Chicago Shootings

1 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday across Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) About four blocks west of an officer-involved shooting late Thursday, a man was shot dead in a car parked on a Lawndale street early Friday morning. In the homicide, a 30-year-old man was shot in the head and found unresponsive in a car in the 1100 block of South Troy Street just before…

2 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday Across Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Two men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in shootings Wednesday on the South and West sides. About 9:45 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the head while he was standing on a porch in the 6300 block of South Carpenter in the Englewood neighborhood on the…

Boy 14, Killed, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) A 14 year old boy was killed and six other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. The boy was shot shortly after 5 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood. He was standing on the sidewalk in the 8000 block of South Manistee when a person approached him, pulled out a…

7 Dead, 35 Wounded in Shootings, Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

Maggio News Video, Chicago Police credited a pre-holiday round-up of troublemakers and 1,300 extra officers on the streets each day with a year-to-year decline in shootings over Labor Day weekend.

Between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, seven people were killed and 35 others were wounded in shootings across the city, according to Chicago Sun-Times records.

First Deputy Supt. Kevin Navarro, leading the department while Supt. Eddie Johnson recovers from kidney transplant surgery, said Monday night that violence was down from last year. By 8 p.m. Monday, CPD officers had seized more than 100 guns.

“That’s more than one gun an hour so far,” Navarro said during a brief press conference outside the 7th District headquarters in Englewood.

“We still have the rest of the night to go so we know that’s a challenge, we aren’t declaring victory. One shooting, one murder, that’s too much for us.”

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement that, according to CPD records, murders had decreased 46 percent and shootings had decreased 30 percent between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday compared to the same period of the Labor Day weekend last year. Guglielmi said these were the lowest shootings and murder statistics during the holiday weekend since 2014.

On Thursday and Friday, CPD officers arrested some 140 people who are “driving violence” in the city, Navarro said, citing a tactic the department has used ahead of summer holiday weekends for several years.

Between Friday night and Monday morning of the city’s Labor Day weekend last year, the city tallied 13 people dead and 52 others wounded in shootings citywide. Navarro said the department was able to target the deployment of the extra officers more effectively using Strategic Decision Support Centers in several districts, a program the department has expanded since last year.

The seven deaths this weekend, including the killing of a 15-year-old boy Monday evening, were the latest casualties of Chicago’s gun violence that has taken the lives of at least 438 people since the start of 2017, according to data maintained by the Sun-Times.

The holiday weekend’s latest killing happened at 10:55 p.m. Monday in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 38-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 4400 block of South Lawler when two people walked up to him and opened fire, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The 15-year-old boy was shot to death about three hours earlier during an argument in the Southwest Side Lawndale neighborhood. He was on the sidewalk about 7:50 p.m. in front of a home in the 1500 block of South Drake when he started arguing with a group of people, police said. During the argument, someone pulled out a gun and shot him in the back.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.

A man and woman died in an apparent murder-suicide about 6:35 p.m. Monday in the 4900 block of West Washington in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said. The 26-year-old woman had been shot multiple times, and the 34-year-old man had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Police said the shooting was believed to be a “domestic incident.”

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not provided information on any of those fatalities.

About 10:40 p.m. Sunday, 26-year-old Felipe Batista Jr. was killed and another man was wounded in a Belmont Central neighborhood shooting on the Northwest Side, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Batista and the 29-year-old man were standing on the sidewalk in the 5900 block of West Belden when another male walked up and opened fire. Batista, who lived a block away, was shot in the torso and pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was shot in the abdomen and taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

About two hours earlier, 20-year-old Jeremy Tang was found shot in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said. Tang, who lived in the Beverly neighborhood, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest about 8:40 p.m. in the driver’s side of a vehicle in the 800 block of West 102nd Street. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died.

At 5:02 a.m. Saturday, another man was found shot to death in the West Side Austin neighborhood, authorities said. He was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head in the 1000 block of North Waller. The man, whose age was unknown, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner’s office has not released his name, pending notification of his family.

