Two men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
The two fatalities occurred in the same shooting, which took place in the 2400 block of West 47th Place in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood early Sunday.
Around 1:55 a.m., the two men, both 29 years old, were walking on the sidewalk when a gray Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound pulled up and an unknown man armed with a gun got out and opened fire in their direction before getting back in the car and fleeing eastbound toward Western Avenue, according to Chicago police.
One of the victims was shot in the chest and the other was struck in the head and neck, authorities said. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s confirmed the fatalities but did not release any further details, including their identities.
The weekend's most recent shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. in the 5200 block of North Washtenaw. A 24-year-old man was shot in the leg and was taken to Swedish Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition according to police.
The rest of the weekend’s shootings occurred as follows:
- A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg while standing outside in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road at approximately 7:07 p.m, police said. An unknown offender walked up to him and opened fire, officials said, striking him in the leg. He was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in good condition.
- At around 8 p.m., two men were injured in a shooting in the 4100 block of West Division Street, according to police. The men were involved in a dispute with two other unknown males when shots were exchanged, police said. A 24-year-old man was shot in the left hand and taken to Norwegian Hospital in good condition, while a 26-year-old man was shot in the left wrist and listed in good condition at Stroger. A weapon was recovered from the scene, authorities said, and charges were pending.
- At around 8:40 p.m., a 27-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 800 block of North Homan Avenue when authorities said two men walked up to him and opened fire. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his right arm, according to police.
- A 19-year-old man sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his groin, according to police. The incident occurred in the 4500 block of South St. Louis Avenue at approximately 9:20 p.m., and he was listed in stable condition at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
- A 23-year-old man was walking in the 7300 block of South Damen at approximately 10:40 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the left arm, officials said, and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in stable condition. He was later transferred to Mt. Sinai, according to police, who said he has not cooperated with the investigation.
- Police conducting a well-being check in the 200 block of West 37th Street at approximately 1:49 a.m. found a 34-year-old man inside a bedroom with gunshot wounds to the legs. He was taken to Stroger in stable condition, authorities said.
- Officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 800 block of North Waller Avenue just after 2 a,m. found a 41-year-old man inside an apartment with a gunshot wound to the left thigh, according to police. The man was taken to Stroger in critical condition.
- At around 2:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Van Buren, a 25-year-old man was shot in the head during a “narcotics related transaction,” police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in critical condition.
- Around 7:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot inside a residence in the 7100 block of South Cyril Avenue, according to police. Authorities said an unknown offender inside the home produced a weapon and opened fire, striking the victim in the right shoulder. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in good condition, officials said.
- Authorities said a 22-year-old man was shot during an argument in the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue at around 10:17 p.m. The victim was involved in an altercation with a male offender who took out a gun and shot him, police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the left leg.
- At around 3:30 a.m., a 40-year-old man told police he was driving southbound in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive when another car pulled alongside his and someone inside fired shots in his direction. He took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right arm, authorities said.
- Minutes later at 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive, officials said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, according to police, who said he was not cooperating with the responding officers who found him.
Unless otherwise noted, no one is in custody in connection with any of these incidents and authorities continue to investigate.