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Chicago Violence: 13 Killed, at Least 50 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Note: Chicago Police Supt. David Brown is expected to address weekend violence at a news conference beginning at around 9:30 a.m., which can be viewed live in the video player above.

Chicago police say 13 people were killed and at least 50 others have been wounded in shootings across the city this weekend.

The most recent fatal shooting took place at around 1:45 a.m. Monday, according to police.

Authorities said 27-year-old man was on the street in the 6700 block of South Rhodes Avenue when a car approached and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the back of the head. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital where he later died, officials said.

At around 12:24 a.m. Monday, a 26-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of South Homan Avenue when he was found shot and unresponsive, police said, adding that witnesses at the scene were not cooperating. Authorities said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two teens were wounded in a shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead at around 11:28 p.m. Sunday night, officials said. The three males were in a vehicle at a gas station in the 7000 block of South Damen Avenue when a silver SUV approached and someone inside opened fire, according to police.

The 20-year-old driver of the car was shot multiple times and was taken to Holy Cross where he later died, officials said. A 17-year-old was shot in the right arm and a 14-year-old was shot in the back, according to police, who said both were taken to Comers Hospital in good condition.

At around 9:47 p.m., officers discovered a 45-year-old man who had been shot lying on the ground unresponsive in the 700 block of West 66th Place. He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead on the scene, according to police, who said witnesses were not cooperating.

Police later said three additional victims showed up at St. Bernard Hospital from the same location: A 27-year-old man who was shot in the left leg, a 20-year-old woman who was shot in the left leg and a 33-year-old man who was shot in the right leg. All were listed in good condition.

Early Sunday morning, a total of five people were shot after a verbal and physical altercation in the 1100 block of North Lawndale, according to police.

The five victims were standing in the street when several men became involved in the altercation, with at least two individuals opening fire.

A 52-year-old man was shot in the neck, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men were listed in critical condition after the shooting, with a 23-year-old man and a 33-year-old man both shot multiple times.

Later on, a 32-year-old man walked into Norwegian with a gunshot wound to his head. He was listed in stable condition, while a 34-year-old man was also brought to Norwegian with a gunshot wound to his arm. He was listed in stable condition as well.

The city’s first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported just before 7 p.m. Friday in the 3000 block of South Paulina. According to Chicago police, a 21-year-old man was on the street when an unknown vehicle pulled up and a person inside opened fire.

The man was hit in the face and back, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

Just after 1 a.m. in the 7000 block of South King Drive, another fatal shooting was reported to Chicago police. Officers responding to a ShotSpotter call in the area discovered a 41-year-old man lying on the ground.

The man had been shot in the back and the chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Less than half an hour later, another fatal shooting was reported in the 300 block of North Ashland, police said. A 41-year-old man was discovered lying on the street after being shot in the chest, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Yet another fatal shooting was reported just 15 minutes later in the 5400 block of Ida B. Wells Drive, according to police. In this incident, two people were standing on a sidewalk when shots were fired from an unknown direction.

A 31-year-old man was shot in the chest, and he was rushed to Mount Sinai, where he was pronounced dead. A second victim, a 35-year-old man, suffered a graze wound to his left hand, and refused EMS treatment at the scene.

Just after 8 p.m. Saturday in the 5900 block of South Elizabeth, a 33-year-old man was standing in front of a residence when multiple men got out of a vehicle and fired shots at him, police said.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, and was later pronounced dead.

In another fatal shooting at approximately 9:41 p.m. Saturday, three women were standing on a sidewalk in the 8000 block of South Woodlawn when a person fired shots at the group, according to police.

A 33-year-old woman was hit in the chest, and was taken to the University of Chicago, where she was pronounced dead. Two other women were also shot, and both are in fair condition, police said.

Unless otherwise noted, no one is in custody in connection with the shootings as police continue to investigate.

The rest of the shootings in Chicago this weekend occurred as follows, according to police:

Friday –

  • In the first block of South Kostner at approximately 7:33 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was inside a vehicle when a person in another vehicle approached and fired shots. Police say the teen was hit in the bicep, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
  • At approximately 9:23 p.m. in the 12400 block of South Emerald, an 18-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when he heard shots. The teen was hit in the back, and was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition, according to police.
  • A 20-year-old man was standing in the 8900 block of South Brandon just after 10 p.m. when a person in a passing black sedan fired shots at him, striking him in the left hand, according to police. The man was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
  • In the 600 block of East 92nd Place at approximately 10:42 p.m., an 18-year-old man was riding in a car when a person walking on the sidewalk fired shots, striking him in the buttocks. The teen was brought to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, according to police.
  • Just before midnight in the 3300 block of West Van Buren, a 24-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when a person inside a black SUV fired shots at him, police said. The man was taken to Rush Medical Center and then was transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Saturday –

