3 Dead, 10 Hurt in Weekend Violence

Several shootings, stabbings kept police busy this weekend

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    Three people are dead and at least 10 others wounded in shootings and stabbings throughout the city this weekend.

    Early Saturday in the Northwest Side's Craigin neighborhood a 17-year-old boy was critically wounded when he was shot in the head.

    He was in an apartment in the 2200 block North Lawler Avenue when shots were fired from outside about 3:05 a.m., police said. Police said the shots were not stray gunfire. He was struck in the head and taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

    A man from the Austin neighborhood died Saturday morning after he was stabbed in the chest during a possible domestic conflict on the West Side.

    Craigory Clark, 22, of the 900 block of N. Waller Avenue, was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

    Officers responded about 6:45 a.m. to a report of a domestic dispute at Clark’s home, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. Police found him there, stabbed in the chest.

    Authorities took a woman into custody and were questioning her in connection with the death, Zala said.

    On the Northwest Side Saturday afternoon, one man was killed and another was critically injured in a stabbing, police said.

    Numerous people approached a pair of 24-year-old men outside in the 4000 block of West Melrose Street about 3:45 p.m. and stabbed them, police said.

    Anthony Diaz was pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic at 3:57 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

    The other man was listed in critical condition at the same hospital, police said.

    One man was shot in the face and two other men suffered less serious wounds during a Saturday afternoon shooting in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.

    The three men were standing in the front of a house in the 6600 block of South Langley Avenue when a man with a handgun approached at 3:23 p.m. and opened fire, police said.

    An 18-year-old man was shot in the face and taken in critical condition at University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

    The other two men, both 22, were shot in the right foot and right ankle, respectively, and initially taken in good condition to the medical center, police said.

    The fire department said all three people took themselves to the hospital.

    Three people were stabbed during a noise dispute about 4:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of East 71st Street. A 40-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were stabbed in the head and hospitalized in critical condition, while a 14-year-old girl suffered a stab wound to the hand and was in good condition.

    Saturday evening, a woman was shot dead near her home in the Englewood neighborhood.

    The 32-year-old woman was shot in the chest at 5:54 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Justine Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

    Soraya A. Gibson, of the 5600 block of S. Justine Street, was pronounced dead at Cook County Hospital at 6:32 p.m., after being found shot in an alley behind her house, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    A 25-year-old man was shot Saturday night in the South Side Grand Crossing neighborhood.

    The shooting occurred at 10:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 73rd Street, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

    A 25-year-old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

    A man was shot in a Chicago Housing Authority apartment complex early Sunday in the Far South Side Altgeld Gardens neighborhood.

    The man in his 20s was shot in the chest and arm about 12:50 a.m. in the 600 block of East 133th Street, Alfaro said. The shooting occurred in a Chicago Housing Authority apartment complex with multiple buildings.

    He was taken in good condition to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Alfaro said.