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Chicago Gun Violence: 5 Dead, at Least 71 Hurt in Weekend Shootings

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Chicago police say that five people were killed and at least 71 others were wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported at approximately 4:36 a.m. Saturday. Police say a 25-year-old man was discovered lying on a sidewalk in the 2600 block of West Thomas Street, the victim of a single shot to his torso.

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

No suspects are in custody, and Area Three detectives are investigating.

Less than an hour later, another fatal shooting was reported in the 6100 block of North McCormick. Police say four men were involved in a verbal altercation when a man pulled out a weapon and began firing at the group.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the chest and leg, and was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Three other men were shot, and all three individuals were taken to area hospitals, where their conditions had stabilized by Sunday morning, police said.

No suspects are in custody, and Area Five detectives are investigating.

Here are the rest of the shootings reported in the city so far this weekend:

Friday –

  • A 20-year-old man was standing in front of a residence in the 1500 block of North Mayfield at approximately 8:05 p.m. when he was shot in the left leg. Police say the man was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.
  • At approximately 9:06 p.m. in the 200 block of South Cicero, a 56-year-old woman was standing outside when she heard shots and was struck in the leg by gunfire. She was taken to an area hospital, where her condition had stabilized, police said.
  • In the 13200 block of South Corliss at approximately 9:10 p.m., a 29-year-old man was walking when he was shot in the foot, according to police. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
  • Police say that a 26-year-old man was walking in an alley in the 5000 block of West Gladys Avenue at approximately 10:30 p.m. when he was shot in the torso and arm. The man was uncooperative with the investigation, and was in critical condition at an area hospital.
  • A 28-year-old woman was riding in a car in the 2800 block of South Wallace at approximately 11:25 p.m. when she was shot in the elbow. The woman said that there were three men standing on a sidewalk who shot at the car, then fled the scene. She was in good condition at an area hospital, police said.
  • At approximately 11:27 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Indiana, a 27-year-old man was shot in the ankle. Police say he was uncooperative, and his condition is unknown at this time.
  • In the 7000 block of South Indiana at approximately 11:48 p.m., a group of individuals were standing outside when a person on a red moped began shooting at them, according to police. A 28-year-old woman was shot three times, and is in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the head, and is in critical condition. A 28-year-old woman was shot twice in the thigh, and her condition has stabilized. A 31-year-old man was also shot in the thigh, and his condition has also stabilized.

Saturday –

  • Police say that a 39-year-old man was standing in the 200 block of South Wabash just before 1 a.m. when he was approached by three men who attempted to rob him. When the victim refused to comply, he was shot in the ankle, and the three men fled the scene in a black SUV. The man was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • A 20-year-old man was driving in the 1200 block of North Ashland at approximately 1:20 a.m. when a person in a black SUV fired shots at him. The man was hit by gunfire, and his condition was stabilized at a local hospital.
  • At approximately 2:25 a.m., two people were standing outside when they were shot by an individual in a passing vehicle. A 25-year-old man was shot in the arm, hip and abdomen, while a 28-year-old man was shot in the back. Both men were uncooperative with authorities, according to police.
  • In the 600 block of West 61st Place at approximately 2:59 a.m., a 54-year-old man was standing outside when he was shot in the torso, according to police. The man was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.
  • Police say two men were standing in the 6300 block of South Hoyne at approximately 3:51 a.m. when they saw a red laser pointing at them. The two men were then shot. A 19-year-old was hit in the upper back, and a 20-year-old was shot in the right thigh. Both were taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • A 25-year-old man was in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 300 block of West 87th Street at approximately 4:07 a.m. when the rear window of the vehicle shattered from a single gunshot. The bullet hit the man in the head, and he was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, police said.
  • At approximately 4:24 a.m. in the 200 block of South Central Park, two men traveling in separate vehicles were both shot by an individual in a black Infiniti sedan, according to police. A 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and wrist, and was listed in serious condition at an area hospital. The other driver, a 27-year-old man, suffered a graze wound, and was treated and released.
  • In the 2300 block of West Ogden at approximately 9 a.m., two men were sitting in a vehicle at a traffic light when two men got out of a nearby car and began firing shots. The driver, a 21-year-old man, was shot in the head, and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The passenger was shot in the right leg, and was taken to an area hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
  • Police say a 21-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 1500 block of South Sawyer at approximately 5:58 p.m. when he was shot in the left leg. The man was taken to an area hospital, where his condition had stabilized.
  • A 17-year-old boy was on the street in the 8900 block of South Morgan Avenue at approximately 6:17 p.m. when he suffered a graze wound to his head from a gunshot. Police say the teen was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • At approximately 10:34 p.m. in the 1500 block of West 61st Street, a 28-year-old man was sitting in his living room when shots were fired through the front window, striking him in the head and neck. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to police.
  • In the 5600 block of West Madison at approximately 10:55 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was walking outside when he was shot in the hand, police said. The teen was taken to a local hospital by his parents, and was listed in good condition.

