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Chicago Gun Violence: 101 Shot, 16 Fatally, in Fourth of July Weekend Shootings

Chicago police say at least 101 people have been shot, 16 fatally, in shootings across the city over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred at approximately 5:22 p.m. in Hermosa on the city's Northwest Side. Police say a 22-year-old man was on a sidewalk in the 2700 block of N. Kilbourn when some in a light-colored vehicle came up, exited and began firing shots.

The 22-year-old was shot in the head and body and transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

Less than an hour later, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood, police said. At approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim and another 20-year-old man were sitting in a vehicle in the 3900 block of West 16th Street, waiting for a light to change, when an unknown offender approached and fired shots.

The first victim was shot two times in the torso and three times in the back, according to authorities. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and subsequently pronounced dead. The other victim, a passenger in the vehicle, was shot once in the leg and listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.

In Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, a 40-year-old man was playing music in his apartment in the 7400 block of South Emerald when a neighbor made "several complaints" about the noise, police said.

The man answered his front door at approximately 11:22 p.m. and was engaged in a verbal altercation when an unknown person produced a handgun and shot the man in the torso. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Early Saturday morning at approximately 1:23 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 2200 block of North Lockwood and found a 19-year-old man lying on the sidewalk unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and pronounced dead.

At approximately 4:42 a.m. Saturday, a 39-year-old man was traveling in the rear seat of a vehicle in the 4400 block of West Cermak when the back window shattered, according to police. The man was shot in the back of the head and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. No one has been placed in custody.

In the 10-100 block of North Menard at approximately 10:46 p.m. Saturday, two men and a woman were standing outside in the alley when a 33-year-old man began shooting at the three, police said.

A 32-year-old man was shot multiple times in the body and is listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital. The 45-year-old woman was shot once in the head and was pronounced dead. A second man, 49, sustained one gunshot wound to the buttocks and was transported to Stroger Hospital in stable condition. A 49-year-old man who is a concealed carry holder saw the incident and fired shots at the shooter, who was hit once in the arm and once in the hip.

The man was placed in custody and transported to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, according to police.

In the 6100 block of South Wabash at approximately 1:05 a.m. Monday morning, an unknown person in a vehicle fired numerous shots at six people, according to officials.

A 21-year-old man was shot twice in the head and a 26-year-old man was shot in the torso. Both were pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in the elbow and listed in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center. A girl, 12, suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was listed in critical condition at Comer Children's Hospital. A 13-year-old boy was also taken to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the left hand.

A 34-year-old woman suffered two graze wounds to the body, but was listed in good condition and released on the scene, police said.

There is no one in custody and Area One detectives are investigating.

Just over an hour later at 2:08 a.m, two men were outside in the 1800 block of South Kildare when they were hit by gunshots from an unknown person. A man, approximately 30-years-old was hit multiple times in the body and was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

The second man, 62, sustained one gunshot wound to the knee and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition. There was no one in custody as of Monday afternoon and Area Four detectives are investigating.

At approximately 9:14 a.m. Monday morning, a 34-year-old man was found unresponsive inside a vehicle in the 3400 block of West 26th Street, police stated. The victim was driving when unknown offenders fired gunshots, causing him to become unresponsive and crash into a parked vehicle, according to police. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Monday evening, at approximately 5:19 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Aberdeen, a 48-year-old man was fatally shot during an argument with an unknown offender. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At around 10 p.m. Monday, a 26-year-old man was standing outside next to a car in the 200 block of East 59th Street when someone in a passing car shot him in the chest, according to police. Officials said he got into the passenger seat of a friend's car who then began to drive him before stopping in the 5700 block of South Calumet, where emergency personnel responded to the scene and took him to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Here are the other shootings that have been reported:

