One Killed, 7 Wounded in Overnight Shootings Across the City

Ages of the victims were between 16 and 32

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:21 AM CDT
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One Killed, 7 Wounded in Overnight Shootings

The mother of the child told the officer the baby, later identified as 6-week-old Luis Morales, had been sick.

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One man was killed and seven others were hurt in shootings across the city late Friday into early Saturday, police said.

Antonio Buck, of the 5400 block of South Aberdeen Street, was killed in the shooting in the 5200 block of South Honore Street about 1:50 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The attack also left a 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, police said.

Friends took the 32-year-old man to Holy Cross Hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound to the head, police said. Paramedics took the woman to Mount Sinai Hospital where she remains in “guarded” condition early Saturday.

Non-fatal shootings across the city left six other people injured, mostly men in their mid-20s to early-30s who were treated at area hospitals in “stable” condition, police said.

The most seriously hurt was a 26-year-old man found shot on the street in the 1400 block of South Keller Avenue about 1:15 a.m. when police responded to a disturbance at a large party, police said. He remains in critical condition at Mount Sinai with gunshot wounds to the chest and back.

The youngest victim was a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the 1000 block of North Long Avenue about 11 p.m. when someone opened fire at a vehicle he was riding in, police said. The driver took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

A 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle at a Burger King drive-thru in the 1700 block of East 95th Street about 10:20 p.m. Friday when he was shot in the back, police said. The man drove himself to his home a short distance away before he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings as of early Saturday. Area detectives are investigating.

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