Violent Night Leaves 1 Dead, 20 Wounded | NBC Chicago

Violent Night Leaves 1 Dead, 20 Wounded



    Sami Sarkis

    One man is dead and 20 others wounded following a bloody 12 hours that started Saturday afternoon and ended early Sunday.

    The murdered man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 19-year-old Darius Murphy -- was fatally shot in the head about 12:30 a.m. in the 5100 block of South Laflin Street, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

    Murphy, of the 5300 block of South Bishop St., was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    The violence started about 3 p.m. Saturday when a 56-year-old man standing on a corner in the 6200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.

    Around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, two men were shot in related incidents at 8400 and 8401 S. Muskegon Ave., police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm and the victim and witnesses gave conflicting accounts of the shooting, Kubiak said.

    At the latter address, an 18-year-old man with gang affiliation suffered a graze wound to the hip and was treated at the scene after refusing to be hospitalized, she said. Victims and witnesses did not make themselves available to police for interviews, she said.

    At 7:28 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy with gang affiliation was shot while standing on the sidewalk in the 7400 block of South Evans, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh. No one was in custody Sunday morning, Kubiak said.

    About 8 p.m., someone in a green minivan shot a 19-year-old man in the 7900 block of South Springfield Avenue, Kubiak said. The alleged gang member was uncooperative with police and was treated and released from Christ Medical Center, she said. The shooting happened outside Bogan High School.

    At 8:11 p.m., a 47-year-old man who is possibly homeless was shot in the right arm while standing on the street at 2922 N. Milwaukee Ave., a Shakespeare district police captain said. He was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital in “stable” condition. The suspect fled on foot and no one was in custody Sunday.

    The violence continued Sunday when a brother and sister were shot in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue about 12:15 a.m., according to police. The two were walking home from the store when two men approached and accused one of the victims of witnessing something at a previous date. The two ran and at least one of the men opened fire, striking both siblings, police said.

    The 24-year-old man was shot in the cheek and the 19-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the neck. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

    About 12:30 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the right calf in the 10500 block of South Corliss Avenue and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

    A 16-year-old boy was shot about 12:45 a.m. in the 1500 block of East 67th Street, according to police. He was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.

    About 12:50 a.m., three men on a porch were shot in the 9200 block of South Blackstone.  A 25-year-old man is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the neck and chest, an 18-year-old man is in “stable” condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg, and a 27-year-old man was treated and released from Trinity Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right arm, police said.

    At 1:50 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was riding with a friend in a vehicle in the 7900 block of South Western Avenue when a gray Chevrolet Cavalier pulled alongside them in traffic, shouted gang slogans and fired a handgun into their vehicle, according to a release from police News Affairs. The teen suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg and his friend drove him to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park. No one was in custody Sunday afternoon.

    Finally, around 2 a.m., two men were shot near South Racine Avenue and West 108th Street, Gaines said. A 22-year-old was treated at a hospital and released, but a 43-year-old was still in the hospital as of Sunday morning, according to a Morgan Park district desk sergeant, who also said the victims were not cooperative with police. About 3:15 a.m., two men and two women were wounded during a shooting in the 9100 block of South Marshfield Ave., police said.