Chicago gun violence

Chicago Gun Violence: 6 Dead, at Least 48 Injured in Weekend Shootings

Six people have been killed and at least 48 others wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago so far this weekend.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday. According to police, an 18-year-old man was standing on a street in the 5100 block of West Fullerton when a person in a passing vehicle fired shots at him, striking him in the leg, chest and back.

Police say that the teen was pronounced dead at the scene, and an investigation remains underway.

Illinois State Police reported a fatal shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway near Damen Avenue on Friday evening. At approximately 8:34 p.m., three walk-in victims arrived at a local hospital, saying that they had been shot on the expressway, according to police.

One of the individuals hit during the shooting was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the other two victims were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic was diverted off of Interstate 290 onto Western Avenue until approximately 1 a.m. as police investigated the shooting. All lanes have since reopened, and an investigation remains underway.

Another fatal shooting was reported at 12:40 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of North Pulaski.

According to police, a 59-year-old man was driving a vehicle when a person in another vehicle began shooting at him, striking him in the upper back and in the right arm.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was later pronounced dead. No suspects are in custody, and Area Five detectives are investigating the shooting.

Police say a 25-year-old man was on a sidewalk in the 800 block of East 54th Street at approximately 8:15 p.m. when he was shot in the torso by a person in a white-colored vehicle.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, and was pronounced dead. No suspects are in custody, and police are continuing to investigate.

Just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 7500 block of South Saint Lawrence, two people were standing in a group and were shot.

Further information on the shooter wasn’t available, but the incident left two people hit by gunfire. A 33-year-old man was shot in the chest, and was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A 34-year-old woman was taken to an area hospital after being shot in the leg, and she was listed in fair condition.

On Sunday afternoon, a fatal shooting happened in the city's Belmont Central neighborhood, killing a 7-year-old girl and injuring her 6-year-old sister.

In the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue at approximately 2:50 p.m., 6-year-old and 7-year-old sisters were in the backseat of a parked vehicle when they were both shot by an unknown person, according to authorities.

The 7-year-old was shot in the chest and torso, and transported to Loyola Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, police said. The 6-year-old was taken to the same hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and right armpit.

Area Five Detectives are investigating.

Friday –

  • In the 6300 block of South Honore at approximately 5:30 p.m., a 35-year-old man was standing on a front porch of a residence when multiple men approached on foot and fired shots at him. Police say the man was hit in the head and chest, and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
  • At approximately 6:50 p.m. in the 500 block of West 61st Street, a 40-year-old man was walking when a person in a dark-colored SUV opened fire, striking him in the upper right leg. Police say the man was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • A 14-year-old girl was walking in the 3000 block of South State Street when she became involved in a verbal altercation with another individual. During that altercation, a person pulled out a weapon and shot the girl in the right shoulder and wrist, according to police. She was taken to a local hospital in good condition.
  • Police say a 42-year-old man was walking through a park in the 2900 block of West Marquette at approximately 10:57 p.m. when a man approached him, pulled out a weapon and told him to empty his pockets. The man refused and reached for the weapon. The gunman opened fire and shot him in the hand, and the victim was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
  • In the 3600 block of South California at approximately 11:28 p.m., two men were driving in a vehicle when they were shot. Police say a 34-year-old man was hit below the eye and in the arm, and was listed in critical condition. A 42-year-old man was hit in the leg, and his condition has since stabilized.

Saturday –

  • At approximately 2:46 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Trumbull, a 19-year-old man was sitting in a car at a stop sign when he heard several shots and was struck in the shoulder. The man was uncooperative with police, and his condition had stabilized at a local hospital.
  • A 21-year-old woman was standing in the 4500 block of South Wood at approximately 2:56 a.m. when she was shot in the thigh. She wasn’t able to provide any additional details to police.
  • Police say a 28-year-old man was standing in the 900 block of North Harding at approximately 8:30 a.m. when he was shot multiple times in the back. The man was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
  • In the 3500 block of West Fifth Avenue at approximately 2:02 p.m., a 20-year-old man was outside on a porch when two unknown men drove up in a dark-colored SUV when an occupant from the vehicle fired shots, striking him in the left thigh. The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 15-year-old boy was sitting in a park in the 1400 block of East 89th Street at approximately 4:38 p.m. when a person in a gray Chrysler drove by and shot him in the right arm, thigh and hip. According to police, the teen was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
  • In the 1300 block of West 71st Street at approximately 9:07 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was driving a vehicle when she heard gunfire. She was struck in the hip, and drove her car to a gas station at 71st and Ashland, where an ambulance transported her to an area hospital. She was listed in good condition, according to police.
  • A 21-year-old man was in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt at approximately 9:37 p.m. when he was shot in the leg, according to police. The man was self-transported to an area hospital in fair condition.
  • At approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Green, a 30-year-old man was in an alley when a man walked up to him and fired shots, striking him in the leg. According to police, the man was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
  • Police say three people were injured in a shooting in the 6200 block of South Rhodes. At approximately 11:37 p.m., the individuals were in an apartment when they were shot by an unknown assailant. A 49-year-old woman was on the steps of the apartment, and was shot in the torso. A 55-year-old man was inside the building on the steps when he was shot in the leg. A 17-year-old boy was in a hallway inside the building when he was shot in the shoulder, hand and leg. All three are in serious condition, police said.