Friday -

  • A 17-year-old male was shot in the thigh around 5:26 p.m. in the 300 block of South Western, police said. He was traveling in a vehicle as a passenger, police said, when he heard several shots and felt pain. He was listed in stable condition, according to police.
  • In the 10400 block of South Aberdeen at approximately 5:50 p.m., a 41-year-old man was traveling in a vehicle southbound when an unknown person on the sidewalk produced a firearm and began firing shots, police said. The man was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.
  • At approximately 7 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Kenneth, a 21-year-old woman was shot by a man during an altercation inside an apartment, police said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the hip and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. One person was being questioned late Friday, police said.
  • A 62-year-old man was struck by gunfire at approximately 7:49 p.m. in the 200 block of East 47th Street, authorities said. According to police, an offender exited a Jeep and began shooting at a crowd. He then entered a Chevy Impala, fled the scene and then struck a vehicle. A male victim inside the vehicle was taken to the hospital in stable condition, police stated. The offender was placed into custody and taken to the hospital for treatment. The 62-year-old man who was shot was listed in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
  • A 28-year-old man was shot at approximately 8:29 p.m. in the 11200 block of South Vernon, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and pronounced dead.
  • At approximately 9:27 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Lawndale, a 34-year-old man was standing outside when a dark-colored sedan pulled up and someone inside started shooting. The victim was shot in the leg and listed in good condition at Norwegian Hospital.
  • In the 8400 block of South Vincennes at approximately 11:29 p.m., a 19-year-old man was outside when he was shot in the left leg. He was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

Saturday -

  • A 39-year-old man was driving in the 6600 block of South King Drive at approximately 1:13 a.m. when an unknown person in a passing black SUV fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.
  • At approximately 3:17 a.m. in the 9700 block of South Oglesby, a 26-year-old man was outside when an unknown person in a vehicle shot at him and left, according to officials. The man was shot once in each leg and was listed as in stable condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital.
  • A 32-year-old man was working in the 4800 block of West Fulton when two men entered at around 9:50 a.m., police said. One man picked up a chair and began swinging it at the 32-year-old and the second man produced a handgun and began firing shots. He was shot in the left thigh and was taken to West Suburban Hospital in stable condition.
  • At approximately 6:58 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Cicero, police responded to a call and found a man who had been shot inside a vehicle, Chicago police said. The victim, who is approximately 20 years old, sustained three gunshot wounds to the torso and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. He later died, police said, and the incident was classified as a homicide. Police later said two additional men were shot in the incident. A 32-year-old man and a 27-year old man were both shot once in the arm and were both listed in good condition. Witnesses said an unidentified occupant of a black Audi SUV shot at all three victims.
  • A 40-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds at approximately 7:38 p.m. in the 12300 block of South Princeton, police stated. The man was sitting in his vehicle when he was shot, according to authorities. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
  • A 17-year-old man who attempted to rob another man at gunpoint was shot in the arm at about 8:30 p.m. while struggling with the victim in the 3900 block of West Lexington, police said. He was taken to the hospital in good condition.
  • A 17-year-old male was shot twice in the head while in a basement with several people at about 9:29 p.m. in the 12000 block of South Yale, police said. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police said a firearm was discovered outside of the home, but according to police, "the victim was unable to provide details due to the severity of his injuries."
  • A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the shoulder at about 9:35 p.m. while walking outside in the 6200 block of South Eberhart, police said. Several shots were fired, police said, and one struck the victim. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
  • Three people were injured outside at about 10:45 p.m. when two unidentified men shot in their direction in the 2800 block of West Belden and fled, police said. A 31-year-old man was shot in the left chest and listed in critical condition, a 22-year-old woman was shot in the right thigh and listed in stable condition, and a 30-year-old woman was shot in the arm and listed in good condition, according to police.
  • A 19-year-old man was fatally shot at about 11:01 p.m. in 2600 block of West Van Buren, police said. According to police, the man was a passenger in a vehicle when several shots were fired and the victim was struck. He was shot five times, according to police, and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
  • A group of men was standing outside at about 11:49 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 89th, police said, when an unidentified occupant of a vehicle drove past and began shooting. A 51-year-old man was shot three times in the leg and listed in critical condition, a 50-year-old man was shot once in the buttocks and listed in good condition, a 49-year-old man was shot three times and listed in stable condition, and a 40-year-old man was shot once in the shoulder and listed in stable condition, according to police.

