More than 20 people were shot in Chicago overnight – including an 11-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a stray bullet while in a West Side bedroom-- in a surge of weekend violence.
The young girl was shot in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Community activist Andrew Holmes tells NBC 5 that the bullets came through a bedroom window and struck the 11-year-old girl in the head while she was at a sleepover.
Police said the girl was in a first-floor bedroom at the time of the shooting, but could not confirm if she was at a friend's home at the time.
Police initially reported the girl was 10 years old, but said Saturday morning she was 11.
The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was listed in critical condition.
She was later pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed the girl had died.
She was the second juvenile shot in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday.
In another fatal West Side shooting, a 30-year-old man was found shot to death in a car in the South Austin neighborhood.
The man was discovered unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a car parked in an alley in the 0-100 block of North Laramie Avenue just after 3 a.m. Saturday, police said.
The man suffered gunshot wounds to the back, shoulder and neck and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Area North detectives are investigating both homicides.
At least 20 others have been shot since 6 p.m. Friday.
- Police shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them in the 2600 block of South Avers Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. No officers were injured in the incident.
- A 35-year-old man was shot when someone in a dark-colored vehicle fired shots at him near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday. The victim was taken in stable condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
- Just before 1 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue. The teen was seated in a parked vehicle when a white van pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. The teen was shot in the arm and listed in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital.
- Around 12:30 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue. The teen was discovered unresponsive on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the back and foot and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
- Two people were shot just after midnight in the 500 block of East 71st Street. A 24-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital and a 33-year-old man was shot in the foot and taken to University of Chicago Hospital. Both were listed in stable condition. The victims told police they were walking on the sidewalk when they “heard shots and felt pain,” Estrada said.
- Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue. The man was shot in the abdomen and leg and was listed in serious condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Police said the man was standing on the sidewalk when a silver car pulled alongside him and the victim “exchanged words” with the driver. The driver then got out of the vehicle and shot the victim before fleeing the scene, police said.
- Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot around 11:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in an apparent drive-by shooting. The teen was shot in the leg and a 22-year-old man was shot in the knee. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. A 32-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the ankle and was treated at the scene, police said.
- Around the same time, five people were shot in the 1200 block of North Mason Avenue. A 27-year-old man who was shot in the arm, a 33-year-old man who was shot in the foot and knee and a 31-year-old man who was also shot in the arm, and a 26-year-old man who suffered a graze wound to the toe took themselves to West Suburban Medical Center where they were listed in stable condition. The 31-year-old man was later transferred to Stroger Hospital in stable condition. A 34-year-old man was also shot in the foot and took himself to Oak Park Hospital. The group told police they were standing on a corner when they “heard shots and felt pain.”
- A few minutes earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot in the ankle after two offenders fired at him while he sat on a porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue. The man taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
- A 38-year-old man was shot just after 11 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard. The man was sitting in a car when someone fired shots from an alley striking him in the face. The man was listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
- Around 10:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot while sitting in front of a home in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. The teen was shot in the arm and foot and listed in stable condition at Roseland Community Hospital.
- Around 6:30 p.m., a 17-year-old man was shot in the 4900 block of South Paulina Street. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available but the teen was taken in stable condition to an area hospital, police said.
- Around 6 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3800 block of West Wabansia Avenue. The man was shot multiple times in both legs and walked into Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.