Sunday –

  • A 37-year-old man was standing outside a residence in the 10500 block of South Wentworth at approximately 12:55 a.m. when he was shot in the arm. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in fair condition.
  • In the 4600 block of South Ellis at approximately 12:59 a.m., a 24-year-old man was walking when a person in a black sedan fired shots, striking him multiple times. Police say the man was taken to an area hospital, where he is in serious condition.
  • At approximately 1:26 a.m. in the 2700 block of South Drake, two men were in a traveling vehicle when they were struck by gunfire. A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg, and a 30-year-old man was shot multiple times, according to police. Both were transported to area hospitals in critical condition.
  • Police say a 28-year-old woman was dropped off at St. Bernard Hospital after being shot in the chest. The shooting occurred in the 700 block of West 69th Street, but further details are not known. The woman is in fair condition.
  • Just before 1 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 21st Street, a 17-year-old boy was driving when a person dressed in all-black fired shots, striking him in the back. The teen drove himself to a hospital, where he was treated and released, according to police.
  • Three men were discovered at a gas station after they had been shot in the first block of West 87th Street at approximately 2 a.m., police said. A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were both injured, and were taken to an area hospital in good condition. A 19-year-old was shot in the lower backside, and was also listed in good condition.
  • In the 400 block of East Illinois at approximately 2:16 a.m., a 34-year-old man was driving when a vehicle pulled up alongside him and a person inside opened fire, striking him in the abdomen. A relative of the man drove him to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
  • Four people were standing in front of a residence in the 1300 block of East 75th Street at approximately 12:26 a.m. when they were shot by an unknown assailant, police said. A 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were both shot in the leg, and a 35-year-old man and a 45-year-old man were each shot in the arm and leg. All four were listed in good condition at area hospitals.
  • At approximately 2:24 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Leland, three people were in a car when they were shot, according to police. A 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach, and was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. An 18-year-old woman was shot in the hip and lower backside, and was in serious condition. A 23-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the head, and is in fair condition.
  • Police say two men were shot in the 2800 block of West 12th Place at approximately 3:30 a.m. A 32-year-old was shot in the chest and stomach, while a 37-year-old was shot in the chest and lower back. Both are listed in critical condition at area hospitals.
  • In the 5200 block of South Sangamon at approximately 4:36 a.m., a 39-year-old man was getting into a car when a person inside a passing white SUV fired shots, striking him in the head. The man was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, according to police.
  • At approximately 6:55 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Homan, a 37-year-old man was on the sidewalk when he was shot in the right side by an unknown person, police said. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.
  • In the 700 block of East 81st Street at approximately 7:22 p.m., a 23-year-old man was on the street when an unknown person approached, produced a gun and fired shots at him, police said. The man sustained a gunshot wound to the left leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in stable condition.
  • A 49-year-old man was standing in a park in the 1500 block of South California Avenue at approximately 7:13 p.m. when he was shot in the right leg by an unknown person, police said. The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
  • Just before 10 p.m., a 21-year-old woman was wounded when a gunshot came through a wall of a bedroom in an apartment in the 2100 block of North Kilbourn, police said. The woman was shot in the neck and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition, according to authorities.
  • At about 10:12 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Colfax, a 21-year-old man was shot while walking on the sidewalk, authorities said. The man told police he was walking when he heard gunshots and felt pain. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center for a wound to the right leg and left ankle. Area Two detectives are investigating, police said.
  • Around 11:15 p.m., a 16-year-old boy became the latest minor to be shot in the city. The teen told police he was standing on a sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Wolcott when someone walked up and fired shots. He suffered a graze wound to the face and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, police said.
  • Just before midnight, a 31-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting as he stood inside a restaurant in the 300 block of East 47th Street. Police said the man was inside the establishment when someone in a grey SUV opened fire. The man was shot in the back and left arm and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, according to authorities.
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