3 Dead, at Least 14 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Shootings - NBC Chicago

3 Dead, at Least 14 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Shootings

Three people were killed within the first 14 hours of the Labor Day weekend

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    (Published Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018)

    At least three people have been killed and 14 more have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago this weekend.

    The city’s first fatal shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, when three people were shot in the 800 block of East 65th Street.

    According to police, the individuals were standing on a sidewalk when a man walked up and opened fire, striking all three victims.

    An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest and head, and was later pronounced dead. A 27-year-old man was also shot in the lower back, and was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition, according to authorities.

    A third victim, a 24-year-old woman, was taken to the University of Chicago in stable condition. No suspects are in custody.

    Another fatal shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Maypole, according to police. Two men were standing outside when a person wearing a mask walked up to them and opened fire, striking both victims.

    A 32-year-old man was shot in the neck, and was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, while a 23-year-old man was shot in the wrist. He was taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition.

    No one is in custody in connection with the shooting.

    Just 20 minutes later, another fatal shooting occurred in the 700 block of North Central, according to police. A 30-year-old woman was standing with a group of people in an alley when someone fired shots at the group, and she was struck in the back of the head.

    She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are unsure if she was the intended target, and are still investigating.

    On Sunday, a 24-year-old man was walking in the 2700 block of West 25th Street when he was shot in the hip and abdomen, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. 

    Another man is in critical condition at Christ Hospital Sunday after he was shot in the 900 block of West 129th Place just after 4 a.m., according to police. 

    Officers responded to a call of an injured person, and when they arrived on the scene they found the man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his chest. 

    Officers saw a man walk away from the body and then drive away, but they were unable to apprehend him after he jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. 

    Here are the rest of the weekend’s shootings:

    Friday:

     

    • A 31-year-old man was shot in the lower right thigh, according to police. The man, who was shot in the 4300 block of West Gladys, was taken to a local hospital in good condition.
    • In the 800 block of West 59th Street at approximately 11:27 p.m., a 41-year-old man was driving when two men walked up to his vehicle and fired shots, striking him multiple times. The man then drove himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

     

    Saturday:

     

    • A 37-year-old man was shot in the forearm and suffered a graze wound to his finger when he was walking in the 4300 block of West Cermak, police said. The man was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai.
    • In the 5200 block of West Lake, a 20-year-old man was shot in the abdomen. He is in stable condition, and is not cooperating with police.
    • A 37-year-old man is in serious condition after he was shot while driving eastbound on the 3200 block of East 82nd Street at 7:24 p.m., police said. The man was hit in the neck and body when a person in a light colored SUV opened fire, and he was rushed to Christ Hospital in serious condition. 
    • In the 900 block of North Harding just after 8:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the right hand, and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, according to police. 
    • Just before 11 p.m., a 20-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 6300 block of South Francisco when a person in a black pick-up truck fired shots at him, striking him in the neck. The man was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition, police said. 
    Sunday: 
    • Two men are in serious condition after they were shot in the 10800 block of South Princeton, police said. A 20-year-old man was shot twice in the back, while a 21-year-old was struck in the face and body. Both men were taken to Christ Hospital, and neither man was able to provide details of the shooting. 

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