Eight have been killed and 20 others have been wounded in shootings in Chicago over the weekend.
A 31-year-old man was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at the scene, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a police spokesman.
The man was standing in an alley when a dark-colored SUV drove up and someone inside fired shots, hitting the man, Quaid said. The SUV they drove away, heading south.
The fatal attack was just after 5 p.m. in the 10300 block of South Avenue M in the East Side neighborhood, according to police.
No one was in custody and Area South detectives were investigating.
At about 8:40 p.m, a 20-year-old man was shot in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. Someone in a black SUV fired shots at him in the 2100 block of South Wolcott Avenue, and he was shot in the leg. He went to Stroger Hospital and his condition was stabilized.
At 8:20 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in Roseland. He was stopped at a traffic light in the first block of East 111th Street when someone on foot opened fire in his direction, shooting him in the hip and groin. The man got himself to Roseland Community Hospital and then was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was listed in serious condition.
Five minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the 8700 block of South Emerald Avenue in Gresham. He was shot in the left foot by someone in a passing sedan and went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.
About 2:25 p.m. in the Lithuanian Plaza neighborhood near Marquette Park, a 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm in the 2500 block of West Lithuanian Plaza Court, Quaid said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was in good condition. The man was standing in front of a home when someone came up on foot and fired shots, hitting him.
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The congressman’s grandson was shot about 6:45 p.m. Friday in the 5600 block of South Princeton, authorities said. Javon Wilson, 14, was inside his Englewood neighborhood home when two people broke in, started arguing with the boy and then shot him in the head. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:32 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
In a tweet Saturday night, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said two juveniles were in custody and were being classified as suspects in the homicide. Charges of first-degree murder were expected and more informationwould be released once they were charged.
The shooting was not random and was not the result of a home invasion, but stemmed from a dispute between teenagers about gym shoes, Guglielmi said.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. A 40-year-old man was arguing with an acquaintance who pulled out a gun and opened fire in the 7800 block of South Michigan police said. The man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Storger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Less than 30 minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was gunned down in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the North Side. He was walking about 3 a.m. north in the 1300 block of North Moorman when someone in a red Nissan Pathfinder fired shots, striking the man multiple times, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
About 12:50 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Odell Jones lying face down on the sidewalk in the 6400 block of South Oakley, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Jones, of the 6400 block of South Claremont Avenue, had been shot in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Saturday morning, an 18-year-old man was killed and a 13-year-old boy was wounded in a West Side Austin neighborhood shooting. The pair were walking at 11:15 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Latrobe when someone fired shots in their direction. The man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police and the medical examiner’s office said.
said. His identity has not yet been released. The boy was shot in the face and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
Another fatal shooting happened about two hours earlier in Englewood, when a 22-year-old man was found shot in the head at 9:12 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Morgan, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. Continue Reading
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