About four hours earlier, a man was shot to death and three other people were wounded in a Gresham neighborhood attack on the South Side. James McChristian, 26, was with another man and two women, sitting on the front porch of a house about 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 8300 block of South Hermitage when three people got out of a white car parked behind the house, walked up to them and opened fire, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

McChristian, who lived nearby, was shot in the chest and abdomen and was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center less than an hour later, authorities said. The other man, 23, was shot in the shoulder and was listed in good condition at Christ Medical Center. A 25-year-old woman was also taken to Christ and stabilized with gunshot wounds to the arm and abdomen. Another woman, 23, was shot in the leg and was listed in good condition at Christ.

At least 31 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Seven people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings last weekend.

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2 Killed, 8 Wounded in Labor Day Shootings across Chicago on Friday

(Sun Times Wire) Two men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Saturday morning, marking a deadly start to the city’s Labor Day Weekend. The two deaths were the latest casualties of Chicago’s increasing gun violence that has taken the lives of at least…

4 Shot, 1 Killed in Gresham Porch Shooting

(Chicago Tribune) The woman bleeding from a gunshot wound to her thigh was holding her 3-year-old son on a porch in Gresham when Chicago police officers arrived. A young police officer scooped up the boy and put him in a squad car so paramedics could tend to the injured mother, 23. The boy was not…

13 Wounded in Shootings in Chicago on Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) Thirteen people were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago. The most recent attack left three men wounded about 11:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Avers in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police. A 33-year-old man was shot in the right foot; a 38-year-old man was…

Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Loop Red Line Shooting

(Fox32) A Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting nearly two weeks ago at a CTA station in the Loop. Kornell Strenger, 24, faces felony charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, Chicago Police said. He was expected to appear in court for a bond hearing…

8 Wounded in Shootings in Chicago on Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) At least eight people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. The day’s latest attack happened about 10:10 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A group was standing on the sidewalk in the 7200 block of South May when they were approached by two males, according to Chicago Police.…

3 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings from Friday to Saturday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) Three people were fatally and at least eight other people were wounded in separate attacks during a nine-hour period from late Friday to early Saturday across the city, according to police. A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot just before 3:50 a.m. Saturday while he was in the 3600 block of West Ohio Street…

1 Dead, 10 Wounded in Shootings on Friday in Chicago

(Fox32) Eleven people were shot during the first nine hours of the weekend on the South and West sides of Chicago, leaving a man dead. The homicide happened about 2:15 a.m Saturday near the Parkway Gardens public housing complex. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 6200 block of South King Drive…

Woman Dies after Being Shot, 12 Times in Logan Square

(Sun Times Wire) A 33 year old woman died Wednesday morning after she was chased down and shot multiple times in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. About 10:30 a.m., Laquesha L. Holmes, known to friends as “Quebaby,” was near Spaulding and Cortland when a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows…

7 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) Two men in their 70s were among seven people wounded in shootings across Chicago from Thursday morning to early Friday, authorities said. A 72-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were inside a vehicle when someone shot them around 11 a.m. Thursday in the 4100 block of West Grenshaw Street in the West Side’s…

Father, Son Shot in North Lawndale Neighborhood

(WLS) A 71-year-old father and his son were shot Thursday morning in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened in the 4100-block of West Grenshaw Street at around 11 a.m. Keith Glover said his 71-year-old father, James Sloan, and his 37-year-old brother, Tyrice Glover, were returning home from grocery shopping when a car…

1 Dead, 12 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday in Chicago

(Fox32) One person was killed and at least 12 others were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago. The female was shot to death about 10:30 a.m. in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago Police. She was near Spaulding and Cortland when a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows approached and…

1 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings on Monday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) A teenager was killed and two other teens were among three people wounded in city shootings on Monday, police said. A 17-year-old boy accused of trying to steal a car in the North Austin neighborhood about 10 a.m. Monday was killed by the owner — an off-duty Chicago Fire Department lieutenant — who…