At Least 8 Dead, 37 Injured in Shootings Across Chicago Over Labor Day Weekend - NBC Chicago

At Least 8 Dead, 37 Injured in Shootings Across Chicago Over Labor Day Weekend

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    Chicago Police Step Up Labor Day Patrols

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019)

    Eight people, including a 17-year-old boy, are dead and at least 37 others were injured in shootings across Chicago this Labor Day weekend.

    The first fatal shooting happened just after 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 7300 block of South Maplewood, when a 34-year-old man was shot while standing near a car. According to police, two men walked up to him and one opened fire, striking him multiple times. 

    The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No suspects were in custody as of Tuesday.

    Early Saturday morning, a second fatal shooting occurred in the 8700 block of South Burley, according to police. A ShotSpotter alert summoned officers to the area at approximately 12:22 a.m., and when they arrived they found a 42-year-old man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest.

    The man was standing in a group of people when shots rang out, and witnesses were uncooperative with investigators.

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

    Just before 5 a.m. Saturday, two people were standing in the 3200 block of West LeMoyne when a person in a passing vehicle opened fire, striking both victims.

    Police say that a 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest and was later pronounced dead at Cook County Hospital. The other victim, a 23-year-old man, was shot in the buttocks, and is in serious condition at Norwegian Hospital.

    No suspect is in custody, and police are continuing to investigate.

    Early Tuesday morning, 32-year-old man was found dead on a sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Aberdeen with a gunshot wound to the head. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

    The rest of the weekend’s shootings occurred as follows. Unless otherwise noted, no one has been taken into custody in any of the incidents and the investigation into each remained ongoing as of Monday. 

    Saturday –

    • In the 8600 block of South Calumet at approximately 1:40 a.m., a 21-year-old man was walking when a person in a passing vehicle shot him in the wrist, police said. The man is in stable condition at Trinity Hospital.
    • A 30-year-old man told police that he was shot in the 1300 block of West 87th Street just after 3 a.m. The man walked into Little Company of Mary Hospital, where doctors treated gunshot wounds to his left shoulder. He is listed in serious condition.
    • At approximately 5 a.m., a 20-year-old man was standing in the 4000 block of West Wilcox when a man walked up to him and opened fire, striking him in the stomach. Police say the man is in serious condition at Cook County Hospital.
    • In the 1500 block of North Long at approximately 5:10 a.m., two men were standing when a person walked up and opened fire, striking both victims. A 26-year-old man was shot in the right leg and a 28-year-old man was shot in the left leg, and both are in serious condition at Mount Sinai, according to police.
    • A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg at approximately 12:50 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Bell, police said. The boy was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in stable condition.
    • In the 7100 block of S. Paulina St. at around 5:51 p.m., police said a group of individuals were on the front porch of a residence when they heard gunshots and felt pain. A 25-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and self-transported to St. Bernard Hospital in critical condition, but will be transferred to Stroger Hospital. A 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and self-transported to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition. A 38-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back and was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition. A 26-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition. Another man, sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and thigh and was transported to University of Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No offenders are in custody.
    • A 35-year-old man sustained gunshot wounds to the back and arm after an incident took place in the 6200 block of S. Eberhart Ave. at around 9 p.m. The victim self-transported to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition.
    • A 32-year-old man told police he was driving northbound on Campbell around 9:40 p.m., when he observed several men shooting at a another vehicle. The offenders then proceeded to shoot in the victim’s direction striking him. The offenders fled on foot. The victim’s vehicle crashed into parked two parked vehicles in the 6800 block of S. Campbell. He sustained graze wounds to the left side of his neck and face.
    • A 30-year-old man self-transported to Christ Hospital where he is in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds to the lower backside and abdomen. Not many detauls are known other than the fact that it happened around 11:18 p.m.in the 10200 block of S. LaSalle.
    Sunday –
    • At around 12 a.m. in the 1900 block of West Ogden, a 28-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and remains in Stroger Hospital in critical condition. No other details were immediately known as police said the vicitm was being uncooperative with police.
    • Officers responded to the 5100 block of W. Washington around 2:19 a.m. where they found a 15-year-old man on the sidewalk, unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the leg and back. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
    • A 27-year-old man suffered numerous gunshot wounds to the body while a 34-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the foot at a party inside of a residence located in the 6100 block of S. St. Lawrence around 2:45 a.m. The man was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital while the woman self-transported to St. Bernard and remains in good condition. The victims were at a gathering when an unknown offender(s) also in attendance, fired shots striking the man and also striking the woman, who does not appear to be an intended target.
    • A 22-year-old man sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the groin, after being intoxicated at a party located in the 1200 block of N. Avers around 3:45 a.m., according to police. The man was handling his friend’s firearm and accidentally fired one round, striking himself. The victim self-transported to Rush Hospital and later transferred to Stroger Hospital where he currently remains in stable condition.
    • Police said two men were in a vehicle when an unknown suspect fired shots from a passing car, striking them both in the 5100 block of S. Pulaski around 3:54 a.m. A 38-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, abdomen and hand before he was transported to Mount Sinai in serious condition.The second victim, a 37-year-old man, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
    • At around 5 a.m. in the 3300 block of W. Washington, a man, 29, was walking when an unknown individual emerged from an alley and fired shots, striking him in the face, arm and leg. He was transported to Mount Sinai in serious condition. No one is in custody at the moment.
    • Police said a 29-year-old man who was a passenger in a vehicle, sustained a gunshot wound to the chest after three men pulled up in a White Chrysler at approximately 5:56 a.m. near the 3200 block of West 66th. The rear passenger occupant began firing shorts toward the victim, and he later self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment. He now remains in Mt. Sinai, according to officials.
    • At around 1:04 p.m., a 20-year-old man was standing in the alley in the 6900 block of South Campbell when an unknown male offender wearing a black hoodie ran up and fired shots, striking him in the arm and foot, according to police. The victim took himself to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, officials said.
    • Authorities said a 19-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of West Gladys at around 1:48 p.m. The teen was standing in an alley when a dark green sedan occupied by four unknown males drove by and someone inside opened fire, striking the victim in the upper body and head, before fleeing the alley westbound. The teen was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
    • In the 10200 block of South Prairie at around 4:14 p.m., police said a 52-year-old man was chased into a residence by an unknown male offender who fired shots at him from behind. The man was struck in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, according to police. The gunman fled through the front door of the residence and in an unknown direction, authorities said.
    • Officials said a 19-year-old man was shot at around 4:51 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 110th Place. The teen was standing in the alley when a blue-colored Jeep drove by and someone inside the car opened fire before fleeing northbound, according to police. The victim was struck in the arm and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, officials said.
    • At around 6:33 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was walking down the sidewalk in the 6500 block of South Claremont when three unknown males emerged from a gangway and one of them fired shots before they all fled back down the gangway toward the alley, according to police. The teen was shot in the knee and taken to Christ Medical Center in stable condition, authorities said.
    • Authorities said the next shooting took place at around 6:47 p.m. in the 700 block of East 103rd Street. A 25-year-old man was standing outside of a car when he was shot by an unknown offender, according to police. The man was shot in the back and legs and took himself to Trinity Hospital, officials said. He was later transferred to Christ Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.
    • At around 7:07 p.m., a 42-year-old man was walking along a path in Humboldt Park, located in the 1400 block of North Luis Munoz Marin Drive, when he heard gunshots and felt pain, authorities said. He had been shot in the leg, according to police, who said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. A person of interest was taken into custody for questioning, authorities said.

