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5 Dead, at Least 40 Injured in Shootings Across Chicago

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Five people are dead and at least 40 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago in a violent start to the month of May.

Just after 3 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of South Homan, a man was in an alley when he was approached by another man. That second man pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the victim multiple times in the head and body, police said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No suspects are currently in custody, and Area One Detectives are continuing to investigate.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., hospital staff at Holy Cross found a 35-year-old man that had been dropped off with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

The man was later pronounced dead at the hospital, and Area One Detectives are currently investigating the incident.

Chicago police reported another fatal shooting in the 1600 block of West 35th Street at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Two individuals became involved in a verbal altercation when one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking a 30-year-old man in the chest.

According to police, the man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Just after 11 p.m. Saturday in the 9200 block of South Eggleston, a 27-year-old man was discovered on the front steps of a residence after having suffered gunshot wounds to his chest, back and legs, police said.

The man was taken to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There were no witnesses to the incident, and police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Another fatal shooting occurred approximately two hours later in the 5200 block of South Troy, police said. Two men were standing in a yard when a man dressed in all black clothing fired shots at them, striking both victims.

A 35-year-old man was shot multiple times, and was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai. A 36-year-old man was shot twice in the left leg and twice in the right leg, and is in good condition at Mount Sinai, according to police.

No one is currently in custody in connection with the shooting.

Here are the rest of the weekend’s shootings so far:

Friday –

  • At approximately 3:35 p.m., a 20-year-old man was standing on a street corner in the 600 block of South Francisco when he became engaged in a verbal altercation with a person in a vehicle, police said. The person inside the vehicle opened fire, striking the victim in the finger. He was taken to Rush Hospital in good condition, and was later transferred to Stroger.
  • In the 500 block of North Pine at approximately 5:32 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot while standing near the street, police said. He was hit in the hip, leg and foot, and is in fair condition at Mount Sinai. No other details were immediately available.
  • A 20-year-old man was on a sidewalk in the 800 block of North Homan just before 6 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown vehicle, and the person inside opened fire, police said. The man was taken to Norwegian American Hospital and is in fair condition.
  • At approximately 9:38 p.m. in the 1200 block of East 61st Street, a man was driving when shots were fired, striking him in the head. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition, according to police.
  • In the 1400 block of West 62nd Street at approximately 9:41 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was sitting in a parked vehicle when another vehicle pulled up and a man inside opened fire, striking her multiple times. She was taken to the University of Chicago, and is listed in critical condition, according to police.
  • A 24-year-old man was standing in the parking lot of a gas station in the 6700 block of South Cottage Grove at approximately 10:45 p.m. when he heard gunfire, police said. The man ran from the scene, but realized he had been shot in the chest and sought medical treatment at the University of Chicago. He is listed in good condition.
  • Just before 11:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Maypole, a 29-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when he was shot in the left leg, police said. The man was taken to Stroger, where he was listed in good condition.
  • In the 4000 block of South Western Avenue at approximately 11:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man was riding in the backseat of an SUV when he was hit in the head by a gunshot, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in fair condition.

