4 Killed, At Least 22 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago - NBC Chicago

4 Killed, At Least 22 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

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    4 Killed, At Least 22 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
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    Four men were killed — including a man who died shielding his mother from gunfire — and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

    James Jones, 21, tried to protect his 46-year-old mother Alicia Jones on the front porch of their home when a gunman opened fire from a gangway about noon in the 8400 block of South Colfax, according to their family and authorities.

    The man was dead at the scene, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His mother was in critical condition and undergoing surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn Saturday night.

    The weekend’s second fatal shooting occurred in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. An 18-year-old was walking in the 4200 block of West Division at 11:18 p.m. when a gunman walked up and fired shots, striking the man in the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

    A man was found shot to death Sunday morning in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. 

    Officers responding to a call of an unresponsive person about 10:30 a.m. found the 27-year-old man unresponsive inside a vehicle in the 100 block of North Parkside, police said. The man had been shot in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

    A Logan Square neighborhood man died early Sunday after he was shot multiple times in south suburban Dolton.

    Daniel Hampton, 25, was shot at Maxwell Street Polish, 1320 E. Sibley Blvd. in Dolton, according to a statement from the Lake County (Ind.) coroner’s office. Hampton, of the 3300 block of West Fullerton, was taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Hammond, where he was pronounced dead at 4:47 a.m., the coroner’s office said, ruling his death a homicide. Additional details from the Dolton Police Department were not immediately available Sunday afternoon.

    At least 22 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 5:40 p.m. Friday:

    • A man was shot Sunday afternoon in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side. Shortly after 2 p.m., the 21-year-old was shot in the left hip in the 7100 bock of South King, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but his condition was not immediately available, police said. A police source said the man is a documented gang member and a convicted felon.

    • A man accidentally shot himself in the face in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side Saturday afternoon, police said. The 21-year-old was shot in the 2200 block of North Karlov at 1:55 p.m., police said. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. A police source said the shooting was self-inflicted.

    • A man was shot early Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. About 4:20 a.m., the 32-year-old man was shot in the right foot and back while he was standing in a backyard of a home in the 4500 block of West Washington, police said. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

    • A 24-year-old man was shot in the face Saturday night in the South Shore neighborhood. The man was walking in the 2700 block of East 76th Street about 10:45 p.m. when two gunmen approached and opened fire, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is in good condition. Police added the man is a documented gang member.

    • A 33-year-old man was shot in both ankles early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood. The man was shot about 1:38 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Fullerton. He told police he was walking when he “heard shots and felt pain.” He showed up at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he is in good condition, according to police.

    • A woman was seriously wounded in a shooting early Sunday in the South Side McKinley Park neighborhood. The 45-year-old was sitting on a porch with friends in the 3800 block of South Honore about 2:30 a.m. when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said. She was shot in the abdomen and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

    • A woman was hurt in a drive-by shooting Saturday night in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. The 35-year-old woman was walking in the 1200 block of North Maplewood about 9:50 p.m. when someone in a vehicle fired shots, police said. She was shot in the ankle and taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in good condition, police said.

    • A woman was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side Saturday night. The victim, a female, was struck in the leg about 9:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Maplewood, according to preliminary information from police. She was taken to a hospital in good condition, police said. Additional details weren’t immediately available.

    • A boy was wounded in a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting on the West Side. The boy, described only as a juvenile, was shot in the leg in the 2600 block of West Division at 6:30 p.m., police said. He took himself to Norwegian American Hospital, where he was in good condition. Further details were not known.

    • Two men were wounded — one critically — in a Logan Square neighborhood drive-by shooting Saturday evening. The men, 27 and 34, were outside about 5:20 p.m. in the 3500 block of West McLean when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. The older man was shot in the chest and hip and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, police said. The younger man was shot in the leg and taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in good condition. Police said the shooting was gang-related.

    • A teenage boy was shot in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood Saturday evening. The teen, whose age wasn’t known, was shot in the head in the 4500 block of South Francisco at 5:27 p.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

    • Two men were wounded — one critically — in a Logan Square neighborhood shooting Saturday evening. The men, 27 and 34, were shot in the 3500 block of West McLean at 5:20 p.m., police said. The 34-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, police said. The other man was shot in the leg and taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where his condition wasn’t immediately known.

    • A man was wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. The 27-year-old was standing in the street in the 6500 block of South Justine about 2 p.m. when someone crossed a vacant lot and fired at him, police said. The man was shot in the left arm and back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

    • A man was shot in the face in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side Saturday afternoon. The 21-year-old was shot in the 2200 block of North Karlov at 1:55 p.m., police said. A source said he may have shot himself and that he is being uncooperative. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

    • A man was shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side Saturday afternoon. The 34-year-old was shot in the left leg about 3 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Cottage Grove, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, according to police.

    • A 23-year-old man was shot Saturday afternoon in Logan Square on the Northwest Side. He was standing on a sidewalk about 3:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Belden when a gunman walked up and shot him in the knee, police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said. The shooter then got into a vehicle and drove off. The 23-year-old declined medical treatment at the scene, police said.

    • A man was shot early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. About 2:15 a.m., the 37-year-old was walking with friends in the 5700 block of West Bloomingdale, when someone exited a vehicle nearby and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the arm and was taken in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, police said.

    A man was shot by a Chicago Police officer early Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood. About 12:10 a.m., the Area Central gun unit received a call of men with guns near East 71st Street and South Merrill Avenue, said Chicago Police Deputy Chief Berscott Ruiz. As officers responded, one of four people standing on the corner took off running, Ruiz said. A chase ensued and an officer saw the 23-year-old man holding a weapon, authorities said. The officer told him to drop the gun and put his hands up, but instead he turned and raised the gun toward the officer. The officer then shot the man several times, Ruiz said. A weapon was recovered at the scene and no police officers were injured.

    • A man was shot in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side Friday night. About 11:20 p.m., the 23-year-old was walking in the 6400 block of South Vernon when a male walked out of a gangway and shot him in the leg, police said. A friend drove the man to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

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