12 Sep CMO Cartu Jonathan Reports – 4 Dead, at Least 13 Wounded in Shootings So Far This Weekend – NB…
Chicago police say four people are dead and at least 13
others have been wounded in shootings across the city so far this weekend.
The first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported early
Saturday morning in the 6200 block of South Seeley Avenue.
According to Chicago police, officers responding to a call
of shots fired just after midnight located a 34-year-old man lying unresponsive
on the ground. The man had been shot in the back of the head, and was
pronounced dead at the scene.
No suspects are in custody, and Area One detectives are
investigating the shooting.
Just after 2 a.m. Saturday, a total of six people were shot
in the 100 block of North Pine, according to authorities.
Police say a group had gathered at the location when a
verbal altercation occurred. One of the men involved in the altercation pulled
out a weapon and began firing shots at the group, hitting five people. Another
person returned fire, striking the gunman in the abdomen. He was taken to
Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
According to authorities, a 47-year-old woman was hit in the
face and chest by gunfire, and was pronounced dead at Stroger. Another victim,
a 35-year-old man, was hit in the chest and arm, and was also pronounced dead
at an area hospital.
A total of three victims in the shooting were taken to area
hospitals in good condition.
Just over an hour later, another fatal shooting was reported
in the 700 block of North Morgan. According to police, officers responding to a
call of shots fired found a 36-year-old man lying on the ground.
The man had been shot in the back, and was taken to
Northwestern Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead a short
- A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and
abdomen and managed to make his way to an acquaintance’s house in the 1800
block of South St. Louis at approximately 6 p.m. Police say the man was then
taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in critical condition.
- In the 1000 block of West Argyle at
approximately 6:37 p.m., a 38-year-old man was sitting inside a vehicle when he
was shot in the head. Police say the man was taken to Illinois Masonic in
- At approximately 11 p.m. in the 6400 block of South
King Drive, a 22-year-old woman was riding in a vehicle when she was hit in the
left buttocks by gunfire. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical
Center in good condition, police said.
- Police say a 27-year-old man was standing in the
lobby of an apartment complex in the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue at
approximately 1:22 a.m. when he was shot in the chest. The man was taken to the
University of Chicago in good condition.
- Two men were standing in a park in the 200 block
of South Maplewood at approximately 2:12 a.m. when a person fired shots at
them. A 26-year-old man was hit in the left calf, and a 23-year-old man was hit
in the right thigh. Both are in good condition, but neither person is
cooperating with authorities.
- In the 2200 block of West 33rd Street
at approximately 2:35 a.m., a 24-year-old woman was riding in a vehicle when a
dark-colored SUV pulled up and a person inside opened fire. The woman was hit
in the lower back, and is in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.
- At approximately 2:36 a.m. in the 4900 block of
North Kedzie, a 33-year-old man was driving when a black sedan pulled up and a
person fired shots into his car. The man suffered a graze wound, and refused
medical treatment, police said.
- According to police, officers responding to a
call of shots fired in the 6300 block of South Marshfield at approximately 3:19
a.m. found a man lying on the ground after he’d been shot in the left ankle and
left thigh. The man was taken to the University of Chicago in good condition, and
was uncooperative with authorities.