Seven people, including a 1-year-old boy, are dead and at least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago so far this weekend.
At approximately 5:42 p.m. Friday, a 42-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Leclaire when a person stepped out of an alley and fired shots, striking the victim in the head.
According to Chicago police, the man was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was later pronounced dead. No suspects are currently in custody, and Area Four Detectives are investigating.
On Saturday morning, two fatal shootings occurred within 30 minutes of one another, according to authorities. In the 9300 block of South Lyons at approximately 6:20 a.m., a 33-year-old man was shot multiple times in the shoulder during what authorities called a “domestic-related incident.”
The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
At approximately 6:50 a.m. in the 1100 block of West 57th Street, a 30-year-old man was sitting in a Chevy Tahoe when witnesses say they heard gunfire. Those witnesses reported seeing a Nissan vehicle flee the scene at a high rate of speed.
When police arrived, they found the man still sitting inside of the vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another fatal shooting occurred Saturday morning in the 1300 block of South Springfield, according to police. At approximately 10:25 a.m., a 25-year-old man was standing on the street when a person in a passing silver vehicle drove by and a person inside opened fire, striking the man in the left side of his body.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was pronounced dead.
At approximately 11:25 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing in a large group of people in the 1100 block of North Monticello when he became involved in a physical altercation. Another individual in the group pulled out a weapon and began firing, striking the boy in the chest.
According to officers, the boy's mother, who is approximately 22 years old, had left a laundromat and was driving south on Halsted when another vehicle pulled alongside.
Someone inside that vehicle opened fire, striking the child in the chest, Chicago Police Department Chief of Operations Fred Waller said. The mother drove the young boy to St. Bernard Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The mother sustained a graze wound and initially taken to St. Bernard Hospital, but later transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment.
At approximately 3:51 p.m., a man was found shot to death in the 4400 block of South Kedzie in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood, police stated. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died.
Here are the rest of the weekend’s shootings thus far:
- Just before 4 p.m. in the 10300 block of South Halsted, a 31-year-old man was riding in a vehicle when three individuals pulled out weapons and began firing shots at him, according to police. The man was hit in the leg, and was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.
- In the 2700 block of South Kedvale at approximately 6:13 p.m., a 41-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and a person inside opened fire, striking the victim in the lower back. According to police, the man was taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition.
- A 46-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 5200 block of South Wood at approximately 7:30 p.m. when he heard shots, according to police. The man was hit in the buttocks, and was taken to the University of Chicago in good condition.
- At approximately 12:20 a.m. in the 600 block of West Lawrence, a 27-year-old man was standing outside a home when he was shot in the leg. The man told police he did not see the shooter, and was later taken to Saint Francis in good condition.
- In the 2200 block of West 21st Street at approximately 1:33 a.m., a 46-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his back, according to police. The man, who was working as a ride share driver, told police he was dropping off another individual when a man standing on the street opened fire. The driver refused medical treatment at the scene.
- A 25-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital at approximately 4:49 a.m. after being shot in the neck and face. According to police, the man drove himself to the hospital, but was unable to relay any information about the shooting to authorities. He is currently in critical condition.
- Police say a 50-year-old man got into a verbal argument with a friend in the 800 block of East 81st Street at approximately 4:50 a.m. when the friend pulled out a gun and shot him in the hand. The man was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition.
- At approximately 9:24 a.m. in the 3100 block of West Flournoy, two individuals were shot, according to police. Both victims were standing outside when a person walked up and opened fire. A 48-year-old man was shot in the leg, and is in serious condition at Mount Sinai, while a 39-year-old man is also in serious condition after being shot in the abdomen. The gunman fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle.
- Just before 10 a.m. in the 4400 block of West 28th Street, a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai in fair condition.
- In the 8000 block of South Exchange at approximately 12:08 p.m., a 37-year-old man was inside a parked vehicle when an unknown offender approached him and fired shots, police said. The victim was taken to South Shore Hospital in stable condition.
- A 28-year-old male was found shot at approximately 3:50 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Phillips, police stated. The victim had a gunshot wound to the chest, the neck and the right arm. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and listed in critical condition.
- Two men sustained gunshot wounds during a robbery at approximately 5 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Douglas, police said. A 29-year-old male and 31-year-old male were in the hallway of a building when an unknown offender entered, displayed a gun and demanded property, officers said. The offender fired shots at both victims, striking the 29-year-old man multiple times and hitting the 31-year-old man in the hip. The younger victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition and the 31-year-old male went to Stroger Hospital where he was reported to be in good condition.