Sunday -

  • A 46-year-old woman was shot in the arm at about 12:02 a.m. by a relative, police said, during a domestic-related argument inside of a residential building in the 3300 block of West Wilson. The woman was initially reported in good condition, police said. Her relative was placed into custody, and charges were pending, according to police.
  • A 25-year-old man was shot in the arm at about 12:15 a.m. while he was walking in the 10500 block of South Maryland, police said. According to police, the victim said he didn't see the offender or know where the shots came from. He took himself to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in good condition, according to police.
  • Two women were standing outside in a group at about 1:33 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place when they were shot, police said. A 25-year-old woman was shot in the hip and a 29-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder, according to police. Both were initially reported in critical condition. Police said no one in the group saw where the shots came from.
  • A man was fatally shot at about 6:09 a.m. in the 200 block of West Division, police said. The man was walking across the street when another man walked toward him and they "exchanged words," according to police. The offender began firing shots and struck the man in the torso, police said. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, police said.
  • A 29-year-old man was shot in the back at about 1 p.m. while in an alley in the 8800 block of South Escanaba at approximately, police said. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.
  • A 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg at about 12:45 p.m. in the 3000 block of East 91st Street, police said. The man was "involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown offender," according to police, when the offender fired shots, striking the man. He was taken to the hospital in good condition.
  • In the 1300 block of North Greenview at approximately 3 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was walking when she heard a gunshot, according to authorities. The victim ran from the location and later discovered she had been shot in the leg. The victim self-transported to MacNeal Hospital and was said to be in good condition.
  • At approximately 2:23 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Shore Drive, a 19-year-old man was inside a residence when an unknown individual entered and fired shots, striking the victim, police said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was listed in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
  • In the 7400 block of South Western Avenue at approximately 2:25 p.m., a 28-year-old man and 33-year-old man were traveling northbound when another vehicle pulled alongside, and someone inside fired shots at both victims. Both men were injured and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
  • A 22-year-old man was shot in the lower left leg at approximately 3:43 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Bennett, police said. The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and listed in good condition.
  • In the 11700 block of South Normal at approximately 4:40 p.m., a 5-year-old girl was in an alley when an unknown offender shot her in the right leg, police stated. The girl was taken to Roseland Hospital in stable condition.
  • At approximately 5:20 p.m. in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road, a 34-year-old man was on the sidewalk when an unknown offender approached and fired shots at the victim, according to authorities. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg and was transported to Weiss Memorial Hospital in good condition.
  • Two men were injured in a shooting at approximately 6:17 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Ohio, according to police. A 27-year-old man was walking outside when he heard several shots and felt pain. The victim suffered one gunshot wound and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A second victim, a 23-year-old man, was shot in the arm, police stated. He was treated and released from the hospital.
  • A 35 year-old-man was outside in the 900 block of West 95th Street when he began to feel pain on his hip, police said. The man originally thought he was struck by fireworks and later determined he was shot in the hip. He was transported to Christ Hospital in stable condition. An 11-year old child was injured in the chest area and was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. The injury of the child had not been determined as a gun shot wound as of Monday afternoon, according to police.
  • In the 100 block of North Francisco at approximately 9:55 p.m., a 40-year-old man was outside when several shots were fired, striking him in the ankle. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition. A 49-year-old man was also shot in the foot and is listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital. The second man, 37, was shot in the neck and listed in critical condition.
  • In the 11500 block of South Front Street at approximately 10:33 p.m., a 34-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were in the backyard of a residence when an unknown vehicle pulled up and an unknown person inside the vehicle produced a gun and fired shots at the two. The 34-year-old woman sustained "multiple gunshot wounds" to the stomach and was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition. The 37-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back and was transported to Christ Hospital in stable condition. 
  • A 49-year-old victim was outside in the 3000 block of East 79th Place at approximately 10:44 p.m. when an unidentified person in a vehicle drove past and began shooting. The individual was shot once in the leg and twice in the chest. The person was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
  • At approximately 11:27 p.m., a 29-year-old man was outside on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Mason when he heard shots and felt pain, suffering a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. He did not see who fired the shots nor did he know from where the shots came before he was dropped off by an unknown person at Stroger Hospital where he is reported to be in fair condition.
  • At approximately 10 p.m., police went to Stroger Hospital after a man brought himself to the center with "multiple gunshot wounds to the thigh." He was listed in critical condition.
  • A 48-year-old man was shot in the thigh at approximately 10:38 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Leclaire, police said. The victim stated he heard a shot fired and felt pain, police said.

