At Least 27 Shot in Chicago Over Father's Day Weekend

The weekend's latest homicide took place on the city's West side just after midnight Sunday

At least two people were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over Father's Day weekend.

The weekend's latest homicide took place on the city's west side just after midnight Sunday, when police said a 17-year-old boy, later identified as Brandon Peterson, was gunned down while standing with a group in the 3100 block of West Polk Street.

Peterson, who lived about a block away, was shot in the head and transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

On Friday, a 27-year-old man later identified as Dewey Knox was shot killed in an apparent drive-by shooting. The shooting, which also took place on the west side, occurred just after midnight in the 1300 block of South Central Park Avenue.

Police said a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside the vehicle opened fire. Knox, of the 1400 block of South Troy Street,  was hit in the back and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Others wounded in shootings Saturday evening and into Sunday include: 

  • Three people standing on the sidewalk on the 5000 block of South Michigan Avenue were hit by bullets fired from someone on a bicycle at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. An 11-year-old girl was shot in the ankle and taken in good condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, police said. Another girl, 17, was shot in the leg and taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. A third victim, a 19-year-old man, showed up at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with graze wounds to the ankle and thigh, police said.
  • A 16-year-old boy was shot while standing on a corner on the 1700 block of West 51st Street at about 10:40 p.m., police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the foot. Police said the boy has gang affiliations.
  • Around 4:20 a.m. a 20-year-old man walked into Jackson Park Hospital with gunshot wounds. Police said the man told officers he was walking near 79th Street and Maryland Avenue when he got into an argument with a group of people and was shot. He was last listed in stable condition.
  • Around 4 a.m., a 37-year-old man was shot while walking in the 9300 block of South Greenwood Avenue. The man told police he was walking home and did not hear or see anything before he realized he was shot in the elbow and back. He was being treated at Advocate Trinity Hospital.
  • Just before 3 a.m., police said a 21-year-old woman was shot in the knee near Lyndale and Sacramento avenues. The woman was transported to Norwegian American Hospital for treatment but her condition was not immediately known.
  • Ten minutes earlier, two people were shot in the 1700 block of West 18th Place. The two were sitting in a car when someone approached the vehicle and opened fire. One man was shot in the side and was listed in serious condition at Stroger Hospital. The other man was shot in the shoulder and was listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital.
  • Around 11:10 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 2900 block of South Poplar Avenue. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, but details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.
  • About 20 minutes earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot while standing on a sidewalk near 57th Street and Racine Avenue. The man was standing on the sidewalk when a light-colored truck drove by and fired shots, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
  • At 2:45 p.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 400 block of West 118th Street. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
  • At the same time, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1600 block of South Indiana Avenue. The man took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

At least 14 other people were wounded since Friday afternoon.

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