8 Shot in First 9 Hours of Weekend Violence Across Chicago

Eight people were shot in the first nine hours of weekend violence across Chicago, according to police.

The violence comes on the heels of a bloody Fourth of July that saw more than 100 people shot, 14 fatally, over the four-day holiday weekend.

Three of the victims shot in separate incidents between Friday evening and early Saturday are teenagers, authorities said.

The weekend’s violence occurred as follows:

  • The first shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. in the Washington Park neighborhood on the city’s South Side. A 20-year-old man was in a parked car in the 6100 block of S. King Dr. when someone walked up and opened fire before fleeing in an unknown vehicle, police said. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
  • Around 8 p.m., an 18-year-old man was in the 4000 block of S. Kedzie Ave. in the Brighton Park neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. He was shot in the leg, authorities said, and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in an unknown condition.
  • Minutes later, a 25-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 7500 block of S. Calumet Ave. in the Chatham neighborhood around 8:15 p.m. when an offender walked up and fired shots, striking him, officials said. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right calf, according to police.
  • Two people were shot during a fight in the South Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, according to police. Around 11:41 p.m., several men were involved in a fight in the 800 block of N. Latrobe Ave. when one man pulled out a handgun and opened fire, authorities said. A 36-year-old man was shot in the right calf, according to police, and a 34-year-old man was shot in the left leg. Both were taken to West Suburban Medical Center in stable condition, officials said.
  • About an hour later, authorities said a 19-year-old woman was shot less than a mile away. She was standing on the porch of a home in the 5000 block of W. Division St. around 12:50 a.m. when occupants in a passing silver sedan fired shots in her direction, police said. She was shot twice in the left leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
  • Around 2 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the Roseland neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side, according to police. Authorities said he was walking on the sidewalk in the 11400 block of S. Harvard Ave. when someone in a passing dark-colored vehicle opened fire. He suffered a graze wound to the head, officials said, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
  • The most recent shooting of the weekend occurred around 3:40 a.m. in the Princeton Park neighborhood, according to police. A 34-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 9300 block of S. LaSalle St. when two men armed with handguns opened fire, officials said. He was shot in the right leg, according to police, and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in stable condition.

No one is in custody in connection with any of the weekend’s shootings, according to police, who continue to investigate.

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