3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings - NBC Chicago

3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

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    Raw: Police Investigate Logan Square Shooting

    Police investigate the scene where two teens were shot in the Logan Square neighborhood. (Published Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014)

    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.

    At least three people have been killed and 26 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

    The most recent fatal shooting took place just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street.

    Police responded to a call of a person shot and found a 29-year-old man unresponsive inside a residence with a gunshot wound to the head. The incident was being investigated as a homicide but police later said the shooting may have been a suicide, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

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    Police said the man had a history of mental issues and “expressed desire to harm himself.”

    The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Earlier Saturday, four people were shot while driving in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.

    Police said four men were in a vehicle around 3 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Van Buren when they were shot.

    The driver managed to flee the scene and stopped at 600 South Sacramento, where they were found by police.

    A 20-year-old man was shot in the face and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

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    A 23-year-old man was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was listed in critical condition with a wound to the upper back.

    A 23-year-old man with a wound to the leg was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and a 24-year-old man was also taken to Stroger with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

    The weekend’s first homicide took place around 9:20 p.m. Friday when a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 10600 block of South Yates Avenue.

    Police said the man was walking with another man on the sidewalk when an offender walked up and fired shots and him. The man was transported to Trinity Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and right arm but he was later pronounced dead, according to authorities.

    At least 20 others have been wounded since 6 p.m. Friday.

    • Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday a 37-year-old man was shot in the 5700 block of South Elizabeth Street. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the left side and was being treated at Stroger Hospital in good condition. Police said the man was uncooperative with investigators and further details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.
    • Less than 15 minutes earlier, a 14-year-old boy was shot while walking in the 4300 block of West 16th Street. Police said the teen told officers he "heard shots and felt pain." He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
    • Just before 1:30 p.m., another 14-year-old boy was shot, according to authorities. The teen was shot in the chest in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue and was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in serious condition.
    • Three teens were shot just after 10 a.m. in the 9500 block of South Jeffery Boulevard. Police said a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were inside a vehicle traveling southbound on Jeffery Boulevard when a white SUV, also traveling southbound, pulled up and someone inside the SUV opened fire. The 17-year-old was shot in the wrist and thigh and the 18-year-old was shot in the back. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where the 17-year-old was listed in stable condition and the 18-year-old was listed in serious condition. Police said the white SUV then continued on Jeffery Boulevard and turned eastbound onto 95th Street shooting a 15-year-old boy in the 2000 block of East 95th Street. The boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition. Area South Detectives are investigating.
    • Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man was shot while stopped a stop sign in the 4600 block of West Adams. Police said a man approached the victim with a firearm and when the victim tried to flee the man fired several shots, striking him in the lip. The victim drove himself to Loretto Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
    • Just after 3:30 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 2500 block of West Cortland Street. The teen was a passenger in car when two offenders shouted gang slogans and fired shots at the vehicle as they drove by, police said. The teen was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the lower left leg and was listed in stable condition.
    • About 10 minutes earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot at a park in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street. Police said the man was sitting in the park with a friend when a red pickup truck pulled up and two men exited the vehicle asking if the pair had any gang ties, according to authorities. The two denied any gang affiliations and started walking away but the victim’s friend began exchanging words with the offenders. One of the men pulled out a gun and fired shots and the 29-year-old victim was hit in the right forearm. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.
    • Around 2:30 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was shot in the 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue. The teen told police she was walking on the sidewalk when she “heard shots and felt pain.” She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with a graze wound to the head and was listed in good condition. Area Central Detectives are investigating.
    • Just before 1 a.m., two teens were shot in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. The two were passengers in a sedan that was stopped at a red light in the 3300 block of West Diversey Avenue when a green van pulled behind them and a man got out of the vehicle and opened fire, police said. A 19-year-old woman was shot in the upper torso and right thigh and was listed in stable condition and a 14-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen and was listed in critical condition. Both were transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.
    • Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the 5400 block of South Talman Avenue. Fire officials responded to a call of a person down and found the man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The man was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
    • Just before 9 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot while riding in a vehicle in the 4200 block of West Wabansia Avenue. The man was a passenger in the vehicle when a group of men opened fire on it from the sidewalk. The man was taken to Norwegian American Hospital with a wound to the lower back and was listed in stable condition.
    • Around 3 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man walked into Provident Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. The man told police he was walking in the 10500 block of South Wentworth Avenue when he “heard shots and felt pain.” Police said the man was being “uncooperative” with officials.
    • About 20 minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the city’s Little Village neighborhood. The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West 23rd Street when someone got out of a vehicle and opened fire. The man was shot in the lower back and was listed in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
    • Just before 7 a.m., a 22-year-old man walked into Saint Anthony’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back. The man told officers he was shot in the 2400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue after three offenders began displaying gang signs at him while he walked on the sidewalk. The man attempted to flee the scene and was shot in the back as he ran, police said. He was taken to the hospital by a passing motorist.

    Nine others were wounded late Friday and into Saturday morning.