Chicago gun violence

Chicago Gun Violence: 11 Dead, 59 Injured in Weekend Shootings

Note: Chicago Police Supt. David Brown's news conference to discuss weekend violence can be viewed live in the video player above beginning at around 10 a.m. CST.

Chicago police say that at least 70 people have been shot, 11 fatally, since Friday evening in another violent weekend across the city.

A pair of fatal shootings were reported early Sunday morning, just 20 minutes apart from one another, according to Chicago police.

In the first shooting, officers were flagged down by two victims that requested medical assistance after being shot in the 300 block of North Wabash in the Loop. A 35-year-old man, who was shot in the neck, was taken to Northwestern Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

A 25-year-old woman was shot twice in the arm and is in good condition at Northwestern, but is not cooperating with authorities.

Just 20 minutes later in the 3200 block of West Cermak Road, officers responding to a call of shots fired found a 20-year-old man, who was dropped off at Mount Sinai.

The man, who was shot in the right abdomen and the right cheek, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Witnesses were uncooperative with police, and no arrests have been made.  

The city’s first fatal shooting was reported just before 10 p.m. Friday in the 8200 block of South Drexel, according to authorities. Police say two victims were inside of a first floor apartment when a man kicked in the door and fired shots at them.

A 60-year-old man was shot in the neck and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition.

Less than an hour later another fatal shooting was reported in the 8000 block of South Cottage. According to police, three people were inside of a vehicle when a person in a red SUV began firing shots at them.

A 20-year-old man was hit in the chest, and was taken to the University of Chicago, where he was later pronounced dead. A 30-year-old was shot in the right hand and is in good condition at the university, while a 19-year-old woman was hit in the right leg. She is also listed in good condition.

Just after midnight in the 4900 block of West Hubbard, a 67-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when a man fired shots at him from a nearby vacant lot. According to police, the man was hit in the neck, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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

At approximately 3:12 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Keeler, five people were standing on the sidewalk when two men fired shots at the group, according to police.

A 25-year-old man was hit in the chest by gunfire, and was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai. Three other victims were hit in the legs, and all were listed in good condition at Mount Sinai. A fifth victim was hit in the right arm, and is also in good condition.

Just 15 minutes later in the 2600 block of West 24th Street, an 18-year-old man was driving when a man fired shots at him, police said. The man’s vehicle then struck a tree, where police found him.

The victim had been shot in the right armpit, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the 3400 block of West Ohio Street at approximately 6:28 a.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old man was found lying on the ground by police after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and Area Four detectives are investigating the shooting.

On Sunday night at around 10:47 p.m., a 21-year-old man was standing outside in the 8200 block of South Cottage Grove when someone, possibly in a passing vehicle, opened fire, striking him in the back, according to police. He was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he later died, authorities said.

Two people were killed and three wounded in a shooting at around 11:52 p.m. in the 11300 block of South Carpenter, according to police. A group of people were on the street when someone began firing shots in their direction. A 26-year-old man was shot multiple times in the head and body and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. A 41-year-old man was shot in the back of the head and taken to Roseland Hospital in critical condition and later died.

Authorities said a 26-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, a 37-year-old man was shot in the lower left leg and taken Roseland Hospital in good condition and a 48-year-old man was shot in the lower left flank and was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical but stable condition.

The rest of the weekend’s shootings took place as follows, according to police:

Friday –

  • At approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel, three victims were standing on a sidewalk when a person in an unknown vehicle fired shots at them. According to police, a 14-year-old boy was hit in the face, a 21-year-old man was hit in the arm and a 27-year-old woman was hit in the buttocks. All were taken to area hospitals, but their conditions are unknown at this time.
  • In the 100 block of East 71st Street at approximately 7:26 p.m., a man was standing on a sidewalk when another individual approached him from an alley and fired shots, police said. The man was hit in the right arm and chest, and is currently hospitalized at the University of Chicago.
  • A 26-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Racine at approximately 7:30 p.m. when he was shot in the mouth, police said. The man was taken to the University of Chicago, where his condition has stabilized.
  • At approximately 7:39 p.m. in the 9800 block of South Avenue L, a 22-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when another man walked up to him and fired shots. The man was hit in the right eye and was taken to the University of Chicago, where his condition had stabilized.
  • In the 7400 block of South Peoria at approximately 8:04 p.m., a 28-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot in the shoulder. The man, who also suffered a graze wound to his head, is in good condition at St. Bernard, police said.
  • Three men were standing on a sidewalk in the 10900 block of South Wentworth at approximately 9:35 p.m. when a person in a red sedan began firing shots at them, according to police. All three men, ages 42, 49 and 49, were taken to area hospitals in good condition.
  • At approximately 9:47 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Lafayette, a 17-year-old boy was standing on a sidewalk when a person in a black sedan fired shots, striking him in the left leg and left arm. According to police, the teen was taken to the University of Chicago in fair condition.
  • In the 7000 block of South Crieger at approximately 10:25 p.m., officers responding to a call of shots fired found a 36-year-old man who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities say the man was standing in an alley when three men walked up to him and fired shots. He was taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition.
  • A 43-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 3200 block of West Cermak at approximately 11:24 p.m. when a man walked up to him and fired shots. He was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

