Teen Killed, 12 Wounded in Weekend Violence

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in weekend violence that wounded at least 12 others across Chicago.

The teen was fatally shot outside of a reported family party at 10:43 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Constance Avenue in the Stony Island Park neighborhood Friday, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

He was identified as Dionte Maxwell, of the 8400 block of South Marshfield Avenue, and was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Three people were in custody in connection with the shooting including a 19-year-old man who allegedly shot Maxwell during a verbal argument after he was asked to leave the party, police said. 

Two 16-year-old boys were reportedly charged with armed home invasion, attempt home invasion, and mob action in the incident Sunday, according to police..

All three were expected in bond court Sunday, however, charges were still pending for the 19-year-old man and he will not appear in court, Mirabelli said.

The weekend's most recent incident occurred when a 24-year-old man was shot around 10:17 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Two other shootings occurred Sunday morning when a man was wounded at the 68th Street and Pulaski bus stop and another shot from a passing car in the Englewood neighborhood, the Tribune reported.

Both men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said.

On Saturday, a 31-year-old man was shot in the knee around 12:35 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Thomas Street, police said.

He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park in stable condition.

Two others were shot Saturday while walking home from a party in the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the legs and a 17-year-old man was shot in the foot around 2:55 a.m. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Shortly after, a 25-year-old man walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital with a wound to the buttocks. He was reportedly shot in the 9200 block of South Blackstone Avenue, police said.

On Friday, two teens were shot in separate incidents on the city’s Southwest Side.

A 16-year-old boy was shot around 4:30 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Central Park Avenue in the West Lawn neighborhood. He walked into Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot and is in good condition, police said.

A 19-year-old man was dropped off at Little Company of Mary Hospital after being shot around 6:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood, police. He was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with graze wounds to the shoulder and wrist, police said.

Around 10 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the right elbow in the 1400 block of West Lawler Avenue in what appeared to be a gang-related incident, Officer Mirabelli said.

The 30-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

Police said the victim was combative with police and hospital personnel, but witnesses were able to identify the offender. No one was in custody as of Saturday morning.

Just before midnight on Friday two men were stabbed on the city’s North Side.

A 33-year-old man suffered lacerations to the hand and a 28-year-old man suffered wounds to the back after they were stabbed in the 2200 block of North Fremont Street, police said. Both were transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Chicago Police Saturday said the city ended the month of May down four murders from May 2012, an eight percent decrease. Chicago also saw a 31 percent decrease in shootings since last year, according to Director of News Affairs Adam Collins.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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