Saturday –

  • Two individuals on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of West 114th Street became engaged in a verbal altercation at approximately 3:15 a.m., police said. One of the men pulled out a weapon and opened fire, striking a 45-year-old man in the right leg. He was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.
  • A 33-year-old woman was walking in the 9500 block of South Jeffery at approximately 9:30 a.m. when a man pulled out a weapon and demanded her handbag. After stealing the bag, the man shot the woman in the foot, and she was rushed to Trinity Hospital in good condition.
  • In the 1900 block of East 79th St at approximately 4:10 p.m., three victims were in a parking lot when they were approached by an unknown offender who produced a gun and fired shots, police said. A 22-year-old female was struck once to the bicep and taken to the hospital in fair condition. A 28-year-old male was struck once to the calf and self-transported along with the third victim, with a 29-year-old male victim, to Trinity Hospital. Both were reported to be in fair condition.
  • At approximately 8:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of North Sawyer, a 36-year-old woman was driving in her vehicle when a gray sedan pulled up next to her and an unknown male offender inside fired shots, according to Chicago police. The victim self-transported to Norwegian Hospital with one gunshot wound to the left index finger.
  • A 31-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of South South Laflin at approximately 9:59 p.m. when he was shot in the left calf. Police say the man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he’s listed in good condition.
  • Just before 10 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Damen, a 32-year-old man was standing in an alley when he was shot in both legs, according to police. The man was brought to Stroger Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.
  • In the 9200 block of South Normal at approximately 10:35 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs, police said. The man was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.
  • A 19-year-old man was shot in the index finger in the 11800 block of South Yale at approximately 10:54 p.m. Police say the man was “very uncooperative,” and is in good condition at Roseland Hospital.
  • At approximately 11:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Ada, a 33-year-old woman was standing next to a car when she was shot by a person in a passing gray Chevy sedan. The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition, according to police.
  • In the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue at approximately 11:43 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was in the back seat of a vehicle when she was shot, according to police. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
  • A 32-year-old man was driving in the 3200 block of West Douglas at approximately 11:50 p.m. when a person in a passing dark-colored vehicle fired shots at him, striking him in the leg and arm. Police say the man drove himself to St. Anthony Hospital, where he is in fair condition.

Sunday –

  • At approximately 12:10 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive, a 22-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle when he was shot in the stomach. Police say the man did not see where the shots came from, and he is in critical condition at Illinois Masonic.
  • A 35-year-old man was driven to Holy Cross Hospital by a friend after being shot twice in the leg, police say. The man was then transferred to Mount Sinai, where he is listed in critical condition. No witnesses have been located.
  • Just before 3 a.m. in the 2100 block of West 23rd Street, a 32-year-old man was discovered lying in the street after being shot in the arm, abdomen and leg, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in critical condition.
  • In the 4400 block of West Roosevelt at approximately 3:10 a.m., a 20-year-old man was walking to a car after exiting a gas station when he was shot in the hip, police said. The man was taken to Rush Hospital by a friend, and he is currently in good condition.
  • Five teens attending a gathering in the 3700 block of West 13th Street were shot at approximately 3:33 a.m., police said. The teens were standing outside when a person in a passing gray four-door sedan opened fire, striking them all in the legs. All victims are listed in fair condition at area hospitals.
  • In the 5600 block of South Morgan at approximately 1:00 p.m., a 25-year-old male victim was in front of a residence when an unknown offender fired shots at the victim, police said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg, the stomach and the neck. The victim was then taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
  • At approximately 1:58 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Lawndale Avenue, an 18-year-old female victim was on the sidewalk when she was approached by an unknown offender who fired shots, striking the victim in the face, police said. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 21-year-old male victim was shot at approximately 3:32 p.m. in the 2700 block of West 72nd Street while traveling in a vehicle, police said. The victim sustained a graze wound to the back and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
  • In the 1500 block of South Kildare at approximately 5:52 p.m., a 23-year-old male victim was on the sidewalk when he was shot, police said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the left thigh and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was reported to be in good condition.
  • Three men were shot at approximately 5:23 p.m. in the 7900 block of Paulina when an individual in a light-colored vehicle pulled up and fired shots, according to Chicago police officials. One victim, a 29-year-old man, sustained a gunshot wound to the right foot and was hospitalized in stable condition. A second male victim, also 29 years old, was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. The third victim, a 23-year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
  • At approximately 5:58 p.m in the 6500 block of North Ashland, a 19-year-old male victim was in an alley when he was approached by an unknown offender who shot him, police said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition.
  • In the 4000 block of West Argyle at approximately 8:01 p.m., a 19-year-old man was on the sidewalk when someone inside a blue SUV began shooting at him, police stated. The victim was shot in the left and left leg and self-transported to Swedish Covenant Hospital where he was said to be in good condition.
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