8 Dead, at Least 35 Wounded in Chicago Labor Day Weekend Shootings - NBC Chicago

8 Dead, at Least 35 Wounded in Chicago Labor Day Weekend Shootings

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    Chicago saw fewer shootings and murders this year than in 2016, Chicago police said. 

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)

    Eight people were killed and at least 35 more were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

    The numbers mark a drop from last year, which recorded at least 13 people killed and 52 others wounded over the three-day weekend. 

    The most recent fatal shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. Monday, when a 38-year-old man was shot in the chest, head and leg. 

    Police said the man was in the 4400 block of South Lawler when two men approached him on the sidewalk and opened fire. The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Area Central detectives are investigating. 

    Roughly three hours early, a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot during an argument outside a home in the 1500 block of South Drake. Police said the teen was in front of a home when he became involved in an argument with a group of men. Someone in the group opened fire on the teen, striking him in the back. 

    The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Area Central detectives were investigating. 

    Just after 6:30 p.m. Monday, two people were shot during what police believe may have been a domestic incident. 

    Police said a 34-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were found with gunshot wounds in the 4900 block of West Washington. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where they were pronounced dead. Authorities said preliminary information indicated the man's wound was self-inflicted. 

    Late Sunday, two men were shot, one fatally, on the city's Northwest Side in the Belmont Central neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was fatally struck by a gunshot to the torso, and a 29-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. 

    Police said the men were standing on the sidewalk at about 10:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of West Belden Street when a man approached them on foot and fired multiple shots in their direction. No one was in custody.

    About two hours earlier, a man was found in the driver's side of a vehicle in the 800 block of 102nd Street with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

     At 5:02 a.m. Saturday, Chicago police discovered a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head. The incident occurred in the 1000 block of North Waller. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

    Four people were shot in the 8300 block of S. Hermitage at approximately 1:20 a.m. Saturday. A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Christ Hospital when he was shot while sitting on a porch. A 23-year-old woman was shot in the leg and was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition. A 23-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition, and a 25-year-old woman was also taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition after being shot in the arm.

    By Monday morning, nearly 30 people were wounded in holiday weekend violence, a day before Chicago Public Schools students were set to return to class. Here's a look at the weekend: 

    Friday:

    -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the chest while walking down a street in the 4100 block of W. Congress at approximately 11:20 p.m. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

    Saturday:

    -- Two people were shot at approximately 2:34 a.m. in the 4300 block of W. Wilcox. An occupant in a white SUV opened fire toward a group of people standing on the street, striking two of them. A 26-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition after being shot in the leg, and a 26-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen and shoulder.

    -- A 29-year-old man was driving down a street in the 1800 block of N. Mason at approximately 2:39 a.m. when he was shot in the leg. He was taken to West Suburban Hospital in critical condition.

    -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the left forearm while he was driving in the 2800 block of N. California at approximately 3:04 a.m. He drove himself to Illinois Masonic in good condition.

    -- A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm and leg and was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition. The incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of S. Paulina.

    Sunday:

    --An 18-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk in the 3100 block of N. Luna at approximately 12:31 a.m. when a man walked up to him and shot him in the right leg. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in good condition.

    -- A 48-year-old man was shot and suffered a graze wound to the chin while he was standing on a corner in the 4700 block of W. Madison at approximately 1:54 a.m. He was taken to Cook County Hospital in good condition.

    -- A 22-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder during a verbal altercation in the 2500 block of S. Spaulding at approximately 2:40 a.m. She was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in good condition.

    -- Two people were shot at approximately 4:32 a.m. in the 900 block of N. Central. A vehicle approached the victims and a person inside fired shots, striking both of them. A 23-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were both shot multiple times and were taken to area hospitals in serious condition.

    -- A 26-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were both shot in the 4800 block of W. Chicago at approximately 1:52 p.m. The man walked out of a store and was shot by a person in a dark colored sedan. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition. The woman suffered a graze wound to her abdomen and was taken to West Suburban in good condition.

    -- A 25-year-old man was in a vehicle when a man approached the car and fired shots at him at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of W. North Ave. The man was taken to Norwegian Hospital with a gunshot wound to his back, and he's listed in serious condition after being transferred to Stroger Hospital.

    -- A 25 year-old man was shot in the arm at about 6:53 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Ingleside and transported to Northwestern Hospital in good condition. Police said the man was standing in an alley when he heard shots and began running before feeling pain in his arm.

    -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg at about 7:55 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 44th Street. Police said circumstances remain unknown as the victim was uncooperative with investigating officers.

    -- Two men were shot, one fatally, at about 10:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of West Belden. A 29-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the abdominal area and was in critical condition at Illinois Masonic Hospital. A 26-year-old man was fatally struck by a gunshot to the torso. Police said the men were standing on the sidewalk when a man approached them on foot and fired multiple shots in their direction. No one was in custody.

    -- Three people were shot at about 11:55 p.m. in the 2400 block of South Harding, police said. A 17-year-old woman and 31-year-old man were each shot in the left foot. A 46-year-old man was shot in the left leg. Police said a grey vehicle stopped at the intersection where the group was standing and fired multiple rounds at them. No one was in custody.


    Monday:

    -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the left arm at about midnight in the 6300 block of South Cottage Grove. Police said the man told officers he was standing on the sidewalk when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots in his direction.

    -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder at about 4:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Walnut. Police said the man was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain. No one was in custody.

    -- A 39-year-old man was shot in the right leg at about 4:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Armitage. Police said the victim told officers a disturbance ensued at a residence during which a man shot the victim. No one was in custody.

    -- A man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body at about 8:58 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Merrill. Police said a man wearing a red hoodie approached the victim on foot and fired shots.

    --Two men, ages 24 and 30, were shot in the buttocks at about 10:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of East 68th Street. Police said a man wearing a black/gray shirt fired shots at them and fled northbound on Blackstone.


    --During a verbal altercation between two men in the 8200 block of South Clyde at approximately 10:45 a.m., a man got out of a car and shot a 39-year-old man in the foot. The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital in good condition. 

    -- A woman was shot in the leg at approximately 3:04 p.m. in the 5100 block of South Western. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in stable condition. 

    --A 19-year-old man was walking on the 3000 block of West 61st at approximately 3:48 p.m. when a vehicle approached and one of the occupants fired shots at him. The victim was shot in the buttocks and the leg, and he was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition. 

    --A 24-year-old man was shot in the right thigh at approximately 4 p.m. in the 6600 block of South California. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition. 

    --Just before midnight, a 38-year-old man was shot in the groin and right arm in the 1300 block of South Millard, police said. The man was standing on a porch when someone in a passing late-model Infiniti SUV fired a shot at him. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. 

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