Nearly 20 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Past 2 Days

CHICAGO (CBS) — The continued unseasonably warm weather made for another violent night in Chicago.

Between 3 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday, at least 10 people were shot and wounded around the city, and one was shot and killed. Altogether, at least 19 people have been shot since Wednesday afternoon, and a 20th man was beaten so severely that police initially thought he had been shot.

The first shooting on Thursday happened in broad daylight in the South Side’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Two people were wounded.

Someone fired shots just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the 4700 block of South Champlain Avenue, police said. A 42-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, while a 49-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Their conditions and further details of the shooting were not known. Nobody was reported in custody Friday morning.

At 7:10 p.m., an 18-year-old woman was shot and wounded in a drive-by incident in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The young woman was standing on the sidewalk in the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue when she was struck by gunfire from someone in a gray vehicle, police said.

She was taken in serious condition Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen area, police said. No one was in custody Friday morning.

About 10 minutes later, three people were shot and wounded in the Pilsen neighborhood.

They were injured in a drive-by shooting in which gang slogans were yelled, police said.

The victims were shot in the 1900 block of South Throop Street around 7:20 p.m., police said. A man was wounded in the leg, and a woman was in serious condition after being shot in the head. Both were taken to an unidentified hospital, police said. Another person, whose gender is unknown, arrived at an area hospital on his or her own, police said.

No one was in custody in connection with the shooting Friday morning.

Within two hours, two people were injured — one seriously — in another shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The two people shot said they heard the gunshots ring out at 9:02 p.m. in the 4100 block of W. West End Avenue, then felt pain, police said.

One victim was shot in the chest and is in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital early Friday, police said. A second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the body and was in stable condition, also at Mount Sinai.

Further circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately known. No one was in custody early Friday.

At 9:40 p.m., a man was shot and killed in the Far South Side’s West Pullman neighborhood.

The man was shot in the chest about 9:40 p.m. near South Lowe Avenue and West 117th Street, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Carlos Morales, 32, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He was shot at home.

Calumet Area police detectives are investigating, but nobody was in custody Friday morning.

Shortly afterward, a man was shot multiple times, again in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, by a suspect who demanded money from him.

The man, 45, was shot about 9:49 p.m. at 410 S. Kilpatrick Ave., police said. He was inside a vehicle and was shot after the suspect approached and demanded money.

He drove himself to Loretto Hospital, but was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said.

In the most recent reported incident, a man was shot on the Near West Side, on the former site of the ABLA Homes public housing development.

The shooting happened just after midnight in the 1300 block of West 13th Street, police said.

An adult man reported hearing shots and then feeling pain, police said. He was listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital early Friday.

This was the second consecutive night plagued by violence in Chicago. At least eight people were also shot between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, and a ninth was beaten so severely that police thought he was shot.

The violent incidents between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday happened on all sides of the city in the Chicago Lawn, Hamilton Park, Morgan Park, Rogers Park, South Austin, Washington Park and West Englewood neighborhoods.

No one died in the earlier round of shootings, but in one incident in the 2700 block of West 64th Street, a man had been beaten to the point where he was covered in blood. He was reported in critical condition, and police initially thought he had been shot.

Several of the Wednesday night shootings also had multiple victims. An incident in the 1400 block of West Estes Avenue in Rogers Park, and an incident in the 300 block of North Pine Avenue in South Austin, each wounded two men.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Mr. Reality

    But wait, Weis the celebrity ex- supt said crime was down to record levels? Has he fudged the numbers? …….. and I bet he still does not have one job offer.

    • woolfie

      Where have you been!!!!!!! Weis has been gone for a couple of weeks now, don’t you get the news under that rock where you live?

  • Hal

    Jodi’s gone–the rank and file dont have anyone to breathing fire down their backs — the adult day care member ( gangs ) can now have a field day without worrying about being dragged in for another summit

  • Sol

    The Boys of Summer…………………………..are armed!

  • henry

    do you think the shooters had FOID cards and legal guns

    • hugo

      i doubt they even have jobs

  • Just the Average Joe

    It’s going to be a long hot summer. I do hope Rahm gets a Police Commsisioner that turns these high crime areas upside down.

    • Esteve

      GOOD, let them all kill each other, hopefully I don’t catch a stray…

    • Roberta Waker

      He needs someone like Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona. THEN, he needs judges with balls enough to punish the crooks. And, having a minimum 10 year sentence for any crime committed with an UNREGISTERED firearm by someone WITHOUT a FOID card, should be mandatory.

      • Marty McFLy

        Then LEAVE!!!

      • AMM

        I agree with Roberta. The judges are to blame because they put these thugs right back out on the street.

      • Shajen


        Do you really want to live in a police state? How long do you think white skin would protect you, if any one of our citizens is singled out? The hate that is being percolated in this country reminds me of the hatred that was spread before and during Nazi control in Germany.

