13 Dead, 52 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Violence Across Chicago - NBC Chicago

13 Dead, 52 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Violence Across Chicago

The long weekend was the deadliest holiday weekend this summer

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    Thirteen people were killed and at least 52 others, including a pregnant woman, wounded across Chicago over the Labor Day Weekend, as a late surge in violence lifted the city to a grim milestone. 

    The long weekend was the deadliest holiday weekend this summer, after Memorial Day had six people killed and Fourth of July had five fatalities.  

    The most recent killing happened around 10:45 p.m. Monday, when five people were shot, two of them fatally, in the city's Lawndale neighborhood. 

    Police said the group of men were standing on the sidewalk when someone in a silver minivan fired shots at the them. Two 22-year-old men were shot in the chest. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he later died. A 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were seriously wounded and a 16-year-old boy was in critical condition as they were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.

    Just after 7 p.m., two people were killed in a shooting near the city's Ogden Park. Police said two men, were shot in the 1200 block of West Marquette, and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Authorities later said the pair had died of their injuries. 

    Minutes earlier, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot while walking in the 900 block of West 58th Street. A gunman got out of a white vehicle and opened fire at the man, striking him in the torso multiple times. The victim was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

    Around 4 p.m., a 44-year-old man was fatally shot in the head, neck and back while driving in the 4500 block of South Hermitage. 

    Hours earlier, a 22-year-old man was found with wounds to the chest and back as officers responded to a call of a man passed out in a driveway in the 4500 block of South Whipple. Police initially said the wounds may have been from gunshots but later revealed the man had been stabbed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    On Monday morning, two people were shot, prompting SWAT and officers to call for a possible barricade situation in the city's Englewood neighborhood.

    The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. in the 6800 block of South Emerald. 

    Officers responding to a report of two people shot found a 24-year-old man with gunshot wound to the head and a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the thigh and head. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and the 26-year-old was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in stable condition. Witnesses reported the suspected gunman fled into a nearby building. Police were on the scene searching for the suspect.

    Also Monday, an 80-year-old man was found fatally shot in the city's South Shore neighborhood. 

    Police said just before 6:30 a.m. the man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the face in the 2800 block of East 77th Street. No one was in custody for the shooting as of Monday morning. Area South detectives were investigating. 

    On Sunday, four people were killed in shootings across the city.

    Around 10:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing on the street in the 7800 block of South Cornell when two men walked up and fired shots at him. The teen was shot in the back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, but he was later pronounced dead, police said. 

    Just after 6 p.m., officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 5200 block of South Sangamon found a 19-year-old man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The teen was taken to Stroger hospital and was later pronounced dead. 

    Less than an hour earlier, two people were shot while unloading boxes from a vehicle in the  6700 block of South Green Street. The two men, ages 45 and 27, were approached by a man wearing all black clothing who fired multiple shots at them before fleeing on Halsted through vacant lots. 

    The 45-year-old man was shot in the torso and chest and pronounced dead at Advocate Chris Medical Center and the 27-year-old suffered wounds to the back and right wrist and was listed in serious condition at the same hospital. 

    Two people were shot early Sunday in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

    Two men, ages 22 and 32, were standing in an alley about 12:10 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Kildare when they heard gunfire and both felt pain, police said.

    The older man was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the fatality. The younger man suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and chest and later showed up at Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

    At least 45 others have been wounded in shootings across the city over the long holiday weekend. 

    • Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 6300 block of South Winchester, but police said the man was not cooperating with police. The man said he was walking down the street when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. 
    • Just after 2:15 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the bakc and buttocks while walking in the 900 block of North Long. The teen told police he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. 
    • Around 12:40 a.m., a man and woman were shot when someone in a white sedan fired shots at them while they drove on the 5600 block of South Green Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood. A 36-year-old man was shot in the left knee and a 25-year-old woman suffered graze wounds to her legs. Both were listed in stable condition. 
    • Minutes before 11:30 p.m. Monday, a man was shot while driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the city's South Side, police said. The shooting happened on the inbound expressway between 83rd and 85th Streets. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities. 
    • Just after 11 p.m. Monday, A man and a woman were shot while sitting in a parked car in the 3300 block of West Flournoy. The pair said they heard shots and felt pain. A 39-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the neck and a 36-year-old woman was shot in the right arm and back. Both were listed in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. 
    • Minutes earlier, three men were wounded in a shooting in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard. Two men who were in a vehicle traveling westbound on Douglas said they heard shots and felt pain. They drove themselves to Mount Sinai Hospital where they were listed in stable condition. A 32-year-old man later walked into Stroger Hospital with a wound to the left arm. Police said the man had been standing on the sidewalk in the same area when he was shot. He was last listed in stable condition.
    • At 8:45 p.m., two teens were shot when someone in a red SUV fired shots at them as they walked in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. A 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the upper back and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the lower back. Both were taken to St. Francis Hospital in stable condition. 
    • Just after 3:15 p.m. Monday when two people, including a woman who was nine months pregnant, were wounded in a shooting in the 900 block of West 53rd Street. Police said a 27-year-old man was walking with a 23-year-old woman when someone walked up and opened fire at them. According to fire officials, the man and woman were both transported from the scene to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The baby was delivered Monday as both parents remained in surgery, according to family members. 
    • Around 10 a.m. Monday a 30-year-old man was shot while walking in the South Austin neighborhood. Authorities said two people in a van pulled up alongside the victim before one person exited the vehicle and opened fire. The man was shot in the left shoulder and fled to the 300 block of North Central Avenue where he sought help. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said. 
    • Around 4:30 a.m. Monday, a 35-year-old man was shot while stopped at a red light in the 7900 block of South South Shore Drive. Police said the man was shot in the right knee and left foot after someone in a dark-colored sedan fired shots at his vehicle. The victim drove himself to South Shore Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. 
    • Just before 1 a.m., two people were shot in Chicago's Fernwood neighborhood. An 18-year-old men and a 19-year-old man were sitting in the back of a parked veihcle when someone walked up and fired shots at them. The 18-year-old was shot in the back, torso and left leg and the 19-year-old was shot in the right leg. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 
    • Thirty minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot in the arm while driving in the 5800 block of South Laflin. Police said the victim was driving southbound on Laflin when someone got out of a red sedan and fired shots at the vehicle, striking the man in the left arm. The victim drove to St. Bernard's Hospital and was listed in stable condition. 
    • Around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was shot while playing basketball in a park, police said. The teen suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg after a man on a bicycle opened fire in the 9700 block of South Yates Boulevard. The victim was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition.
    • Less than an hour earlier, an 18-year-old was shot in the 2800 block of South Kedvale. The teen had been standing on the street when someone opened fire at him, sending the teen running into a nearby storefront. The gunfire continued, damaging the storefront and the teen was shot in the leg. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition but refused to cooperate with authorities, police said.  
    • Around 5:30 p.m., a 22-year-old was shot while driving in the 200 block of South Allport, police said. The victim drove to the 1600 block of West 21st Street with a gunshot wound to the leg, where he called for help. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. 
    • At 4:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot while standing outside a home in the 7100 block of South State Street. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized. 
    • About 30 minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot while sitting outside a home in the 7400 block of South Kenwood. Police said a passenger in a green vehicle exited the car and opened fire on the man before fleeing westbound on 75th Street. The man took himself to Jackson Park Hospital with a wound to the left torso. He was last listed in stable condition. 
    • Around the same time, a 19-year-old man was shot in a drive-by shooting while walking in the 7000 block of South Eberhart. The teen was shot in the right leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said. 
    • Around 11:30 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in an alley in the 5200 block of West LeMoyne Street. The teen was in a vehicle parked in an alley when a grey car pulled up and two people exited the vehicle. One person pointed a gun at the teen and fired shots before the two got back in the vehicle and fled the scene. The teen was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in stable condition with gunshot wounds to the right hip, according to authorities. 
    • A 25-year-old woman was shot just before midnight Saturday in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The woman was outside in the 3400 block of West Irving Park when someone in a black SUV fired shots at another vehicle and a bullet ricocheted, striking the woman’s right leg, police said. She declined medical treatment.
    • Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in a in the city's West Pullman neighborhood. The man was standing outside in front of a home in the 12400 block of South Perry Avenue when someone in a passing gray Chevy Malibu opened fire. The victim was shot in the head and transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
    • Just before 8:30 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, a 63-year-old man was shot in the back by someone who robbed a store in the 1800 block of West 47th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
    • Around the same time, a 17-year-old boy and a man were shot in the 4900 block of North Kenmore in Uptown. The two suffered gunshot wounds to their backs and took themselves to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, police said.
    • Just after 8 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side. Authorities said someone walked up to the teen at a park in the 5000 block of West Hirsch and opened fire, striking him in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
    • Minuntes earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the right leg in the 5500 block of South Troy in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. A family member took the teen to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
    • Minute after 6 a.m. Saturday, a 64-year-old woman was shot in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. The woman was shot in the calf in the 8100 block of South Paulina, according to police, and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
    • About two hours earlier, a man was shot in the city's Austin neighborhood. The 24-year-old man heard gunfire in the 5000 block of West Adams and realized he’d been shot in the right leg, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
    • Around 3:30 a.m., on Chicago's Near West Side, four men were wounded in a shooting. The men walked in to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds and were listed in good condition. They told police they were shot in the 100 block of North Seeley, though the victims were not cooperating with investigators, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the right ankle, a 34-year-old in both legs and two men, ages 36 and 39, were each shot in their right legs. A gun was recovered at the crime scene, but no further information was available. 
    • About an hour earlier, someone in a white vehicle shot a 20-year-old man as he stood outside in the West Englewood neighborhood. The man was shot in the left hand in the 5600 block of South Marshfield, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
    • Two women were shot around 2 a.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when someone in a gray minivan opened fire in the 4700 block of South Laflin. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, while the other, 31, declined treatment for a graze wound to the left shoulder, according to authorities. 
    • Just before 9:30 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old man was shot while driving in the 1000 block of North Monticello in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police said someone in a black Cadillac SUV opened fire at the man, hitting him in the abdomen. The Cadillac continued to follow the victim as he drove east in the 3100 block of West Augusta. It then rammed his car, sending it spinning into two other vehicles in oncoming traffic, police said. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Two people in the vehicles he crashed into were transported to Stroger and Mount Sinai hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
    • The weekend’s first shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood, when someone in a vehicle pulled up to a 17-year-old boy in the 100 block of North Parkside and opened fire. The teen was shot in the back and elbow, police said. He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in good condition.
    • An off-duty Chicago police officer also suffered a graze wound in a shooting around 5 a.m. Sunday in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood. 

    Prior to the start of the long weekend, Chicago Police arrested 77 peopleand recovered several weapons as well as thousands of dollars in narcotics during an organized takedown on the city's West Side. 

    Last year, 54 people were shot, 8 fatally, over Labor Day Weekend. 

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