Saturday –

  • A 14-year-old boy was dropped off at Swedish Covenant Hospital after being shot in the left hand just before 1 a.m. According to police, the boy will be transferred to Lurie, and is in good condition. He isn’t cooperating with authorities at this time.
  • At approximately 1:25 a.m. in the 2000 block of Ida B. Wells Drive, a 29-year-old man was riding in the backseat of a car when shots were fired. He was shot in the right arm, and was taken to Stroger by a family member. He is in good condition.
  • In the first block of West Erie at approximately 2:28 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was standing on a sidewalk when a person in a silver sedan fired shots, police said. The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition after being hit in the back, and a 21-year-old man was hit in the right leg. He is also in good condition.
  • A 17-year-old boy was pumping gas in the 5500 block of West Diversey at approximately 2:35 a.m. when a person in a black SUV fired shots, striking him in the back. He was taken to Community First Hospital in good condition.
  • In the 300 block of North Mayfield at approximately 3:10 a.m., a 34-year-old man became involved in a physical altercation with a 34-year-old woman. Police say the woman fired a gun, striking the man in the left leg. He was taken to West Suburban Hospital in good condition, and the woman was taken into custody.
  • At approximately 3:17 a.m. in the 10500 block of South Edbrooke, two victims were sitting in a car when shots were fired. A 27-year-old woman was hit in the right leg, and a 26-year-old man was hit in the torso. Both are listed in fair condition, police said.
  • In the 300 block of West Ontario at approximately 4 a.m., a 21-year-old man was driving westbound when a person in a gray minivan fired shots at the vehicle. The man was hit in the neck, and was taken to Rush Hospital in fair condition, police said.
  • A 24-year-old man was driving a car when a person in a silver SUV fired shots at him in the 2200 block of West 21st Street, according to police. The man was taken to St. Anthony, and will be transferred to Mount Sinai after being hit by gunfire in the back. He is in good condition.
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of West 24th Street, a 35-year-old man was standing in a backyard when a man walked up and opened fire, striking him in the hip. According to police, the man was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.
  • In the 7900 block of South Lafayette at approximately 1:34 p.m., a 35-year-old woman was on the sidewalk when she heard gunfire. The woman was hit in the leg by a shot, and is in unknown condition at the University of Chicago.
  • Two teens were shot at approximately 3:33 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Sawyer, Chicago police stated. The victims were playing dice on the sidewalk when an unknown vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. A 17-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the groin and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in good condition. The second victim, a 14-year-old boy, also sustained a gunshot wound and was said to be in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • At approximately 6 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Gladys, a 34-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm, according to police officials. The victim was sitting in a parked vehicle when an unknown male offender in a vehicle pulled up and fired shots, striking the victim. The victim self-transported to Rush Oak Park Hospital and was said to be in good condition.
  • In the 1300 block of North Hudson at approximately 7:26 p.m., a 35-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. The victim was discovered unresponsive between two vehicles, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.
  • At approximately 9:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Green Street, a 14-year-old boy was on a sidewalk when a man walked up to him and fired shots, hitting him in the upper back. Police say the boy was taken to the University of Chicago, where he’s in good condition.
  • In the 5600 block of South Wolcott at approximately 11:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man was standing on a porch when two men fired shots from a gangway across the street, police said. The man was hit multiple times, and was taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition.

Sunday –

  • Two individuals were standing in a group in the 5700 block of South Paulina when they were hit by gunfire, police said. A 26-year-old man was hit in the lower left leg, and was taken to Holy Cross in good condition. A 19-year-old woman was shot in the left side of the face, but was in good condition at the University of Chicago.
  • At approximately 1:39 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 79th Street, a 31-year-old man was driving when a black sedan approached and a person inside opened fire. Police say the man was hit in the back of the head, and was taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition.
  • In the 7200 block of South Paulina at approximately 4:25 a.m., a 24-year-old woman was standing on a sidewalk when she heard gunfire, police said. The woman took herself to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was treated for gunshot wounds to her thigh and buttocks. She is in fair condition.
  • In the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue at approximately 4:26 a.m., a 26-year-old man was standing outside a residence when he was shot once in the buttocks. He was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.
  • At approximately 1:05 p.m. in the 2900 block of West 36th Street, a 22-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and leg, according to police. The victim was walking down the street when an unknown offender pulled up in a vehicle and fired shots, striking the victim. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
  • An adult male and two children sustained gunshot wounds at approximately 4:32 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Ada, police stated. The three were in front of a residence when an unknown vehicle approached the victims and someone inside fired shots, according to police. The 10-year-old male victim was struck to the ankle and calf while the 11-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. Both children were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition. The 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and arm and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
  • In the 2200 block of South Millard at approximately 5:50 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot while hanging out on the sidewalk, police said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right hip and abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • At around 9:32 p.m., three males were walking in an alley in the 100 block of North Keeler when someone inside a passing dark-colored sedan shot them, according to police. A 17-year-old was shot in the leg and a 26-year-old man was shot in the ankle, both taken to Stroger Hospital. A 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the face and was taken to Norwegian Hospital. All three were listed in good condition.
  • A 48-year-old man was inside his home in the 5000 block of South Wood at around 11:03 p.m., looking out the window when he saw a group of males outside across the street arguing, according to police. Authorities said he then heard shots and saw that he had been shot in the stomach. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition. Police said it did not appear the shots were fired at him or that he was the intended target and it remained unclear where the shots came from.

Monday –

  • At around 12:29 a.m., a 26-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Euclid when he heard shots and felt pain. He was shot once in the buttocks and was dropped off at Jackson Park Hospital where he was in good condition, according to police.
  • A 31-year-old man was on the street at around 3:09 a.m. in the 4700 block of West Arthington, according to police, when a black SUV approached and someone inside fired four times at him. Police said he was shot once in the right leg and taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.
  • At around 3:37 a.m., officers responded to the 11700 block of South Loomis for a call of shots fired and found a male sitting in a car with a gunshot wound to the right forearm. Police said he refused to answer any questions and was not cooperating with investigators but was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.
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