  • A 32-year-old woman was found lying on a street with a gunshot wound to her neck in the 100 block of South Kilpatrick at approximately 12:26 a.m., police said. The woman was taken to Mount Sinai, where she was listed in critical condition.
  • In the 1200 block of West 81st Street at approximately 12:55 a.m., a 29-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when a person in a passing vehicle fired shots at him. According to police, the man was hit in the right leg, and was taken to Christ Hospital by a family member. He was listed in fair condition.
  • At approximately 1 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Emerald, a 32-year-old man was shot in the right ankle. According to police, the man was unaware he was shot after hearing the gunfire, but discovered the injury shortly after the incident. He is in fair condition at Christ Hospital.
  • Just after 1 a.m. in the 2800 block of North Leavitt, a 27-year-old man was driving a vehicle, and while stopped in traffic, a man walked up to the car and shot him in the head. According to police, the man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
  • A 37-year-old man was standing in an alley in the 4200 block of West Cermak at approximately 1:32 a.m. when two men walked up to him and opened fire, striking him in the shoulder, according to police. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in fair condition.
  • In the 2800 block of West 12th Place at approximately 2:40 a.m., a 22-year-old man was walking through a park when he heard gunfire. The man was hit in the right leg and back, according to police, and is in fair condition at Mount Sinai.
  • Just after 3 a.m. in the 3200 block of West 62nd Place, a 26-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when a person in a dark colored sedan fired shots at him, police said. The man was hit in the right leg, and is in good condition at Christ Hospital.
  • A 33-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 7300 block of South Honore at approximately 3:31 a.m. when he was shot in the face, police said. The man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.
  • In the 5100 block of West North Avenue at approximately 3:43 a.m., a 42-year-old woman was driving when she heard gunfire. According to police, the woman was hit in the left leg, and is listed in good condition at Mount Sinai.
  • At approximately 5:19 a.m. in the 11200 block of South Normal, a 36-year-old man was driving when three men began shooting at him, according to police. The man was taken to Christ Hospital in fair condition after suffering a graze wound to his back.
  • Two people were shot in the 3500 block of South Kedzie at approximately 8:47 a.m., police said. A 47-year-old man was driving when a black sedan pulled up alongside the vehicle, with a person firing shots at the driver. He was hit in the right leg and is in fair condition at Mount Sinai, and a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest. He is in serious condition at Mount Sinai.
  • In the 5500 block of West Fulton at approximately 5:23 p.m., a 20-year-old male victim was on the sidewalk when an unknown offender approached, and fired shots, striking the victim, police said. The victim self-transported to Stroger Hospital and was listed in serious condition.
  • At approximately 6:15 p.m. in the 800 block of North Parkside, a 37-year-old male was in the backyard of a residence when someone shot him, police stated. An unknown offender pulled up and an individual inside fired shots at the victim. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the left elbow, a graze wound to the chest, and was transported to Norwegian American Hospital in good condition.
  • A 25-year-old man was shot before 9 p.m. near State and Monroe streets in the Loop, fire officials stated. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
  • In the 6600 block of South Oakley at approximately 7:35 p.m., a 29-year-old woman was inside of a vehicle when she was shot in the arm. According to police, she was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.
  • At approximately 9:37 p.m. in the 12300 block of South Yale, a 41-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when a person in a black sedan opened fire, hitting him in the head. According to police, the man was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.
  • Two individuals were standing in the 700 block of North Monticello at approximately 11:43 p.m. when a man walked up to them and fired shots, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her back, and a 26-year-old man was shot in the left leg. Both are in good condition at Mount Sinai.

Sunday –

  • A 36-year-old woman was standing in the backyard of a residence in the 9200 block of South Bishop at approximately 12:44 a.m. when shots were fired. Police say the woman was hit in the left leg, and was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.
  • Just before 1 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Cottage Grove, two men were standing at a gas station when shots were fired. Both men were hit in the arms, and both men were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, according to police.
  • Police say a 24-year-old man was standing on the front porch of a residence in the 7100 block of South Fairfield at approximately 1:45 a.m. when he was shot in the right ankle. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
  • In the 700 block of East 89th Place at approximately 2 a.m., a 28-year-old woman was driving when she was shot in the right shoulder. She was taken to the University of Chicago in good condition, police said.
  • A 30-year-old man walked into Roseland Hospital at approximately 2:45 a.m. after being shot in the leg, police said. The man would give no details of the shooting, and is in good condition.
  • Just before 3 a.m. in the 6500 block of South Francisco, a 14-year-old boy was standing in an alley when he was shot in the abdomen, according to police. The teen was taken to Christ Hospital in fair condition.
  • Police say a 30-year-old man was riding in a vehicle in the 2700 block of West 24th Street at approximately 3 a.m. when a person on the sidewalk began firing shots at the vehicle, striking him in the back. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in fair condition.
  • Just before 5 a.m. in the 3100 block of South Emerald, a 19-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when a person in a dark-colored van fired shots at him, police said. The man was hit in the abdomen, and is in good condition at Stroger.
  • In the 800 block of East Oakwood, a 30-year old man and a 48-year old woman heard shots and felt pain around 4:45 p.m., according to police. The victims were each stuck in the leg by gun fire and were transported to The University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • Police say a 40-year old man was on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove at 7:18 p.m. when he was struck in the groin area by gunfire. The man was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, according to police.
  • At around 9:37 p.m., a 20-year-old man was walking in an alley in the 5700 block of South Calumet Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. He was shot in the right arm and taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition, officials said.
  • Two people, including a teenage girl, were shot just before midnight in the 4200 block of West Monroe, according to police. They were both standing on the sidewalk when they heard shots and felt pain, authorities said. A 29-year-old man was shot in the calf and a 15-year-old girl was shot in the left knee, calf and should, officials said. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
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