Monday -

  • A 51-year-old man was outside sitting on the curb in the 4200 block of West Carroll at approximately 12:15 a.m. when he heard several shots fired and felt pain. The man was shot in the right thigh and listed in good condition at Norwegian Hospital.
  • In the 3400 block of West Monroe at approximately 12:17 a.m., a 21-year-old man was outside on the sidewalk among a group when an unknown person inside of a black car fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was initially reported in good condition and transported to Stroger Hospital.
  • At approximately 1:04 a.m. in the 100 block of East 119th Street, two people were standing outside on the sidewalk among a group when an unknown person inside of a gray SUV fired shots, striking them both. A 43-year-old woman was shot in the back and took herself to Roseland Hospital in fair condition. A 6-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.
  • In the 4100 block of South Wells at approximately 1:10 a.m., a 41-year-old man was outside when an unknown person in a white truck fired several shots in his direction. The man sustained one gunshot wound to the abdomen and was listed in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
  • At around 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of North Long, an unknown individual on foot fired shots in the direction of officers dispersing a large group, according to police. The shots struck a commander in the foot and grazed a sergeant in the leg, officials said. Both were taken to an area hospital in good condition, according to police.
  • In the 5800 block of South King Drive at approximately 2:17 a.m., a man took himself to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg and was listed in fair condition.
  • At approximately 3:08 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Albany, two men were sitting on a porch when were both shot, police said. A 28-year-old man was shot in the back and torso before he was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The second man, 34, was shot in the chest and leg before being transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 39-year-old man was standing outside with a group of people at approximately 3:25 a.m. in the 5800 block of South Peoria when an unknown occupant inside of passing vehicle fired shots, striking him in the hand. He took himself to Holy Cross Hospital and was listed in good condition.
  • A 27-year-old man was driving a car in the 2200 block of East 102nd Street at approximately 2:31 a.m. when an unknown occupant inside a passing vehicle fired shots, striking him in the leg. After being shot, the victim collided with a parked car, and his vehicle crashed into a house, police stated. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.
  • In the 5100 block of South Indiana at approximately 12:45 a.m., a 25-year-old man stated he was outside when several shots were fired, and he felt pain. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
  • At approximately 5:03 a.m. in the 6100 block of West Fullerton, a 27-year-old man was shot in the upper chest and back, police stated. The victim was transported to the hospital and said to be in stable condition.
  • A 25-year-old woman was shot while on a front porch at approximately 5:45 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Lowe, according to police. An unknown man fired shots from across the street, striking the victim in the right hip. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • Two people were injured in a shooting at approximately 9:38 a.m. in the 300 block of West 23rd Street, police stated. A 27-year-old woman and 41-year-old man were on the sidewalk when someone in a vehicle drove up and fired shots, police said. The female victim was shot in both legs and listed in serious condition. The male victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and self-transported to Mercy Hospital, authorities stated.
  • In the 9700 block of South Merrion at approximately 11:58 a.m., a 33-year-old man was on the street when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside produced a gun, firing shots, police stated. The victim was shot multiple times and taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in critical condition.
  • At approximately 3:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of East 73rd Place, a 32-year-old man was inside a residence when an unknown offender approached, produced a handgun and fired shots, police said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and a graze wound to the neck. He self-transported and was listed in good condition at Jackson Park Hospital.
  • A 17-year-old boy was shot at approximately 4:54 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Augusta, according to police. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to both thighs and was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • In the 6600 block of South Langley at approximately 5:52 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was on the sidewalk when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots. The victim was shot in the back and taken to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition.
  • Two people sustained injuries in a shooting at approximately 4:49 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Emerald, according to police. A 19-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition. The second victim, a 35-year-old man, was shot in the left arm and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
  • A 15-year-old boy was on the front porch of a residence in the 700 block of East 132nd Street at approximately 9:07 p.m. when someone shot him in the left leg, police stated. The victim was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in good condition.
  • At around 8:28 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Clarendon, authorities said two teens were walking when they were shot, possibly by someone inside a passing black sedan. A 16-year-old girl was grazed in the ankle and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to police. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back, hip and leg and was taken in critical condition to Weiss Memorial before being transferred to Illinois Masonic, officials said.
  • At around 10:26 p.m., a 27-year-old man was driving in the 7300 block of South May when he was shot in the head and leg, according to police, who said he then crashed his car into a fence. Authorities said he was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
  • A 37-year-old man was outside at around 10 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Eggleston when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. He was shot in the leg and told investigators he did not see the offender or know where the shots came from. Authorities said he drove himself to Holy Cross Hospital and was subsequently transferred to Mount Sinai where he was in fair condition.

Tuesday -

  • At around 12:35 a.m., officials said an 18-year-old man was walking in the 7300 block of South University when someone inside of a passing black SUV opened fire, striking him on the lower backside. He was taken in serious condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to police.
  • A 32-year-old man was sitting in his parked car in the 9200 block of South Harper at around 1:05 a.m. when an unknown male approached and opened fire, shooting him in the leg, according to police. Authorities said he drove himself to Trinity Hospital and was in fair condition.
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