Toddler Among 2 Killed, 8 Others Wounded in Saturday Shootings Across Chicago

A 2-year-old boy and a senior at Butler College Prep were killed in separate shootings on Saturday that also wounded eight others across the city.

The toddler was shot about 10:15 p.m. when someone opened fire in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago police.

The boy, identified as Julien Gonzalez, was with an 18-year-old man near the mouth of an alley in the 2200 block of North Kilbourn when the shots were fired, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Gonzalez, who lived in the Clearing neighborhood, was struck in the neck and rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:39 p.m., authorities said. The man was shot in the left leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

Two females had been fighting in the alley between Kilbourn and Kenneth Avenue when the shots were fired in their direction, police said. Yellow police tape zigzagged across the alley early Sunday as officers secured the crime scene.

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The Butler student was fatally shot during a gathering about 7:35 p.m. in the Eden Green neighborhood on the Far South Side.

James Garrett, 18, suffered a gunshot wound to his back when a male and female pulled out guns and opened fire during an argument in the 13200 block of South Prairie, according to authorities. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead just over an hour later.

Also wounded was a 48-year-old man who was shot in his body and a 20-year-old woman who suffered a gunshot wound to her arm, police said. The man was also taken to Christ and the woman was brought to University of Chicago Medical Center. Their conditions have since been stabilized.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. At 11:36 p.m., a 38-year-old man was walking through a vacant parking lot in the 3100 block of South Michigan when someone in a white sedan fired a shot that struck him in the right hand, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and stabilized.

About a half hour earlier, a man was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.The 36-year-old was arguing with another male about 11 p.m. in the 900 block of North Leamington when the other male opened fire, police said. He suffered two gunshot wounds to his leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Early Saturday, a man was grazed by a bullet during a drive-by attack in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 37-year-old was walking about 4:10 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Paulina when a blue minivan pulled up and someone inside fired shots, grazing his abdomen, police said. He declined medical treatment at the scene.

About an hour earlier, a 29-year-old man was wounded in a Roseland neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. The man was at a party about 3:10 a.m. in the 300 block of West 108th Street when someone pulled out a gun and shot him in the left foot, police said. He also declined medical treatment.

The first shooting of the day left a man wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. About 1:15 a.m., the 30-year-old was standing with a group of people in the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue when shots rang out, police said. He was struck in the buttocks and leg and taken to Stroger in good condition.

On Friday, 1 person died and 5 others were wounded from gun violence throughout the city.

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