The first 12 hours of Chicago’s weekend saw a teen girl and man killed, along with at least 15 other people were wounded — several critically — in shootings on the South and West sides, police said.
A 17-year-old girl was in the backseat of a vehicle traveling north in the 4500 block of South Wood in the Back of the Yards about 12:30 a.m. when a male on the sidewalk shot her in the head. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, police said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not confirm the death Saturday morning.
Less than 30 minutes later, a man was fatally shot in Chatham.
A 35-year-old man was shot in the buttocks about 12:56 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Champlain. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, police said. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but didn’t realize his name Saturday morning.
The most recent nonfatal shooting was reported in Little Village.
A 27-year-old man told police he was driving in the 2400 block of South California about 5 a.m. when he heard several gunshots and felt pain, police said. After he realized he was shot in the chest, he took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was listed in serious condition.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the right hand about 4:40 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Spaulding in Humboldt Park, police said. He was taken to Norwegian American Hospital in good condition.
About 4:15 a.m., a 26-year-old man was leaving a party in the 7100 block of South Vincennes in Englewood when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg and foot. His condition was not disclosed and police said he was not cooperating with investigators.
Three people were shot at another party, also in Englewood, about an hour earlier.
The two men and woman were at the party in the 6800 block of South Emerald about 3:10 a.m. when someone pulled out a gun and shot them, police said.
One man, 25, was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Another man, 25, was shot in the leg. The woman, 24, was shot in the wrist. Both were taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.
A 21-year-old man told police he was walking in the 5400 block of South Damen about 3:10 a.m. when he was shot in the left leg, police said. Nearly two hours later, a friend took him to Holy Cross Hospital, . His condition was not immediately known.
A 46-year-old woman was walking in her front gate in the 1400 block of South St. Louis in Lawndale about 1:40 a.m. when she saw two men arguing, then heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg. He condition had stabilized.
A 26-year-old told man investigators he was walking in the 3600 block of West Polk in Homan Square about 12:25 a.m. when he got into a fight with someone who shot him in the buttocks. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said, who added the man was “being uncooperative.”
Two men, ages 35 and 57, were in a vehicle in the 4800 block of South Elizabeth in the Back of the Yards about 11:45 p.m. when they were shot, police said.
The younger man was shot in the abdomen and left and ankle. He was listed in guarded condition, police said. The older man was shot in the ankle and his condition stabilized. Both men were being treated at Stroger Hospital.
A 14-year-old boy was walking in the 3300 block of West 16th Street in Lawndale about 10:15 p.m. when someone in a white sedan shot him in the right knee, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.
A 27-year-old man was in a vehicle traveling north in the 3200 block of South Lituanica in Bridgeport just before 9 p.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his ear. He was listed in serious condition.
About 6:45 p.m. Friday, a 19-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 200 block of West 107th Street when someone walked up and shot him in the back, according to police. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
The weekend’s first shooting left a school bus driver hurt in West Garfield Park.
The 31-year-old man was driving a bus with 32 students and a chaperone on board at 5:33 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Jackson when a gunman fired shots from outside the bus, police said. The driver wasn’t a target but was hit by a stray bullet. None of the children was hurt.
The bus was one of two bringing students home after a work study program at Christ the King College Preparatory School.
Destini Smalls, a junior at Christ the King, said she got on the first of two buses leaving Christ the King. She and her classmates were unaware of what happened on the second bus behind them until panicked relatives began calling them.
“I’m shocked, but then I’m not, because I know about the violence that happens in the city. I’m glad I wasn’t on that bus. It could have been me that had to witness that,” Smalls said. The school was expected to provide counselors to students on Monday.