Five people were killed in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including a 17-year-old girl in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and a man just outside a station on the CTA Pink Line.
From Friday afternoon to early Monday, at least 46 people were shot in the city as the summer’s violence continued into October. As of Monday, at least 3,200 people have been shot in Chicago this year, 930 more than this time a year ago.
There have been at least 568 homicides this year, 172 more than this time last year, according to data kept by the Tribune.
As has been the case all summer, the overwhelming majority of attacks this past weekend occurred on the South and West sides. Only one person was shot north of Division Street, and that was the weekend’s first shooting Friday afternoon: A 23-year-old man wounded in the 5300 block of West Diversey Avenue.
Early Saturday, at least four people were shot when someone opened fire at a party in Englewood, police said. Three men were taken to hospitals after the house party in the 6800 block of South Emerald Avenue.
Later, a fourth man, 32, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital by friends with a gunshot wound to the arm. He initially told investigators he had been shot elsewhere in the city but later admitted he had been shot at the Emerald Avenue party, a law enforcement source said.
Sometime later, a 26-year-old man got to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound and said he had been shot in the 7100 block of South Vincennes Avenue. But police suspect he may also have been shot on Emerald Avenue, according to preliminary information from the law enforcement source.
Witnesses at the party were being uncooperative with investigators, sources said.
A 17-year-old girl was killed in Back of the Yards early Saturday, less than an hour after two men were wounded in a separate shooting in the same neighborhood. The girl was in a white Toyota in the 4500 block of South Wood Street when someone began shooting at the vehicle from the sidewalk. She was hit in the back of the head and pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital.
Early Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot dead outside the California Pink Line CTA station, police said. Officers responding to a call of a fight by the station, in the 2000 block of South California Avenue, found two gunshot victims: the 20-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 24-year-old man who had been shot in the buttocks. The surviving victim’s condition was stabilized.
Two were killed and 17 others wounded from 3 p.m. Friday to early Saturday; 19 people were shot from Saturday morning to Sunday morning; and eight people were shot, three fatally, from Sunday morning to Monday morning.
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They were among the 19 people who were wounded, including two fatally, since Friday afternoon in separate city shootings. The wounded also included a school bus driver who was grazed by a bullet Friday. Outside the building where the triple shooting took place Sukeem Smith and others watched as officers searched the first floor of…
Two men were wounded one seriously in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in the 4800 block of South Elizabeth around 11:45 p.m. Friday evening.
The two, men’s ages are 35 and 57, they were both in an SUV driving to drop one of the men off at home. When the vehicle came to a stop at the passenger’s house he got out of the vehicle and started to walk away from the vehicle, that’s when shots rang out from a high powered rifle the shots hit both of the men. The younger man was the passenger he was found shot at the end of the block in the middle of the street with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and left and ankle. He was listed in guarded condition. The driver sped away and was found at the opposite end of the block sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the ankle, his condition stabilized. Both men were being treated at Stroger Hospital. The shooter or shooters are still at large.
A man was shot and seriously wounded in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side Friday night.
The 27-year-old was in a vehicle traveling north in the 3200 block of South Lituanica around 9 p.m. when shots were fired at the vehicle, one of the shots hit the man in the ear.
The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. The shooter or shooters are still at large.
A school bus driver was shot in the head in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood, officials said. The bus driver was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious but stable condition. Students were on the bus at the time. The shooting took place in the 4300-block of West Jackson Boulevard. The immediate circumstances of the…
Three men were killed and eight other people were wounded in shootings since Thursday morning, Chicago police said. A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead after a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the victim was standing in the 1100 block of West 57th Street when a sedan pulled up…
Two people have been charged in connection with a shooting Sunday morning on the Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side. Norris A. Stevenson, 26;, and Joenglish L. Lewis, 30, both from Chicago, each face one felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to Illinois State Police. Troopers responded about 10:50 a.m. to a…
The second shooting, around noon in the eastbound lanes on the Eisenhower at Central Avenue, left a male passenger wounded, according to Illinois State Police. Police said the uninjured female driver took the passenger to West Suburban Medical Center, where the medical examiner’s office said he was pronounced dead 20 minutes later. The man was…
Nine people were killed and 45 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago over the weekend, according to police.
Among those who were killed was Peter Fabbri, 54, who was shot in the head at 7:35 p.m. Saturday as he was walking with two women near Millennium Park, police said.
Fabbri was shot at the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Drive when an argument turned violent, police said. The shooter fled on a bicycle but was taken into custody. Fabbri died Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The deadliest stretch of the weekend occurred between Friday afternoon and early Saturday. A 19-year-old man was among the six people killed during this period.
The 19-year-old was shot in the head about 8:10 p.m. Friday in the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
A 21-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting. The older man was shot in the back and was in critical condition at Stroger.
Daniel Lindsey, 19, was riding his bike Friday when he heard 15 shots and pedaled toward Moran Park, where the two men were wounded. Lindsey saw one man on the ground at the park, and the other was near Sharif’s Food & Liquor #2, a corner store.
Lindsey said one of the victims told him to move out of the neighborhood and to avoid trouble.
