Two people have been killed and eight others wounded in Chicago gun violence since 5 p.m. Friday.
A 29-year-old man was fatally shot early Saturday while buying a meal inside a restaurant in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Just after 1 a.m., Warrick Smith II was ordering food inside a restaurant in the 10200 block of South State Street when someone burst inside with a gun and opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Smith was shot in his chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died less than an hour later, authorities said. He lived in the same block where he was shot.
Another man died in a shooting Saturday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Dwayne Jack, 42, was shot in his chest and stomach at 6:41 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Green Street, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the Roseland neighborhood.
Jack was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, police said. He was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
In nonfatal shootings, a man was wounded by gunfire from a drive-by shooting early Sunday in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the West Side.
At 12:48 a.m., the 21-year-old was standing on a sidewalk when he was shot by someone inside a dark vehicle passing through the 2300 block of West 19th Street, police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About the same time, a man was wounded by gunfire from an unknown shooter Sunday morning in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
At 12:38 a.m., the 28-year-old was sitting inside his parked car in the 4500 block of South Lawler when a bullet whizzed in and struck his ankle, police said. The man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition.
Police were questioning four people after a shooter fired into a crowd of people fighting early Sunday in the the Near West Side neighborhood.
At 12:30 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot after a brawl broke out in the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. Someone fired a shot that struck the 28-year-old in the leg. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Officers pulled over a vehicle resembling what witnesses said the suspects drove away in, police said. Four people of interest inside were taken into police custody, and a weapon was recovered from the vehicle.
A man was wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Illinois Medical District neighborhood on the Near West Side.
The 19-year-old was walking when two people wearing black ski masks walked up to him, fired shots and struck him in the hand at 9:29 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Oakley, police said. He took himself to Loretto Hospital where he was in good condition, police said.
Before dawn Saturday, a woman wounded by a stray bullet in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. At 2:22 a.m., the 23-year-old was riding in a vehicle passing through the 200 block of South Central Avenue when people in two SUVs began shooting each other, police said. The woman, caught between the two SUVs, was shot in the leg and taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park in good condition.
Hours earlier, service on the Red Line was snarled for about three hours after a man was shot inside a CTA train Saturday morning near the Chinatown neighborhood’s Cermak station.
At 12:14 a.m., the 38-year-old was wounded by gunfire inside a Red Line train at the Cermak-Chinatown stop in the 100 block of West Cermak, police said. He was shot after arguing with a 25-year-old man inside the train. The altercation became physical, and the 25-year-old pulled out a handgun and fired shots.
The 38-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to police and the Chicago Fire Department. The 25-year-old was brought to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both were in serious-to-critical condition.
No charges were filed yet as Area Central detectives investigated the shooting.
About the same time, a woman was shot while walking down a street in the South Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood.
At 12:12 a.m., the 42-year-old was shot in the face while walking in the 6000 block of South Washtenaw, police said. She did not discern where the shooter came from. She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized, police said.
The first shooting this weekend wounded a man Friday night in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Just after 9:30 p.m., a 47-year-old man was arguing with his girlfriend inside a home in the 6700 block of South Winchester Avenue when she opened fire, police said.
He was struck in his shoulder and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized, police said. The alleged shooter was arrested at the scene and charges were pending.
Last weekend, at least two people were killed and 13 others were wounded by shootings in Chicago.