At Least 28 People Shot in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago Area - NBC Chicago

At Least 28 People Shot in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago Area

The latest fatal shooting took place early Monday morning in the city's Lake View neighborhood on the North Side

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    At Least 28 People Shot in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago Area

    At least 28 people were shot, six fatally, across Chicago over the weekend, including a teen who was shot to death in the city's Englewood neighborhood.

    Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, Austin Rogers, 15, was standing in the street in the 2300 block of West 68th Street when he was struck by gunfire in the back, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    He was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital, authorities said.

    The latest fatal shooting took place early Monday morning in the city's Lake View neighborhood on the North Side. 

    A 30-year-old man was shot and killed while riding in an SUV just before 2:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of North Broadway, authorities said. According to police, a man in a white Dodge Magnum fired shots at the vehicle, striking the victim in the head and shoulder. 

    The man was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph Hospital, police said.

    Minutes before, there was an argument in the parking lot of a retail store in the 3200 block of North Sheffield Avenue, police said. There, the male in the Dodge displayed a weapon at the SUV. The driver of the SUV fled, and the male followed in the Dodge.

    No one is in custody as Area North detectives investigate.

    At least four people were fatally shot on Sunday alone, authorities said. 

    Just before 11:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man was found shot in the chest while in the driver's seat of an upside down vehicle in the 7900 block of South Luella, police said. The car appeared to have crashed into multiple parked cars before stopping, according to authorities. The man was taken to University of Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

    Just after 10 p.m., two people were shot, one of them fatally, in an alley in the 6400 block of South Talman. Police said a 39-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he later died, authorities said. A second man, 43 years old, was shot in the leg and also transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center. His condition was later stabilized, police said. 

    Another person was shot early Sunday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood.

    A 34-year-old man was on the sidewalk outside a nightclub about 2:39 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Stony Island Avenue when someone in a passing black Chevrolet Malibu opened fire, police said.

    The man was hit multiple times and was pronounced on the scene, police said. Witnesses have been “uncooperative” with investigators.

    Nearly two hours earlier, a woman was shot to death in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

    Corina Avila, 27, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling about 12:54 a.m. near the 2600 block of South St. Louis Avenue when someone unleashed gunfire, striking her in the head, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

    The female driver drove about a mile away to a home in the 4100 block of West 25th Street where paramedics responded, authorities said. Avila was pronounced on the scene.

    The driver told officers she didn’t know where the shots came from, police said.

    At least 14 other people have been hurt in shootings since 2 p.m. Friday. The weekend ends at 5 a.m. Monday.

    Three people were killed and 36 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago last weekend.

    Here are the rest of the weekend’s shootings:

    Friday:

    • In the 8200 block of South Cottage Grove at approximately 3:20 p.m., a 46-year-old man heard a verbal altercation outside, and then an unidentified man entered the building and began firing shots, striking the victim in the face. The man, who also suffered a graze wound to the right side of his body, is in stable condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

    • Around 4 p.m., two men were shot in the 200 block of North Leamington, police said. Circumstances surrounding the shooting weren't immediately released, but authorities said a 25-year-old man was shot in the lower legt leg and taken to West Suburban Hospital in stable condition. A 24-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the body and was listed in critical condition.

    • A man was shot multiple times as he sat in a vehicle in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the North Side. About 8 p.m., in the 4600 block of North Leavitt Avenue, a vehicle pulled up from behind and at least one person inside unleashed gunfire, police said. The bullets entered the back of his vehicle and struck the 31-year-old twice in the shoulder. He drove off and took himself to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
    • At approximately 9:32 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking in the 2700 block of North Avers when he was shot in the ankle, according to police. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic, where he was listed in good condition.
    • In the 7500 block of South Union at approximately 11:15 p.m., a 33-year-old man was walking when he heard shots and felt pain in his leg, police said. The man, who was shot twice in the incident, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he is listed in good condition.

    Saturday:

    • A 35-year-old man was walking in the 3500 block of West Belmont just after midnight when a man in a dark-colored pick-up truck fired shots at him, striking him in the hip. The man was taken to Stroger, where his condition later stabilized.
    • At approximately 2 a.m. a 30-year-old man was walking when he was shot in the abdomen in the 5600 block of West Addison, police said. He refused to give further information to police about where he was shot or when, and is being treated at Illinois Masonic.

    • Three people, including a teen, were wounded in a triple shooting Saturday in Chatham on the South Side. A 24-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle about 2:34 a.m. in the 7500 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said. She and the other passengers were talking to people standing outside of the vehicle when someone opened fire. The woman was hit in the head along with a 16-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man, police said. The teen was struck in the arm, back and knee while the man was shot in the back. The vehicle the woman was in drove off and stopped a few blocks away in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue in Gresham where emergency crews were called, police said. All three were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where their conditions were stabilized, police said.

    • A 25-year-old man was shot while driving around 3:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Cicero, police said. The man told police he heard shots and felt pain, then realized he had been shot in the leg. Authorities said the man told them he didn't know where the shots came from, but pulled into a gas station in the 2800 block of North Cicero where he was then transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition. 

    • Just after 8 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot while working on his car in the 2400 block of South Central Park, police said. The man told police he heard gunshots and saw the muzzle flash of a weapon near an alley on the street. Three people fled the scene on foot and the man working on his car was shot in the lower left leg, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in good condition. 
    • A 31-year-old man was walking about 10:47 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Eggleston Avenue when someone in a passing black sedan opened fire, police said. The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wounds to his legs, police said. His condition was stabilized.
    Sunday:
    • Just before 1 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm during a verbal altercation with a group of men in the 300 block of South Canal, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition, authorities said. No one was in custody and witnesses with the victim were uncooperative with officers at the scene, according to police. 

    • Around 1:15 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was shot in the finger when someone in a vehicle drove by the porch she was sitting on in the 10500 block of South Edbrooke and opened fire, police said. The woman refused medical treatment at the scene and it was not immediately clear if she was the intended target, according to authorities. 

    • Around 2:30 a.m., a 17-year-old man was shot while walking in the 3100 block of West Douglas, police said. According to authorities, the teen was walking on the block when someone approached him from behind and asked him his gang affiliation before firing shots. The teen was struck three times in the leg, but never saw the face of his attacker, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. 

    • Just after 3 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot on the sidewalk in the 700 block of North Parkside, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the lower right leg and took himself to West Suburban Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. 

    • Around 4:45 p.m., police said a 16-year-old girl was shot will sitting in a vehicle in the 1100 block of West 110th Place. Authorities said the teen was approached by an unknown man who fired shots at her, striking her in the chest. She was transported to Advocate Christ Hospital in serious condition, authorities said. 

    • A 17-year-old boy was shot just before 8:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Adams, police said. The teen was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. Area North detectives are investigating. 
    Monday: 
    • A 30-year-old man told officers he was driving in an area he couldn't remember when he stopped at a stoplight and someone got out of a car, approached the man's vehicle and began yelling gang slogans before opening fire on the vehicle. The driver was shot in the arm, drove away and crashed into a lightpole in the 1200 block of North Menard, police said. Officers saw him walking and called for an ambulance, which took the man to Loyola Hospital. He was last listed in stable condition, police said. 

    • About 30 minutes later, a 38-year-old woman was shot while standing on the sidewalk with a group of people in the 10600 block of South Torrence. Police said someone in a passing black vehicle fired shots on the group, striking the woman in the lower backside. She was taken to Trinity Hospital in stable condition. Police said it was not immediately clear if she was the intended target. 

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