Chicago Violence: At Least 3 Dead, 9 Injured in Fourth of July Weekend Shootings - NBC Chicago

Chicago Violence: At Least 3 Dead, 9 Injured in Fourth of July Weekend Shootings

Four men were standing outside in Humboldt Park when a sedan drove past and fired shots at them

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Chicago Looks to Prevent Weekend Gun Violence

    At least 10 people have been shot across the city, even as officials use new mobile teams and other policing methods to cut down on violence. NBC 5's Chris Coffey has the story. 

    (Published Friday, July 5, 2019)

    Editor's note: Read the latest update here

    Three people are dead and at least nine others have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend.  

    One of the city's fatal shootings occurred in Humboldt Park Thursday morning, where police said the men were standing outside in the 3100 block of West Iowa Street when a sedan drove past and fired shots at them.

    One of the men sustained shots to his body and died at the scene. Two others, each shot in the leg, were listed in stable condition, and the fourth man's condition was unknown after being struck in the body.

    Chicago's 4th of July Holiday Safety Plan

    Chicago's 4th of July Holiday Safety Plan

    With the influx of people expected to come to the city for the holiday, Chicago police explained their plan Wednesday to keep you safe. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski has the details.

    (Published Wednesday, July 3, 2019)

    NBC Chicago will keep track of violence across Chicago throughout the weekend. For a full list from police, see below.

    THURSDAY

    --An 18-year-old woman was in the backyard of a residence in the 7600 block of South Lowe when she was hit in the back by a gunshot, police said. The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she's listed in stable condition. 

    --In the 4000 block of South Maplewood at approximately 8:55 p.m., a 21-year-old man was hit by gunfire, police said. He is listed in serious condition at Mount Sinai, but is not cooperating with police. 

    --Just after 8 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Milwaukee, a 28-year-old man was walking when a black sedan approached and a person inside opened fire, striking the man in the hand. He was taken to Community First Hospital in good condition, police said. 

    --Two people, including an innocent bystander, were shot on the city's South Side at approximately 4 p.m. in the 2800 block of East 77th Street, police said. A 21-year-old man got into a verbal altercation with a group of men, and one person opened fire, striking him in the back. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, and a 39-year-old woman, who was walking by the scene at the time of the shooting, was hit in both legs, and is also in serious condition at the same hospital. 


    --Four men were shot, one fatally, at 11:35 a.m. Thursday while standing outside in the 3100 block of West Iowa Street, police said. A light-colored sedan drove by, and its occupants began firing gun shots. A 31-year-old man sustained two gunshot wounds to the leg and is in stable condition. A 23-year-old man was shot in the right leg and is in stable condition. A 17-year-old man was shot in the body and remained in unknown condition. A 32-year-old man was shot in the body and died at the scene.

    --A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm Thursday while traveling in the backseat of a vehicle in the 12000 block of South Emerald, police said. At about 1:10 a.m., an unknown man approached the car on foot and fired a shot, striking the boy. The driver of the car took him to Roseland Hospital where he was treated and released in good condition. 

    --A 35-year-old woman was found dead early Thursday inside a residence in the 4300 block of West Wilcox with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. She was inside the residence at about 1:30 a.m. drinking with a "known male," police said, when "at some point a gun was displayed, possibly by the victim." During the struggle over the weapon, it discharged and struck her in the head. The man was being questioned by police. 

    --A 37-year-old man was shot in the arm Thursday while standing outside a vehicle in the 5000 block of South Justine at about 12:20 a.m., police said. The victim told police he didn't see the offender or know where the shots came from. He was driven to University of Chicago Hospital by a friend and was listed in good condition and the offender.

    WEDNESDAY

    --A 31-year-old man sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head at about 5:04 p.m. Wednesday in the 6900 block of South Lafayette, police said. He was on the phone, police said, when an unknown person walked up and fired shots at the victim. The gunman fled in a black vehicle westbound on 69th Street.

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