opened fire, striking the man in the head, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

No one was in custody for the attack, and police were investigating.

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