3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Another Violent Weekend

2 teens killed, 2 others among the wounded

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012  |  Updated 2:17 PM CDT
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3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Another Violent Weekend

A 13-year-old boy was murdered in the 6200 block of S. Rhodes Avenue early Sunday morning.

Two teen boys, ages 13 and 14, were among three killed, and at least 26 others were wounded in shootings throughout the city between Friday and early Sunday.

Antonio Davis, 14, of the 800 block of South Eberhart, was gunned down during a possible drive-by shooting shortly before 9 p.m. Friday near the intersection of South Union and West 69th Street, officials said.

The 13-year-old boy -- whose identify is being withheld Sunday morning pending family notification -- died after being shot in the chest in a drive-by shooting about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue.

About 30 minutes later, 29-year-old Hansen Jackson was shot several times in the chest in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue, and later died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

A person of interest is being questioned in Jackon’s death, police said.

At least 24 others, including two other teen boys, were wounded in shootings throughout the city:

The boys, ages 14 and 15, were playing basketball in the 2400 block of East 74th Street when about 8:45 p.m. Saturday someone approached on foot and shot at them, police said.

The 15-year-old was taken in stable condition to Jackson Park Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and the 14-year-old was taken in fair condition to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshots to the back and shoulder, police said.

In perhaps the strangest incident, a man was shot and two other people were hit by a vehicle in a possible gang-related incident about 4 a.m. Saturday in front of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, police said.

A group of at least six people were walking outside when two dark vehicles approached, police spokesman Robert Perez said. One of the vehicles veered off the road and struck a 25-year-old man, then turned around and struck a 21-year-old woman.

While fleeing the scene, someone from one of the vehicles opened fire and shot a 26-year-old man, in the 2400 block of North Cannon, Perez said. That victim was shot in the shoulder and taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The woman and man injured by the vehicle were taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Perez said.

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