1 Dead, 6 Injured in Christmas Violence in Chicago - NBC Chicago

1 Dead, 6 Injured in Christmas Violence in Chicago

Man shot to death after a fight on the South Side



    1 Dead, 6 Injured in Christmas Violence in Chicago
    Chicago's Christmas holiday saw several shootings across the city.

    Christmas offered no break in violence on Chicago streets with one person killed and six injured in shootings across the city.

    The youngest victim, 11 years old, was grazed by a bullet on the arm when gunfire erupted in the 6200 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. The child was treated and released from the hospital, police said.

    In another incident, a family dispute led to a shooting early Wednesday at West Marquette Road and South Wolcott in the West Englewood neighborhood. Police said they received a call about a man and his 18-year-old stepson arguing, but when they arrived everyone had calmed down. Sometime later, the teenager returned with a gun.

    Police came back to the home and saw the suspect holding the gun. He ran out the back, and police went after him.

    "Police are chasing him, he runs through the gangway, turns with the weapon toward the officer after he's told numerous times to drop the gun," police union spokesman Pat Camden said. "The officer fires. At that point, he's hit."

    The suspect was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

    News Affairs confirmed another police-involved shooting Tuesday night on South Normal after police said a suspect tried to run down an officer with a car. No one was struck, but the suspect was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered.

    In a separate incident, an 18-year-old was shot to death after a fight on the 2000 block of West 69th Street. The teen, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner as Joshua Davis, was shot numerous times as he tried to run from a crowd, police said.