“I’m hurt and sad,” Lindsey said. “I have a 1-year-old, and I’m so scared I won’t get to see him grow up.” Continue Reading
A man was been charged in the fatal shooting of another man near Millennium Park over the weekend. Chicago police charged 32-year-old Paul Pagan with murder Monday afternoon. Pagan is a convicted felon and known gang member with 39 arrests on his record, police say. He has four felony counts, four convictions. Police say Pagan…
Six people have been killed and at least 15 others wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon in Chicago, police said.
About 8:10 p.m., a 19-year-old man was killed and a 21-year-old man was wounded in Englewood. They were in the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue when they were shot, police said.
The older man was shot in the back and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. The 19-year-old was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the same hospital.
Daniel Lindsey, 19, of Englewood, was on his bike a few blocks away when he heard about 15 shots. He quickly pedaled toward Moran Park, 5727 S. Racine Ave., and saw two men on the ground: one at the park and one on the road near Sharif’s Food & Liquor #2, a corner store.
Lindsey said he had a “nice little conversation” with one of the victims who was shot in the park, who told Lindsey to move out of the neighborhood and to avoid trouble.
“I’m hurt and sad,” Lindsey said. “I have a 1-year-old, and I’m so scared I won’t get to see him grow up.”
Bystanders said some people walked up toward the park and shot toward a crowd of people there. As people scattered, the shooter opened fire toward the corner store, hitting the second victim.
Tony Smith, 44, who lives a few houses down opposite the park, said the summer has been quiet. He said one of the victims was always willing to run to the corner store for people around the neighborhood.
About 2:35 a.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old man was found shot dead in the Near West Side neighborhood. Police responding to the 2600 block of West Wilcox Street found him with a gunshot wound to the head on a sidewalk between train tracks and a row of brick townhouses. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Just before 2:10 a.m., a man was killed and a woman was wounded in Gage Park. They were in the 2200 block of West 50th Place when someone with a rifle got out of a nearby vehicle and opened fire. The man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was shot in the head and pronounced dead. The woman was shot in the foot and went to Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 5:35 p.m. Friday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 21-year-old man suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest in the 2600 block of West Haddon Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ten minutes earlier, a 56-year-old man was killed in Gresham. Someone chased him into the hallway of an apartment in the 1000 block of West 77th Street, where he was shot in the leg and upper chest, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead. He was identified as Carl Jackson of the same block where he was shot, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
About 1:45 p.m., a man was killed and another was wounded in the 4200 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood. The two men were standing outside when a vehicle drove past and someone inside fired shots, hitting both men, police said. A 25-year-old was shot in the buttocks and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he later died. The medical examiner’s office identified him as Jeremiah Curtis of the 8800 block of South Houston Avenue.
A 39-year-old man was shot in the face and also taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized. Continue Reading Non-Fatal Shootings
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Four men were killed and 12 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday. A man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 25-year-old man was on the sidewalk about 1:51 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Wabash when someone got out of a…
Two men were killed and 10 others were wounded Monday into Tuesday morning in separate shootings, police said. The most recent homicide happened at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday while a 29-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 200 block of South Western Avenue in the Near West Side neighborhood, Chicago police said. The vehicle the…
Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and at least 38 more were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said. The pregnant woman, 19, was gunned down about 6:10 p.m. Sunday in the South Chicago neighborhood. Parasha M. Beard and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a…
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At least 12 people have been wounded, two critically, in shootings since early Friday morning.
About 2 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in South Austin. He got himself to West Suburban Medical Center in good condition after being shot in the 800 block of North Latrobe Avenue.
At 1:40 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in Wicker Park. He got himself to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the foot after being shot in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, police said. He told investigators he was on the street when someone shot him from a passing black vehicle. He was listed in good condition.
At 1 a.m., two women were shot in the 4800 block of South State Street, police said. The women, ages 38 and 35, were on the street when someone fired shots from a white van. The older woman was grazed in the hip and the younger woman was shot in the left side of her abdomen. Both went to Stroger Hospital and their conditions were stabilized.
At 12:40 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in Gresham. He got himself to the Gresham Police District headquarters at 7808 S. Halsted St. with gunshot wounds to both arms and legs after being shot in the 8100 block of South Laflin Street. He was taken from the police station to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.
At 12:30 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the Fernwood neighborhood. He was in a vehicle in the 10100 block of South State Street when he began to struggle with another male, who shot him in the right thigh. He went to Roseland Community Hospital and his condition was stabilized.
At 11:05 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was shot in Englewood. He got himself to University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the buttocks and told investigators he was exiting a residence in the 5900 block of South Halsted Street when someone shot him.
About 9:55 p.m., a 32-year-old woman was shot in West Englewood. She was standing in the 6700 block of South Hermitage Avenue when she heard gunfire and realized she was shot in the right leg and left hip. She went to Advocate Christ Medical Center and her condition was stabilized. Continue Reading
Maggio News noticed higher than normal police presence in the three major problem areas across the city. I believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel was a little embarrassed. After the former Irish president addressed the issue of shootings and killings before a stunned Chicago City Council meeting Wednesday. I believe the mayor put the hammer down and that is why the police were swarming like bees all over these high crime neighborhoods last night.
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