    Monday –

    • At around 12:28 a.m., a man told police he was sitting in front of a residence in the 4400 block of West Wilcox when he heard shots and felt pain, officials said. He had been shot in the torso and leg, according to police, and told investigators he did not see the shooter or know where the shots came from. An acquaintance drove him to Stroger Hospital where he was in stable condition, according to police.
    • Two people were shot while on the sidewalk at a gathering in front of a home in the 3100 block of West 25th Street in Little Village, according to police. The shooting took place at around 2:19 a.m., when an unknown male opened fire on the gathering from inside a passing black Jeep, officials said. A 23-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were both shot in the leg, according to police, who said the man took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the woman was also taken by paramedics. Both were listed in good condition, officials said.

    • Just after noon Monday, police responding to a "shot spotter call" in the 1700 block of East 85th Street said they found a 22-year-old man hanging out of a four-door sedan with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers called for an ambulance and applied a tourniquet while at the scene, authorities said, and the man was later transported to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition. Witnesses told police a man wearing a half mask and light brown jacket was seen running from the scene after shots were fired. No one was in custody as of Tuesday morning. 

    • A few minutes after 7 p.m., police said a 15-year-old boy was shot in an alley in the 9500 block of South Yale. The teen was approached by a gunman who shot him in the leg and hand, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 
    Tuesday –
    • Four people were shot just before 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 6200 block of South King Drive. Police said a group of people were congregated in the area when two men exited a white Ford Explorer and fired shots before jumping back into the vehicle and fleeing the scene. Two men, ages 22 and 34, were shot in the back and a 32-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the lower backside, police said. A 51-year-old man also suffered a graze wound to the lower backside, according to authorities. All were reported to be in good condition. 

    • About the same time, an 18-year-old woman walking the in the 200 block of North LaCrosse was shot twice in the arm by a gunman, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition and an offender was taken into custody, police said. Circumstances surrounding the shooting remained unclear as police said the victim gave varying accounts of what happened. 

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