Two Chicago Police officers were shot during a traffic stop, officials said. Susan Carlson reports.
At least 30 people have been shot across Chicago this weekend, four of them fatally, officials said.
The weekend’s first fatal shooting took place around 1:45 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of West Howard Street in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood when an 18-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to his torso and back, police said.
Police responded to the scene after receiving reports of shots fired in the area and found the teen unresponsive.
He was transported to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He was later identified as 18-year-old Alante Vallejo, officials said.
A second person was also injured in the shooting, police said.
A 20-year-old man suffered a wound to his foot and took himself to Evanston Hospital in good condition, police said.
Officials believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
Also Friday, a woman was shot to death in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Police said a 22-year-old woman was shot around 10:45 p.m. in the 100 block of North Keeler Avenue in what may have been a domestic incident.
Carnesha Fort was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was pronounced dead just before 11:30 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
Early Saturday, two people were shot in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood.
Police said officers found an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man in an alley in the 5600 block of South Wabash while responding to reports of shots fired.
The 18-year-old man was unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead and the 20-year-old man was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
The medical examiner’s office later identified the 18-year-old victim as Brian Weekly.
The latest fatal shooting took place just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
A 35-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard. The man, who was unresponsive at the scene, was taken to Loretto Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
At least six people were wounded during the overnight hours into Sunday and 18 others hurt this weekend.