Three Dead, Eight Wounded in Gun Violence

Saturday, Jul 2, 2011  |  Updated 1:25 PM CDT
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Three men are dead at least eight other people were wounded in apparently unrelated shootings throughout the city Friday and early Saturday.

Police found a 21-year-old man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as David Cardine -- unresponsive in a van in the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard about 2:30 p.m. Friday, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Cardine, of the 0-100 block of North Chase Avenue, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

About 11:15 p.m. Friday, a male shot two men in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street and fled south on foot, police said.

One of the men -- identified by the medical examiner’s office as Javone Oliphant -- was shot multiple times, police said. The other man, 23, was shot in the buttocks and both legs and was treated and released from Stroger Hospital.

Oliphant, of the 5000 block of West Maypole Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:09 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the medical examiner’s office said.

A male and female sitting in a vehicle in the 8500 block of South Givins Court were shot about 5:25 a.m. Saturday, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The male was dead on the scene and the female was taken in an unidentified condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 6:05 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue, police said. Prior to the shooting, the man was arguing about money with the gunman.

The man was taken in “stable” condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

About 7 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man standing on a corner in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue ran when he heard gunshots, but still was shot in the leg, police said. He was taken in good condition to South Shore Hospital.

About an hour later, an 18-year-old man standing in a driveway in the 1400 block of West 61st Street was shot in the back and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said.

An 18-year-old man standing with a "large" group of people in the 6500 block of South Campbell Avenue was shot by a gunman on a bike about 8:35 p.m. Friday, police said. He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 10:05 p.m. Friday, a man in his 20s was shot in the 3100 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said. Further details about the shooting were not immediately available.

About 10 minutes later, a 17-year-old boy was standing in the street in the 1800 block of South Allport Street when a male passenger in a sport-utility vehicle yelled gang slogans and shot him, police said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the head and back, police said.

Chicago Police detectives are investigating, but nobody is in custody for any of the shootings.

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