(Chicago Tribune) A man and a pregnant woman were killed Friday in a double shooting and were among at least 17 people shot in the city between Friday and Saturday mornings.
A total of five people were killed and 12 were wounded.
In the most recent fatal attack, a 49-year-old man was shot in the face around 9 p.m. Friday in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood after police said someone approached him on foot and fired.
The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner as Michael Hillard, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:15 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Jackson Boulevard on the West Side, police said. Hillard lived in the 800 block of North Christiana Avenue in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. No one was in custody.
Earlier Friday around 7:10 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the head in the 4200 block of West 25th Place in the city’s Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner as Juan Vargas, was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition. Vargas, who lived in the 4400 block of West 59th Street in the West Elsdon neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:53 p.m.
The man and pregnant woman, whose names and ages remain unidentified, were shot to death Friday on the Far South Side, but doctors were able to save the baby, Chicago police said.
The baby was listed in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. in the 400 block of West 102nd Place in the Fernwood neighborhood, police said. The man was dead at the scene. The woman was shot three times in the chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Officers taped off two cars at the scene, one black, the other red. Guglielmi said the shooting may have been domestic-related.
The attack was one of two double shootings in the city over two hours Friday morning. A man was killed and another man was seriously wounded in a West Side shooting around 9:45 a.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
The men, 25 and 28, got into an argument with three other men in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. The 25-year-old was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The other man was also hit in the chest and was taken in critical condition to Stroger, police said.
A suspect was taken into custody.
In other shootings:
• Around 4:40 a.m. Saturday, a 42-year-old man was shot in the left elbow when police said several men fired at him while he was waiting at a stoplight in the 2600 block of West Cermak Road in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side. He took himself to St. Anthony Hospital where he was treated and released, police said.
• Around 12:45 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the right knee in the 4100 block of West Fifth Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The man was sitting in a parked car when someone shot at him from a tan minivan, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
• A 36-year-old woman was shot in both legs around 10:25 p.m. Friday in the 3000 block of West Lexington Street in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The woman was hit when someone fired from a green SUV, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.
• Around 9 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the city’s Little Village neighborhood after someone in a black sedan fired shots while he stood on the sidewalk, police said. The shooting happened in the 2600 block of South Central Park Avenue on the West Side. He walked to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.
• A 42-year-old man was shot in the left foot about 8:50 p.m. in the 700 block of North Waller Avenue in the city’s South Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The man told police he was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.
• About 7 p.m., a 37-year-old man was shot in the 2600 block of West Harrison Street in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The man, shot in the back, arm and knee, was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said. He was driving in a vehicle when someone in a dark SUV fired at him, police said.
• Three men were shot in Lawndale about 5:20 p.m. in the 1900 block of South St. Louis Avenue, police said. They were standing outside when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired, hitting a 25-year-old in the foot and two 27-year-old men in the leg, police said. The men were taken to Mount Sinai, where their conditions have stabilized.
• An Englewood attack happened about 2:50 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Princeton Avenue on the South Side, police said. There, a 21-year-old man was shot in the right thigh. The man told police he was walking when he heard shots and was hit. A friend drove him to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center where he was listed in good condition.
• In another Englewood shooting, a 20-year-old man was wounded about 11:45 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West 64th Street on the South Side, police said. The man was standing on the corner when someone fired at him from a dark van, police said. The man suffered a wound to the chest and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.
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