8 Dead, 41 Wounded in Mother’s Day Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatality occurred in the Homan Square neighborhood, where an unidentified man thought to be between the ages of 16 and 25 was discovered on the street

Eight people were killed and 41 others wounded in shootings across Chicago during a period of just over 48 hours this weekend. As advocacy groups gathered to call for peace on Mother’s Day weekend, those pleas went unanswered as violence once again plagued communities across the city.

At least 24 of the weekend’s shootings happened in an eight hour period from Friday night to Saturday morning.

The most recent fatal shooting occurred at 3:21 p.m. Sunday, when an unknown male was found on the street in the 3400 block of W Arthington in the Homan Square neighborhood, according to police. He had multiple gunshot wounds, police said, and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said he was between the ages of 16 and 25, and they did not know his identity as of early Sunday evening.

The rest of the weekend’s shootings are as follows:

FRIDAY

  • The first shooting of the weekend occurred at 2:47 p.m., when a 30-year-old man was in an alley in the 1700 block of N Harding in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. An unknown offender approached on foot and fired shots, according to Chicago police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the wrist and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, police said, where he was listed in stable condition.
  • One man was killed and two others injured in a shooting in the 7600 block of S Maryland in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Friday night. The three men were outside at a party when someone drove past and began firing shots. A 26-year-old old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the back, and a 40-year-old man was taken to Jackson Park Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. Both were listed in stable condition. A 29-year-old man was shot in the stomach and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office later identified him as Terrell Berkhart of the 9200 block of S Dobson.
  • At 8:39 p.m. in the 7600 block of S Euclid, in the South Shore neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was standing outside when an unknown offender walked up and shot him in the leg. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and is listed in stable condition.
  • At 9:51 p.m., a 22-year-old man was standing on the curb in the 2200 block of S Kirkland in Lawndale when a black Chevrolet SUV pulled up. An offender exited the vehicle and shot the victim multiple times before driving away. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition, according to police.
  • Less than 20 minutes later at 10:09 p.m., a 25-year-old man was standing outside in the 10700 block of S Champlain in the Roseland neighborhood. Someone in a passing vehicle fired shots, according to police, striking the victim in the knee. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital and was listed in stable condition, police said.
  • A 23-year-old man was in the 8000 block of S Union Ave in the Gresham neighborhood around 11 p.m. when someone fired shots at him from inside a silver vehicle, according to police. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the knee.
  • At 11:16 p.m., two men were caught in the middle of gunfire between two cars, police said. The shooting occurred in the 5100 S King Dr in the Washington Park neighborhood. The two victims, ages 26 and 30, were walking down the street when a black SUV fired shots at another car, who returned fire. The two men were struck: the 26-year-old in the foot, taken to Mercy Hospital in good condition. The 30-year-old was shot in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • In the 700 block of W 61st Place in Englewood, a 16-year-old girl was outside when a silver vehicle approached and someone inside the car opened fire. She sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh and self-transported to St. Bernard Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.

