One young man has been killed and another seven people wounded in gun violence throughout Chicago since Friday afternoon.
The violence began about 3:40 p.m. on Friday when an 18-year-old man was fatally shot during an apparent robbery at 99th Street and Yates Avenue.
The victim, identified as Terrance Wright, 18, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, was shot in the course of an apparent robbery, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. Wright, of the 5000 block of South Carpenter Street, was shot in the chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 4:31 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
Witnesses told police they saw approximately five individuals suspected of taking part in the robbery and shooting, Mirabelli said. Police had been talking to a couple people who were seen in the area around that time, but no arrests had been made and as of Saturday morning Area South detectives continued to investigate the shooting.
About 6:25 p.m., a man in his 20s was shot multiple times in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.
The shooting happened near 18th Street and Trumbull Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The victim was shot throughout the body and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was listed in “guarded” condition, Zala said.
About 7:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was walking through an alley in the 11400 block of South Stewart when two males approached him, police said. One of the males took out a handgun and shot the boy in the left side of his chest and the right side of his body, News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said, adding that the motive for the shooting was not immediately known.
Paramedics took the boy in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to Fire Media Affairs.
About 7:35 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was wounded in a drive-by shooting on the Lower West Side.
The girl was sitting on the porch in the 2100 block of West 19th Street at 7:35 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and fired shots, News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. She was treated at the scene for a graze wound to the leg, Kubiak said.
About 8:05 p.m., a man was seriously wounded when he was shot in the abdomen in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
The 25-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of East 69th Street at 8:06 p.m., Zala said. The man was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, Zala said.
About 11:15 p.m., a 29-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting on the West Side.
The man was in the 900 block of North Cicero Avenue when a dark-colored SUV drove by, and someone inside the vehicle opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the mouth and buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to police. The vehicle fled the scene northbound and no one was in custody as of Saturday morning.
Early Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot as he rode a bike in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.
The man was riding his bicycle in the 2500 block of South Millard Avenue about 12:10 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored SUV opened fire, Alfaro said.
The bullet went through the man’s left arm and into his torso, Alfaro said. A family member took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stable, according to police.
A 34-year-old man was wounded early Saturday in a drive-by shooting in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 6900 block of North Ashland Avenue at 2:30 a.m. when a red SUV drove by and someone inside fired shots, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
The man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stable, police said.