2 Dead, 31 Wounded in Weekend Shootings - NBC Chicago

2 Dead, 31 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

A teen killed in the weekend shootings reportedly told officers "Please don't let me die"

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    2 Dead, 31 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

    Editor's Note: NBC Chicago includes shootings that took place between 6 p.m. Friday and 12 a.m. Monday in the weekend violence report.

    Two people were killed and at least 31 others wounded in Chicago shootings on the last weekend of summer.

    The weekend’s first homicide took place around 4:10 a.m. Saturday in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood, in the same block where three others, including a 12-year-old boy, had been shot late Friday night.

    Officers responding to a call of a person shot found a 16-year-old boy in an alley in the 4000 block of West Jackson Boulevard on the city’s West Side with two gunshot wounds.

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    9/19/2014: Police say Antonio Smith was shot by a documented gang member who believed he was trying to warn two other men. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports.
    (Published Friday, Sept. 19, 2014)

    The boy managed to give police his name and said, "Please don't let me die," the Chicago Tribune reported.

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    The teen was taken to Loretto Hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead.

    Police said no one was in custody Sunday morning and Area North Detectives were investigating.

    Just before 7 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot while driving on the city’s Northwest Side.

    Police were flagged down in the 3300 block of West Chicago Avenue and discovered a 21-year-old man had been shot in the chest in the 3900 block of West Ferdinand Street. The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead.

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    Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy says a man purposely shot 9-year-old Antonio Smith because he believe the boy was trying to warn two men he was attempting to kill.
    (Published Friday, Sept. 19, 2014)

    At least 15 others were wounded in shootings late Saturday and Sunday.

    • Just before 7 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the hand during an attempted robbery, police said. The man was in a car in the 4400 block of Vincennes Avenue and was shot while trying to drive away. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
    • Around 4:20 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in the right leg while in a car in the 200 block of East 109th Street. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition but details surrounding the shooting weren't available.
    • Just before 11 a.m., a 37-year-old woman was shot in the lower left leg in the 5200 block of West Diversey. The woman refused to go to the hospital and was treated and released at the scene, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. Circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.
    • Around 3:45 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the 2600 block of North Long Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood, police said. The man was shot in the left thigh and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition. Further details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available
    • About an hour earlier, a 34-year-old man was shot while riding in a car in the 7700 block of South Stewart Avenue. The man was a passenger in car driving southbound on Stewart Avenue when someone opened fire on the vehicle. The man was shot in the head and was driven to Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center and was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition. Police said the shooter is known but no one was in custody Sunday morning.
    • Just before 2 a.m., a 23-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the 1700 block of South Loomis Street. The man told officers he was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and realized he had been shot twice in the chest. The man was driven by a friend to Stroger Hospital and was listed in stable condition. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related after a witness near the crime told officers the victim was standing on the sidewalk displaying gang signs before the shooting.
    • Two people were shot during a “domestic-related incident” around 1:10 a.m. in the 5400 block of South Justine Street. Police said a man was involved in an argument during a family gathering. The man left the residence after the argument but returned a short time later and opened fire outside the home, injuring a 39-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man on the sidewalk, according to authorities. The woman was shot in the buttocks and both legs and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The man was shot in the left leg and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center in good condition. No one was in custody Sunday morning but Area Central Detectives are investigation.
    • Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, two teens were shot in the 6000 block of South Paulina Street in the West Englewood neighborhood. The two were at a party when a black and gray Jeep drove by and someone inside fired shots in their direction, police said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the back and a 16-year-old girl was shot in the foot. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
    • Around the same time, three people were shot in the 6900 block of South Vernon Avenue. The three were walking in an alley and were about to enter the backyard of a residence when someone appeared at the mouth of the alley and opened fire, according to police. A 23-year-old man was shot in the knee and was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center in stable condition and an 18-year-old woman was shot in the foot and was also taken to Saint Bernard Hospital in good condition. A 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
    • Around 8 p.m., a 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg in the 5600 block of South Perry Avenue, police said. The teen refused treatment at the scene and was uncooperative with police, officials said.
    • Around 5:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was walking outside in the 7400 block of South Colfax Avenue when he heard gunshots and discovered he was hit, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious but stable condition. Further details surrounding the shooting weren’t immediately available.
    • Just before 5 p.m., a 19-year-old man walked into Roseland Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. The man was uncooperative with police and would not say where he was shot or offer any details surrounding the shooting.
    • Around 3:40 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the armpit in the 6300 block of South Kedzie Avenue. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition but details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

     

    Fourteen others were injured in shootings Friday evening and Saturday morning.