Police make an arrest in the murder of 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner, in 2009. Christian Farr reports.
The month of June started off violent in Chicago with 10 people shot in fewer than four hours.
The latest shooting in that timespan took place around 3:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of North Tripp Avenue where police said a 26-year-old man was shot in the back of the head.
The man was driving on the block when a dark-colored SUV pulled behind his vehicle and opened fire before fleeing eastbound from the scene. He man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was listed in stable condition.
Just before 3 a.m., a 49-year-old woman was shot in the city’s Little Village neighborhood.
The woman was standing with a group near the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and 24th Street when a man approached on foot and fired into the group, striking her in the abdomen, according to authorities.
The woman was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
Around 12:30 a.m., a man was killed and five women were injured in a shooting in the city’s South Austin neighborhood.
Police said a group was standing on a corner in the 500 block of North Lavergne when someone came out of an alley and opened fire. A 17-year-old man was shot in the back and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
A 17-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl were both shot in the buttocks and listed in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 22-year-old woman suffered a wound to her back from bullet fragments and was taken in stable condition to West Suburban Medical Center. A 19-year-old woman was also being treated at West Suburban Medical Center for a wound to the arm.
A 19-year-old woman was shot in the thigh and taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
Just after midnight, police said two people were shot in the 4300 block of Cermak Road. The pair were shot while standing in a group outside. Police said someone came from an alley and fired into the group.
A 28-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. An 18-year-old man was shot in the thigh and transported himself to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the group was shooting a music video for rapper Lil Kemo.
At least three people have been killed and 10 others shot across the city since Friday.
At least one person was killed and two others wounded Friday.
Police said the city has seen a 7 percent increase in shootings compared to 2013 and an 11 percent increase in shooting victims.
The year so far, however, is tied with 2013 for the fewest murders in the first five months of the year since 1963.