SATURDAY

  • The first shooting on Saturday occurred in the West Side Austin neighborhood at 12:25 a.m., police said. A 24-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were outside in the 5200 block of W Congress when two unknown offenders approached on foot and fired shots, striking the victims, police said. The 15-year-old was shot in the hand and self-transported to Loretto Hospital in good condition. The 24-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, also in good condition, according to police.
  • A 25-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were leaving a party in the South Side Lithuanian Plaza neighborhood at 1:22 a.m. when they were shot, police said. The two were getting into a vehicle when an unknown attacker opened fire. The man was shot in the hand and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. The woman sustained a gunshot wound to the leg, and taken to Holy Cross hospital where she was in good condition, according to police.
  • A 30-year-old man was found shot to death in a car in the 7400 block of South Union at 1:31 a.m. Saturday morning, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities said the victim was the driver of the vehicle, and that an unknown assailant fired shots into the car, striking him in the chest. The victim attempted to flee and struck a parked car before coming to a stop.
  • An 18-year-old man was shot around 2 a.m. in the 6300 block of S Ashland in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said. He sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition. Police said he was not cooperating with investigators.
  • A 20-year-old man was walking outside in the 2000 block of S Wolcott Ave in the city’s Heart of Chicago neighborhood at 2:33 a.m. He heard shots and felt pain, then self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police. He had a gunshot wound to the left foot and was listed in good condition, police said.
  • At 2:36 a.m., a 35-year-old man was walking in the 6400 block of S King Drive in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. He suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where police said he was in stable condition.
  • At 2:59 a.m., a 25-year-old man was sitting in a car in the 500 block of N Marshfield in the West Town neighborhood. An unknown man approached the car and fired shots inside, striking the victim in the shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, according to police.
  • Also around 3 a.m., a 38-year-old man was outside in the 6700 block of S Claremont Ave in West Englewood when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to police. He was listed in good condition.
  • At 3:06 a.m., a 24-year-old woman was outside in the 1200 block of N Mason in the North Austin neighborhood when an unknown offender produced a gun and began shooting. The woman sustained a gunshot wound to the foot and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center, where she was in good condition, police said.
  • A 39-year-old man was walking in the 6100 block of S St. Lawrence Ave in the West Woodlawn neighborhood when an unknown offender approached and fired shots, police said. He self-transported to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach, according to police, and was listed in stable condition.
  • Two men were wounded in a shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood at around 3:30 a.m., according to police. A 25-year-old man and 23-year-old man were in the 3200 block of W Maypole when the shooting occurred. The 25-year-old was shot in the face and the 23-year-old was shot five times in the torso. Both victims self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where the 25-year-old was in critical condition and the 23-year-old in fair condition, according to police.
  • At approximately 4 a.m., a 25-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 1300 block of W Roosevelt Rd in the University Village. An unknown offender in another car opened fire, striking the victim twice in the arm. He self-transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition, according to police.
  • At 12 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was involved in a domestic-related verbal altercation with a 33-year-old man in the 400 block of W 79th Place in the Gresham neighborhood. The 33-year-old man pulled out a gun and shot the boy in the torso three times, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
  • At 1:15 p.m., a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were standing at a bus stop in the 10200 block of S Michigan Ave in the Roseland neighborhood when they heard shots and began to run before they realized they had been hit, police said. They were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where the girl was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm. The man sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and left arm and was in stable condition, according to police.
  • A 16-year-old boy was walking in the 3300 block of W Washington in the East Garfield Park neighborhood at 5:40 p.m. when an unknown black male came up to him and fired shots before fleeing, according to police. He self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital with two gunshot wounds to the hip, police said, and is listed in good condition.
  • At 7:35 p.m., a 39-year-old man was walking in the 2200 block of S Kirkland when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg.
  • A 58-year-old man was shot to death while sitting at his kitchen table Saturday evening. Andres Rivera was in his Archer Heights home in the 5200 block of S Kolin when shots fired from outside tore through his front door, striking him in the head, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 8:30 p.m., and it is not believed that he was the intended target of the shooting.
  • A 17-year-old boy was standing outside in the 1300 block of S Lawndale Ave in the Lawndale neighborhood at 9:05 p.m. when heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg, and was listed in stable condition, according to Chicago police.
  • A 26-year-old man was found shot to death in the 400 block of S Cicero in the Austin neighborhood at 10:50 p.m., according to police. Officers responded to call of a person shot and found the man lying unresponsive on the sidewalk in front of a funeral home, police said. He had a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was taken to Loretto Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
  • At 11:24 p.m., a 26-year-old man was walking in the 3300 block of W 13th St in the North Lawndale neighborhood when several men approached him and opened fired, according to police. He sustained a gunshot wound to the right shoulder and self-transported to Saint Anthony Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

SUNDAY

  • At 12:15 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 4100 block of W North Ave in the Hermosa neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the upper right arm.
  • A 27-year-old woman was shot while sitting in a parked car in the 3600 block of W Cermak in the Little Village neighborhood at 12:40 a.m., according to police. Authorities said an offender walked up to her vehicle and opened fire, striking her in the right side of her torso. She self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and was listed in stable condition.
  • A 20-year-old man was arguing with another man at 12:44 a.m. in the 6100 block of N Oakley Ave in the West Ridge neighborhood, police said. The man pulled out a gun and fired at the 20-year-old victim, who was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left buttocks, according to police. He is in stable condition.
  • A 35-year-old woman was driving a vehicle in the 4100 block of S Sacramento at 1:15 a.m. in the Brighton Park neighborhood, according to police, when someone in a gray sedan opened fire. She was shot in the right arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, police said.
  • At 1:33 a.m., a 21-year-old man was walking in the 3800 block of W Adams Blvd in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right arm, according to police, and is in stable condition.
  • Around 3 a.m., a 25-year-old man was in the 4400 block of S California Ave in Brighton Park when he was shot in the abdomen, according to police. He told officers that someone driving a tow truck fired shots at him before fleeing. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and was listed in stable condition, police said.
  • A 21-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 4400 block of W Washington in the West Garfield Park neighborhood at 3:13 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He sustained gunshot wounds to the left thigh and scrotum, and self-transported to West Suburban Medical Center, where police said he was in stable condition.
  • At 3:57 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the 5400 block of W Thomas in Austin, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, authorities said.
  • A 35-year-old man was fatally shot while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive, according to police. Officers responded to reports of a car crashing into a pole in the northbound lanes near Foster Avenue around 5:08 a.m., police said. Officers discovered that the back seat passenger had been shot in the lower back. Police said he and two other people had been driving northbound in the 4400 block of Lake Shore Drive when a nearby car opened fire. The vehicle then crashed into a light pole in the 5000 block of Lake Shore Drive. The victim was the only person in the car who was shot, and he was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner as 35-year-old Keon Lewis.
  • Around 5:30 a.m., a 30-year-old man was in the 700 block of W 59th St in Englewood when he told police he was shot in the face. He self-transported to St. Bernard Hospital and was transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to police. He was not cooperating with investigators, police said.
  • A 21-year-old man was shot to death in the 7600 block of S Prairie in the Park Manor neighborhood on Sunday morning, according to police. The 21-year-old man was walking down the street when an unknown black male offender approached and fired several shots before fleeing. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office later identified him as Kourtney Young, of the 7300 block of S King Drive.
  • At 12:51 p.m. Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 5000 block of W Erie in the Austin neighborhood, police said. He sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said he was not cooperating with investigators.
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