Sunday –

  • A 38-year-old man was driving in the 5900 block of West Wabansia at approximately 12:15 a.m. when a dark-colored vehicle bumped him at a stop sign. The man got out to inspect for damage, and at that point a man got out of the other vehicle and fired shots, hitting him in the arm. The man was taken to an area hospital in fair condition, police said. Originally authorities said the man’s vehicle had been stolen, but it was later determined that the incident was not a carjacking.
  • Police say a 62-year-old woman was sitting outside a residence in the 6200 block of South Laflin at approximately 12:25 a.m. when she was shot in the elbow. She was taken to an area hospital, where she was listed in good condition.
  • A 34-year-old man told police he got into an altercation with another man in the 4800 block of South Throop at approximately 12:27 a.m., and the other man pulled out a weapon and shot him in the hand. Police say the man was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • At approximately 1:23 a.m. in the 200 block of East 107th Street, a 26-year-old man was standing outside when he was shot in the back. Police say the man was taken to an area hospital in serious condition, but witnesses are being uncooperative in the case.
  • Officers were called to Mount Sinai at approximately 1:30 a.m. to talk to a 30-year-old man, who had suffered a graze wound to his shoulder in a shooting. The man said he couldn’t recall where he had been shot, or any details about the shooting.
  • In the 600 block of North Troy at approximately 1:55 a.m., a 21-year-old woman said that she had been shot in the leg while on a party bus. It is not known whether the shots were fired from inside or outside of the bus, and the bus has not been located. The woman was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • Police say a 36-year-old man was found in the 800 block of North Central Park after being shot in the leg. He refused to speak to officers, and was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • A 34-year-old man was shot in the chest inside of a residence in the 8800 block of South Houston, according to police. The man refused to speak to officers about the incident, and was taken to an area hospital in fair condition.
  • At approximately 3:40 a.m. in the 6400 block of South Marshfield, a 33-year-old man got into a fight with an acquaintance, and the other man pulled out a weapon and shot him in the groin, leg, shoulder and head. Police say the gunman has not been located, and the victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was reported to be in fair condition.
  • A 29-year-old man was shot approximately 1:14 p.m. in the 2900 block of East 79th Street, police said. The male victim was on the sidewalk when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and an unknown offender inside the vehicle produced a firearm and fired shots at the victim. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and back and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police stated.
  • In the 7600 block of South Cottage Grove at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 22-year-old man was in a vehicle traveling eastbound on 76th Street when he was shot in the left hand, police said. The victim was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • At approximately 1:19 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, a man was on the sidewalk when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and an unknown offender produced a firearm, firing shots at the victim, authorities said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right foot and was transported to Jackson Park Hospital in stable condition.
  • A 20-year-old man was on the street in the 100 block of North Oakley at approximately 5:04 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and two unknown offenders exited the vehicle, police said. The offenders then produced firearms and fired shots at the victim, police said. He sustained a gunshot wound to the left leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
  • In the 3200 block of West 15th Street at approximately 5:22 p.m., two 17-year-old boys were in an alley when an unknown vehicle pulled up and two unknown offenders exited the vehicle, police said. One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and right leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The second individual was shot in the left shoulder and neck and was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • At approximately 6:37 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Fletcher, a 23-year-old man was in an alley when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and an unknown offender fired shots, police said. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.
  • In the 5700 block of West Ohio at approximately 7:41 p.m., a 26-year-old man was on the street when an unknown male offender approached him and fired shots, according to police. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm and chest and was transported to Loyola University Medical Center where he was reported to be in critical condition.
  • A 27-year-old man was in a vehicle parked on the street in the 3700 block of West Lexington at approximately 7:26 p.m. when he sustained a gunshot wound to the head, police said. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • At approximately 8:19 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Kingston, a 28-year-old man was outside when he heard shots and felt pain, police stated. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the elbow, leg and heal. He was listed in stable condition, authorities said.
  • In the 5100 block of South Whipple at approximately 8:19 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the right leg while standing outside. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and listed in stable condition.
  • A total of six people were shot at approximately 8:44 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 71st Street, police said. According to authorities, four men, a woman and a teenage boy were standing outside when an unidentified person in a black SUV drove up and opened fire. The female victim, whose age hasn't been released, was taken to an area hospital where she later died. Two 21-year-old men sustained gunshot wounds to the body and were reported to be in stable condition. The teenage boy, a 19-year-old man and another man were also said to be in stable condition at the hospital, police said.
  • At around 9:02 p.m., two 15-year-old boys were shot in the 1200 block of South Lawndale, according to police. One was shot in the leg and his mother took him to St. Anthony Hospital where he was listed in good condition. The second boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition with one gunshot wound to the hand.
  • At around 10:53 p.m., 11 people were shot, one fatally, near South Artesian Avenue and West 63rd Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, according to police

Monday –

  • At around 12:13 a.m., a 35-year-old man was in an alley in the 7900 block of South Crandon when he was shot by an unknown offender. He was shot in the hand and in good condition, according to police, who said he refused to go to the hospital.
  • Two men were at a gas station in the 7400 block of South Stony Island at around 12:46 a.m. when someone in a black Jeep traveling southbound began shooting in their direction. A 34-year-old man was shot in the thigh and a 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, both listed in good condition at the University of Chicago Hospital.
  • At around 1:05 a.m., police said officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 11700 block of South Laflin where they found a 24-year-old man unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • A 24-year-old woman had just exited her car in the 1200 block of South Fairfield at around 1:31 a.m. when she heard shots and felt pain, according to police. Authorities said she was shot in the torso and took herself to Stroger Hospital, where she was in good condition.
  • At around 1:35 a.m., a 39-year-old woman was outside in the 500 block of East 53rd Street when she was shot at by an unidentified offender, police said. The woman was shot once in the thigh and was listed in stable condition at the University of Chicago Hospital.
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