8 Killed, 12 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago - NBC Chicago

8 Killed, 12 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

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    Eight people were killed and at least 12 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to police.

    The latest shooting left a man dead Sunday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

    Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 0-100 block of North Lorel at 2:33 p.m. found a 35-year-old man unresponsive in an alley, according to Chicago Police.

    He suffered gunshot wounds to the head and back and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.

    Earlier Sunday, another 35-year-old man was shot to death in Austin.

    He was found inside a car in the 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard at 7:12 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the head, police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death but withheld his identity Sunday morning pending notification of his family.

    A man was shot to death about two hours earlier in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

    Just before 5 a.m., 23-year-old Marco Mendez was riding in a vehicle in the 2500 block of South Whipple when someone in a black SUV shot him in the face, authorities said.

    The driver took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:35 a.m., authorities said. Mendez lived in the same block where the shooting happened.

    Investigators think the shooting was gang-related, police said.

    Less than an hour earlier, two people were found shot to death on the Kennedy Expressway on the Northwest Side, according to Illinois State Police.

    Crews responded about to the shooting about 4 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the expressway north of Armitage Avenue, where they found a silver Chevrolet Tahoe that had stopped on the expressway, state police said.

    The 43-year-old driver, Eric L. Taylor, and 36-year-old passenger Camille C. Cooley were each found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. They both lived in Waukegan.

    The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the deaths.

    A handgun was found inside the vehicle on the floor near the driver, police said, but they did not know who did the shooting or provide additional details.

    Saturday afternoon, two men were fatally shot in separate attacks that occurred within minutes of each other in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

    Kevin Milton, 32, was in the driver seat of a car about 3:45 p.m. in the 800 block of North Waller when someone walked up and shot him in the chest, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    He showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 4:14 p.m., authorities said. He lived less than a block away from the shooting in the 800 block of North Parkside.

    About the same time, 20-year-old Albert Hurd was outside in the 5300 block of West Harrison when a dark-colored vehicle drove up and someone inside shot him in the chest, arm and abdomen, authorities said.

    He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m., authorities said. Hurd lived in the 5200 block of West Congress.

    The weekend’s first homicide happened late Friday in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.

    Two 21-year-old men were standing on a sidewalk in the 1200 block of West Grenshaw about 11:45 p.m. when someone in a dark-colored van fired shots, police said. One man was shot in the chest and abdomen, and the other in the arm.

    Friends drove them to Stroger Hospital, where the man with the chest wound was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities have not released his name. The other man’s condition was stabilized.

    The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Sunday in the West Town neighborhood. A 33-year-old man was shot in the left side of the face at 12:53 a.m. in the 2000 block of West North Avenue, police said. He walked into Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Police said he was not cooperating with investigators.

    At least 10 more people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

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