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Video, Bloody Chicago, 10 Dead, 37 Wounded in Shootings on Fri, Sat


(Sun Times Wire) Ten people have been killed, including a 9 year old boy, and 37 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. Since the start of the year, 1,984 people have been shot in the city, 349 of them fatally, according to data maintained by the Chica...

(Sun Times Wire) Ten people have been killed, including a 9 year old boy, and 37 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

Since the start of the year, 1,984 people have been shot in the city, 349 of them fatally, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Last weekend, two people were killed and 38 others were wounded in city gun violence.

The 9-year-old Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old at 11:13 p.m. Friday when they were shot in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They were traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street when someone fired shots from a gray car that pulled up next to them. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, police said. The man was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Family members gathered inside and outside the children’s hospital. A man who said he was Garcia’s father took about 10 minutes to calm down before entering the hospital. He went back outside and fell to his knees when he learned of his son’s death. A man in the group said the family didn’t want to comment any further on the incident and declined to reveal the boy’s identity.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the South Shore neighborhood. A 23-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when he was approached by two males who shot him in the chest and left arm, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died.

About two hours earlier, one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A male approached and shot the men while they were standing on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Arthington, police said. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital. A 31-year-old man died with a gunshot wound to the neck. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and his condition had stabilized.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not release their identities Sunday morning.

A 58-year-old man was killed in a Princeton Park shooting about 4:15 p.m. Saturday on the Far South Side. Willie Cooper was outside when a vehicle pulled up to him in the 1100 block of West 95th Street and someone inside fired shots, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Cooper, who lived in the Fernwood neighborhood, was shot in his mouth and torso, and pronounced dead at the scene. No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

Earlier Saturday, a man was killed during an attempted robbery in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 60-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk about 4:55 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Franklin when an armed male confronted him and demanded his money, police said. The suspect then shot the man in the left shoulder during an ensuing fight before running away east on Franklin. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man was found shot to death about 40 minutes earlier in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Officers responded to a call of a person shot about 4:15 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Monroe and found a 20-year-old man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Late Friday, another East Side drive-by shooting left a man dead and another wounded. The men, ages 49 and 54, were getting out of a vehicle at 10:43 p.m. in the 10600 block of South Green Bay Avenue when someone shot at them from a white SUV, police said.The younger man was shot in the back and died at 11:35 p.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The older man was shot in the face and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

The medical examiner’s office did not release their identities Sunday morning.

About 20 minutes earlier, 25-year-old David Marin was shot to death in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Marin was standing on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of South Washtenaw when someone fired at him from a silver SUV, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Marin, who lived in the Marquette Park neighborhood, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

About 6:05 p.m. Friday, one man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting on the South Side. They were shot in the first block of West Pershing, near the former site of the Stateway Gardens public housing buildings, police said. All three men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where a 21-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and shoulder died. A 19-year-old man was stabilized after being shot in his head and hand, and a 22-year-old man was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his back. The medical examiner’s office has not released the dead man’s identity.

A few minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Cercy Robinson was shot in the chest in the 4500 block of West Jackson, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened when a fight broke Sunday morning in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. A 38-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk at 5:13 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Carpenter when the fight broke out and shots were fired, police said. He was taken with a gunshot wound to the abdomen to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition stabilized. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital.

At least 31 more people have been shot across the city between 6 p.m. Friday and 5 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Follow city violence this weekend with the Sun-Times shooting tracker.

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Video, Bloody Chicago, 5 Dead, 13 Wounded in Shootings on Friday


Five people were killed, including a 9 year old boy, and 13 other people were wounded in separate shootings from Friday to Saturday in Chicago. In the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side, the 9-year-old boy was inside an SUV about 11:15 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of...

Five people were killed, including a 9 year old boy, and 13 other people were wounded in separate shootings from Friday to Saturday in Chicago.

In the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side, the 9-year-old boy was inside an SUV about 11:15 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of East 97th Street when a gray sedan pulled up next to the SUV. Someone inside the sedan then opened fire, police said.

The 9-year-old boy was shot in the back. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 31-year-old man, who had also been inside the SUV, was shot in the back, face and chest. He was in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

No one was in custody in the attack as of early Saturday.

About 4:15 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 4400 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood for a call of a person shot. Officers found a 20-year-old man on the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not release additional details about the fatal shooting.

In the Brighton Park neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot about 10:20 p.m. Friday, police said.

He was standing outside in the 4600 block of South Washtenaw Avenue when someone inside a silver SUV opened fire, striking him multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier Friday, one man was killed and two others were shot at 6:05 p.m. in the first block of West Pershing Road (39th Street), in the Stateway Gardens neighborhood, police said.

A 21-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and shoulder, a 22-year-old was shot in the back and a 19-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head and hand, police said.

All were taken to Stroger Hospital. The 21-year-old man was later pronounced dead. The 22-year-old man was listed in serious condition. The 19-year-old’s condition had stabilized there, police said.

Minutes earlier, another fatal attack happened at 6:03 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.

A 20-year-old man who was shot in the chest was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said.

Further details were not available.

In other shootings:

• Two people were shot about 4 a.m. in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Someone shot two men who were in the first block of North Leclaire Avenue, police said. A 29-year-old man was shot in the head, and he was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. A 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach, and his condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

• In the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, a 26-year-old man was in good condition after he was shot multiple times in the right leg. He was walking in the 2800 block of West Division Street when someone inside a car shot him, police said. He then took himself to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.

• Just before 3 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the right arm while he was driving in the 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

• A 24-year-old man was shot in both legs about 2:15 a.m. while he was in the 1800 block of North Leclaire Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood, police said. He was standing by his car when someone shot him. He took himself to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.

• About 12:10 a.m. Saturday, a 41-year-old man was shot multiple times while he was in an alley in the 12800 block of South Peoria Street in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. He took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, and he was later transferred in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police had initially reported the shooting taking place in the 800 block of West Vermont Avenue.

• In the Lithuanian Plaza neighborhood on the South Side, a 44-year-old man was shot in the back and left arm about 11 p.m. while he was standing outside in the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

• Just before 10:45 p.m., two men were shot while they were getting out of a car in the 10600 block of South Green Bay Avenue on the East Side, police said. The shooter was inside a white SUV. A 54-year-old man was shot in the face, and his condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 49-year-old man was shot in the back, and he was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

• Another shooting happened around 3:10 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Calumet Avenue, the city’s Washington Park neighborhood. The victim, 27, was shot in the buttocks and was taken to an area hospital where he was in good condition, police said.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings.

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