6 Dead, 36 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

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    At least six people were killed and 36 others were wounded in separate shootings across Chicago late Friday into Sunday night, authorities said. 

    The weekend’s first fatal shooting killed a 22-year-old Aurora man and wounded another person in the West Side Austin neighborhood, according to authorities.
    Richard Johnson, of the 1600 block of Plum Street in Aurora, was killed in a shooting in the 500 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue at about 6:22 p.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
    He was initially taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, where he later died, authorities said. Another man, whose age was unknown, was also injured in the shooting and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.
    An 18-year-old man was shot and killed just a block from his West Pullman home on the Far South Side about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. Derrick L. Baker, of the 11600 block of South Yale Avenue, was shot in the head near 115th street and Wentworth Avenue, according to the medical examiner’s office.
    He was dead at the scene, officials said. The attack also wounded a 25-year-old man, who was treated at Roseland Hospital in “stable” condition for gunshot wounds to the knee and foot.
    About 10:36 a.m. on Saturday, police found a man dead on the front lawn of a home in the 700 block of East 92nd Street, police said.
    Jason Smith, 28, was shot multiple times, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the medical examiner’s office at 2:35 p.m.
    Witnesses told police Smith had been walking with a friend when someone carrying a gun approached the duo and opened fire, police said.
    The friend ran and called police, who were unable to locate him as of Saturday afternoon, police said.
    Also Saturday, at 17-year-old girl was shot and later died.
    Taylor Diorio, 17, of the 10000 block of Major Avenue in Chicago Ridge suffered a gunshot wound to the head about 5:05 a.m. as she sat in a vehicle in the 2100 block of West 35th Street, officials said.
    Diorio was pronounced dead at 3:29 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital.
    The most recent fatality was an 18-year-old man, shot at 8:15 p.m. on the West Side.
    Alonzo Powell, of the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital after he was discovered shot in the head in the doorway of a building in the 100 block of North Pine Avenue, according to police.
    A man found shot in a van parked in the South Side Hamilton Park neighborhood was pronounced dead Saturday as well.
    The man -- identified as 36-year-old Anthony Carter of the 4900 block of West Lexington Street -- was found shot dead in a van that had been parked in the 7400 block of South Peoria Street for five days, according to police.
    Shootings across the city left at least 30 others wounded, mostly men in their late teens or early 20s.
    The youngest victim of the weekend’s violence, a 14-year-old boy, was shot in the 3900 block of South King Drive at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police.
    The boy was hit in the back and was listed in “stable” condition at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.
    No one in custody for any of the shootings as of Sunday morning.