The nicest weather weekend of the year thus far brought violence into focus once again in Chicago, leaving 3 dead and 32 injured in shootings across the city by Sunday evening. The victims included a 1-year-old girl wounded while riding in a car, a father of two killed outside his childhood home, and a police officer injured by a pellet gun.
The first shooting of the weekend happened at 4:45 p.m. Friday, when a 1-year-old girl was shot in the neck while riding in the backseat of a car with her family. Her aunt and cousin were in the car in the 5400 block of W. Le Moyne in the West Side Austin neighborhood when someone fired shots at the car from a silver vehicle, police said. A bullet went through the trunk and back seat, striking the baby in the neck, though authorities originally said she was hit in the head. Later identified by family members as Khloe, she was taken to West Suburban Medical Center, then transferred to Stroger Hospital in stable condition. She had just been picked up from day care when the shots were fired, according to her family.
Later Friday night, the first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred. Police say a man was turned away from a party at a residential garage in the 7400 block of S. Eggleston in the city's Englewood neighborhood. He returned with a gun at 11:20 p.m. and opened fire onto the crowd, killing two men and injuring another. Pierre Payne, 32, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead on the scene. Andrew Haynes, 34, was shot in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital where he died. A 45-year-old man was shot in the left hip and taken to Stroger in stable condition.
The second fatal incident occurred early Sunday morning in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood. Officers were called to the 1300 block of S Central Park Ave around 1:25 a.m., finding an unresponsive man on the ground. He was later identified by family members as 33-year-old Fredrick Lee Blount, a father of two. He had a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The rest of the weekend’s shootings include:
- At around 5:20 p.m., 14-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 2300 block of W 66th St in the West Englewood neighborhood when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots, according to Chicago Police. He sustained a gunshot wound to the foot and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
- A police officer was working a vice operation at about 10:30 p.m. in the 1st block of N Cicero Ave when he sustained a non-life threatening injury from a pellet gun Chicago Police confirmed. He was taken to an area hospital and a 16-year-old boy was charged in the shooting Saturday morning, police said.
- A 21-year-old woman was shot early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. She was standing on the street in 5500 block of W Congress Parkway at 2:24 a.m. when she heard shots and felt pain, according to police. She self-transported to Loretto Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.
- At about 8:15 a.m., a 28-year-old woman got into a fight with another woman in the 6400 block of S Langley in the city’s West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The woman pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking the victim in the right knee before fleeing. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where her condition was stabilized.
- Less than 15 minutes later at 8:28 a.m., two men were in the 6100 block of S Bishop in West Englewood when a white SUV pulled up and a person inside the car fired shots before fleeing. A 23-year-old man was shot in the right ankle and a 27-year-old man was shot in the left thigh, according to police. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital where they were in stable condition.
- A 30-year-old man was in the 2000 block of E 71st St in the South Shore neighborhood at 11:20 a.m. when someone fired shots from inside a passing white SUV, police said. He sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle and was taken to Christ Medical Center, according to police.
- In the 6700 block of S. Normal Blvd, two men were hanging out on the street in the Englewood neighborhood at 3:10 when a black car drove past and an unknown offender fired shots. A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, while a 20-year-old man was shot in the back and sustained a graze wound to the arm, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
- At 6:05 p.m. in the 4100 block of W Grenshaw St in Lawndale, a 22-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk when two men approached on foot and fired shots. He was shot in the chest and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
- A 13-year-old boy was shot while walking across the street in the 7300 block of S University Ave in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said. The shooting occurred at 8 p.m., when a white sedan pulled up to the boy, three people got out of the car and opened fire. The boy was shot in both legs and taken to Comer Children's Hospital where his condition stabilized, according to police.
- An 18-year-old man walked into Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park at 8:10 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder. Police say he was uncooperative, and told them he had been walking in the 1500 block of W 89th St in the Gresham neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain. He was listed in stable condition.
- In the West Englewood neighborhood at 10:15 p.m., a 38-year-old man was standing on the front porch of a home in the 6900 block of S Damen Ave when someone fired shots from a dark-colored sedan, according to police. The victim was hit in the right leg and left arm, but refused medical treatment, police said.
- At 12:35 a.m., a 26-year-old man was in the backseat of a car in the 5000 block of W Monroe St in the South Austin neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain. He was driven to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right wrist, police said.
- A 24-year-old man was in a car in the 200 block of W Marquette Rd in the Englewood neighborhood at around 4:15 a.m., according to police. A male occupant in a gray sedan fired shots, striking the victim in the right shoulder. He then drove to St Bernard Hospital, police said, where his condition was stable.
- At approximately the same time, two men were walking on the sidewalk in the 600 block of N Ashland Ave in West Town when they heard numerous gunshots and felt pain. Both men, ages 22 and 23, were shot in the leg, and taken to Stroger Hospital by a “concerned passing motorist,” police said. They were listed in stable condition and according to police, the incident may be gang-related.
- A 26-year-old man was also wounded in a shooting at approximately 4:20 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood. He was standing on the sidewalk in the 7200 block of S Aberdeen St when someone fired shots from a passing black vehicle. He was hit in the back and foot, and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. Police also believe this incident may have been gang-related.
- A 30-year-old man was shot during a robbery at 4:50 a.m. in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. Police said three men entered a restaurant in the 6300 block of S King Drive and announced a robbery. The suspects stole the man’s jewelry and one offender fired shots before fleeing. The victim was hit in the left arm, hand, and left ankle, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
- A woman shot at around 6:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of N Broadway St in the North Side Lake View neighborhood walked into Little Company of Mary Hospital in south suburban Evergreen Park with a graze wound to the toe, according to police. The victim is 36 years old, and police said she was not cooperative and had been drinking.
- At 11 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 5600 block of S Michigan Ave in the Washington Park neighborhood, police said. He was shot in the hand and shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, though authorities added that he was uncooperative with investigators.
- A 27-year-old man sustained a graze wound to the leg in the 8300 block of S Stewart Ave in the city’s Chatham neighborhood, police said. The incident occurred around 1:50 p.m. and the victim denied medical attention at the scene.
- At 2:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of S Eberhart in the Woodlawn neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was standing outside when a gunman dressed in black approached and fired shots. The victim was shot in the left foot and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.
- Just before 3 p.m., a 20-year-old man walked into a Northwest Side police station with a lower back gunshot wound, according to police. He told authorities he had been inside a car in the 4600 block of N Central Park Ave when he heard shots and realized he had been hit. He was taken by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and listed in good condition. Police said he was uncooperative, and the shooting was likely gang-related.
- In the 100 block of E 120th Pl in the West Pullman neighborhood on the city’s South Side, a 25-year-old woman was shot shortly before 4 p.m., according to police. She sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and refused medical attention at the scene, but later self-transported to Roseland Hospital.
- At 7:07 p.m., two men were sitting on a porch in the 1900 block of S Troy Ave in the Lawndale neighborhood when an unknown offender approached on foot and fired shots, police said. A 36-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg, and a 31-year-old man was shot in the left thigh. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.
- Around 8 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 800 block of E 82nd St when an unknown offender in a light-colored SUV opened fire. The victim was shot in the left leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, according to police.
In each of these incidents aside from the officer shot with a pellet gun, no one is in custody and police continue to investigate the shootings.