Five men were killed and at least 32 other people were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday night and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Monday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
Officers responding at 3:40 a.m. to a call of a person shot found the 26-year-old lying on the sidewalk in the 2500 block of West 47th Street, police said. He had suffered gunshot wounds to the left shoulder and right leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
About 7:10 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood and found a 25-year-old man unresponsive on the ground, police said. He was shot on the right side of his body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide information on those fatalities.
Earlier Sunday, a man was shot to death outside a gas station in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding at 1:59 a.m. to a call of a person shot in the 4800 block of West Madison found the man, thought to be in his 20s, with multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen and chest. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:37 a.m., authorities said. The medical examiner’s office has not yet released his name.
At 3:21 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot to death in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to reports of shots fired found the 31-year-old lying in an alley in the 100 block of South California, authorities said. He had been shot in the head, left arm and left leg. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:53 a.m. His name has not been released.
Another 31-year-old man was shot to death a little more than an hour earlier in the West Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 2 a.m., he was driving in the 6800 block of South Springfield when someone outside fired shots, hitting him in the chest, police said. He was driven to Holy Cross Hospital and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happened about 11:50 p.m. Sunday when a 46-year-old man was caught in crossfire in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 7300 block of South Stewart when two groups began firing shots at each other and he was struck in the left leg, police said. He took himself to Saint Bernard Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
At least 31 other people were wounded in shootings between 10 p.m. Friday and 10 p.m. Sunday in Chicago.
Also this weekend, police announced a joint effort with the FBI, Illinois State Police and Cook County sheriff’s office to target drug sales and gang violence on the South and West sides.
Last weekend, 51 people were shot in Chicago, nine of them fatally.