Christmas Holiday Shootings in Chicago Leaves, 3 Dead, 27 Wounded

(NBC) At least 30 people in Chicago have been shot, three of them fatally, over the extended holiday weekend, which lasted from Friday 5 p.m. until Wednesday 5 a.m.

Five people were shot Friday evening, 16 people on Saturday, four people on Sunday and three people on Monday. Two people were shot, one fatally, on Christmas Day.

The Christmas Day murder happened during the morning in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago police.

It happened at 10:18 a.m. in the 2300 block of South Whipple Street, police said. The man, whose age was unknown, died at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The circumstances of the shooting and the man’s age weren’t immediately known early Wednesday, as he died before he could provide information to officers.

A 35-year-old man was killed late Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

At 11:55 p.m., Corey McClinton was driving a vehicle in the 100 block of North Kedzie when someone shot him multiple times, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. One bullet struck his abdomen, two lodged in his side and one hit his arm.

McClinton crashed into a light pole and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died, authorities said. He lived in the Austin neighborhood.

Another man was killed outside of a club early Saturday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 32-year-old man was shot after walking out of a club about 4:35 a.m. in the 2000 block of West 63rd Street, according to police.

Two bullets struck his abdomen and one hit his left leg. He was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately release his identity.

In nonfatal shootings, a man was wounded by gunfire during an attempted robbery on Christmas Day in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 24-year-old was approached by an armed male at 3:16 a.m. on a sidewalk in the 2400 block of North Hamlin Avenue, police said. He tried to run away but was shot in the neck.

A man was also in critical condition on Christmas Eve after a shooting in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. The 21-year-old was found at 10:28 p.m. suffering from gunshot wounds to his head and chest on a sidewalk in the 7400 block of South Stewart, police said.

Last weekend, a west suburban man was killed and 23 others were wounded in shootings throughout Chicago.

In 2017, five men were killed and at least 20 other people were wounded by gunfire over a four-day Christmas holiday weekend.

Article Org: nbcchicago.com

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