The first official day of Spring on Sunday did not bring with it any significant weather swings, but was simply part of a relatively mild weekend when it comes to weather. However, violence across the city still claimed the lives of three people, and left 24 others wounded.
- The first fatal shooting happened at approximately 1:50 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Division Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to police. A man was discovered unresponsive after shots were heard in the area, and he was taken to Norwegian Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead a short time later, and identified as 42-year-old Lorenzo Lonnell Lancaster of the 3400 block of West Ohio Street.
- At 3:15 p.m., three men were driving in a grey sedan when an offender fired shots at their vehicle. The victims self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were listed in good condition. The victims were an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the arm and back, a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back, and a 21-year-old man with a graze wound to the head. On Sunday, 18-year-old Dwon Wright was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated battery, according to police.
- The second fatal shooting of the weekend occurred at 5:31 p.m in the 4500 block of West Diversey Avenue in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side. Police say a 24-year-old woman was in a parked car when an unknown offender in another car opened fire. The woman, who police said was a documented gang member, was hit in the chest. She was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
- Less than an hour later, another person was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in the 1400 block of N Kildare Ave. Police say a 19-year-old man suffered graze wounds to the head and a gunshot wound to the shoulder and hand. He was driving when an unknown offender passed him on the right side in a light colored sedan and fired shots at his vehicle. The offender fled northbound on Kildare, and the victim was taken in good condition to Norwegian American Hospital, police said.
- On the Far South Side in the city’s South Deering neighborhood, a 28-year-old man was shot in the hip at around 7:04 p.m., police said. The shooting occurred in the 10000 block of S Yates Blvd, and the man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. Police say the man was walking when an unknown vehicle began firing shots, then fled northbound on Yates.
- At 8:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was inside a business in the 11200 block of S Halsted St in the Morgan Park neighborhood when two attackers walked in and shot him in the lower leg. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, according to police.
- About 9 p.m. in the 4600 block of W Jackson Blvd in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was shot in the lower leg. Police say an unknown man walked up to the victim, produced a handgun, and announced a robbery. As the victim tried to flee, the attacker fired shots, hitting the victim who took himself to Loretto Hospital. He was treated and released.
- Two men were wounded in the 800 block of N Lockwood Ave at approximately 10:15 p.m. Friday night. The men were standing outside when two cars pulled up and someone inside fired shots. The 43-year-old victim was shot in the arm, and the 47-year-old man was shot in both of his legs. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions stabilized, according to police.
- A man and woman, both 29, were shot at 12:19 a.m. Saturday in the 4200 block of S. Marshfield Ave. They were in a car in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when an SUV pulled up and someone inside began shooting. The woman suffered a graze wound to the head, the man was shot in the shoulder, and both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
- During a domestic situation in the 2800 block of W 83rd St in the Ashburn neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side, a 32-year-old man was shot at 12:10 p.m., police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, and a suspect was taken into custody.
- A 32-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were in a car in the 900 block of N Central Ave in the Austin neighborhood when they were shot Saturday afternoon. At 3:23 p.m., a red SUV pulled up alongside their vehicle and fired shots. The man was shot in the left arm and left leg, and the woman was shot in the left leg. They were taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, police said.
- At approximately 4:10 p.m., a 36-year-old man was shot in the 4100 block of W. 25th St in the Little Village neighborhood, police said. He was walking on the street when an unknown man came out of a gangway and began shooting, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg.
- At 9 p.m. on the West Side, a 22-year-old man was sitting inside a van in the 3500 block of W Fulton St in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A Chevrolet Malibu pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. He self-transported to Rush Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left leg.
- At 11:55 p.m., a 37-year-old man was shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting in a car at a stop sign in the 8500 block of S Paulina when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was shot multiple times in the side and taken to Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
- In the East Side neighborhood on the city's South Side, a 41-year-old man was walking in the 9600 block of S Ewing at 1:55 a.m. when someone inside a black Chrysler nearby began shooting. He was shot in the left leg and taken to Christ Medical Center in good condition.
- A 30-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of S Eberhart in the Park Manor neighborhood on the city's South Side at 2:55 a.m. when someone shot him in the back, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai in fair condition.
- At 4:35 a.m. in the 7900 block of S Eberhart in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg, according to police. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.
- At approximately 5 a.m., a man was walking on the sidewalk in the 4900 block of S Laflin when someone began shooting. The 27-year-old victim was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.
- Sunday's first fatal shooting occurred in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. According to police, a hispanic male wearing a baseball hat and a dark jacket fired shots in the 4800 block of N Albany at about 2:47 p.m., then took off on a bicycle. Two male victims were taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. A 26-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, and a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
- A 13-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side at around 4:20 p.m. She was walking in the 1300 block of S Karlov Ave when she heard shots and felt pain, police said. She suffered a graze wound to the armpit and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
- At 8:35 p.m., a man was taken to Christ Medical Center from the 8800 block of S Hermitage in the Illinois Medical District neighborhood. He was listed in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the back.
Two other shooting incidents occurred throughout the weekend. A child died after accidentally shooting himself on the city's South Side Sunday afternoon. Officials say the young boy was taken in critical condition from the 6700 block of S Aberdeen in Englewood to Comer Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
An off-duty police officer was also part of a police-involved shooting on the city's Northwest Side Saturday night. Police say an officer was walking at 10:30 p.m. near Schubert Ave and Monitor Ave in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood, when he "encountered an aggressive male subject holding his waistband area." He was conducting a pat down when the man called out to family members, and a man with a bat came outside and struck the officer. The officer fired shots, striking the bat-wielding man. Both offenders are in custody and the officer is on administrative duties per department protocol.