  • Scotland Yard

    How about beat cars do more in the way of conducting searchs on the street,
    how about the city comes up with a”turn your neighbor in”for a reward if the neighbor suspect`s you have a weapon!Common sense things will help get illegal weapons off the street.
    TAX known gang bangers heavily pass an ordinance!

    • Roberta Waker

      How about conceal/carry? Then people can defend themselves. Don’t even breathe the word “TAX” because Quinn will find a way for more taxes on Illinois citizens, which probably won’t include taxing the crooks.

  • young wanna be

    It cant be stopped. Majority of these are Gang related. When the bangers have no real family but the Gang they belong to it impossible to eliminate. The issue so much deeper i think than anyone realizes……

  • U Mean A. Hole Saxon

    Gosh your an idiot !

    • Tracy

      What kind of thing is that to say? There is really no need for abusive comments.

  • yep yep

    The ad at the bottom of this article is for the firearms training institute….comments?

  • A Alfa Plumbing

    the conceal/carry law is needed… maybe that will make them think twice before shooting innocent people.

    • Mr. Justice

      I agree! It is not the law abiding citizens that are shooting people. It is the gang bankers and other punks. WE, the law abiding citizens have the right to protect ourselves and NOT just in our homes. Everyone better wake up and take back their rights that the Daley Camp took away.

  • RW

    “I am going to China to tell them why Chicago is the ideal location for leisure travelers.”
    – Mayor Daley today in a news conference before leaving for a trip to China

    “Crime is at an all-time record low for that past few months”
    Police Supt. Weiss during the cold winter months of Dec., Jan, and Feb. 2011.

    • Mr. Justice

      I think he and Daley have been cooking the books.

  • Tom

    Can we send these guys to Libya to help the rebels beat down Ghadafi?

    • P W

      YES! I couldn’t agree more

  • DoNotCensor

    Who the hell is responsible for reporting comments? Please explain your sorry self.

    • Helen

      People who report comments will not reply. They hide behind their computers because they know what they are doing is simple censorship. A$$holes

      • Mr. Justice


  • johnnyOh

    I am glad gun control works in Chicago. I assume they were shot with paintball guns? Oh..what real guns..but but they are illegal. I mean law obeying citizens can’t by them!..Stupid liberals.

    • upfront

      Johnny your the idiot here not realizing that guns can be bought as easily as street drugs regardless of laws.
      It’s always better to do something better than nothing.

      • Mr. Justice

        Actually, I believe you are the idiot “upfront”. Gun Control DOES NOT work. Never has, never will. The bad guys will always get firearms. It is up to Law Abiding Citizens to stand up and protect themselves. The police cannot be everywhere. It is better to think logical and come up with a real course of action, then to just do something.

  • upfront

    I live in Rogers Park and see a lot of police patrol every time I go out, it surprises me some what on how much violence still goes on with all the patrolling.
    One has to ask….What are all the police doing, shouldn’t have so much crime with all the heavy patrol.
    I know….why don’t more police officers get out and walk rather than drive all the time, a little exercise don’t hurt anyone.

  • Can't Stand Conservatives!

    That’s right JohnnyOh. The solution to all these gang-related shootings, putting whole communities on edge every time they walk out the door, is more guns.
    Excellent idea.
    I guess it’s not really your problem right? After all, you live in the burbs where gang violence is only something that happens on your TV.

    I wonder if you stayed a week or two in West Lawndale, and had some heated conversations with some Vice Lords on the block – if you’d feel the same way.

    So, you’re solution is to arm everyone over the age of say 10 – and lower taxes for the filthy rich in this country by taking away funding for social programs geared to build the community by ridding it of gangs and violence, while offering programs for the unemployed..

    Brilliant! Why don’t you have some more of those teabags you’ve been smoking.

    • Tyrone

      @Can’t Stand I agree, except only those 21 and older should be armed. I totally agree we need to limit social handouts. I don’t get the teabag joke, this has absolutely nothing to do with politics.

      • D.O

        Personally, the point is that gun-control laws are irrelevant when gang members get weaponry outside of the law anyway. The gun-control laws basically make it harder for a regular joe citizen to buy/carry a weapon.

        Its not really politics at all. Its more about a law that doesn’t do what it was intended to do. Many laws turn into this scenario.

      • Mr. Justice

        @ D O Good answers!

  • Keep on shootin

    This is all ok. Figure soon enough the blacks will have killed themselves off and crime in chicago decreases and we can start moving in nice families to those neighborhoods

    • Gary

      None of that can happen soon enough.

  • Anglo-Saxon

    Here we go again, the black a$$ natives are getting restless.

    • Shajen


      That was beyond rude. I could call myself WASP if I wanted, but I wouldn’t use that as an excuse to step into the gutter.

      • LittleOldLady

        @Shajen, Mr. Anglo may have been a little rude, but NWA’s comment was far more offensive, way over the line. What does NWA stand for anyway?

    • Fred

      Ain’t that the truth. These black nigs love bustin those caps.

      • NWA

        We love bustin’ y’all daughter mo!


  • Normal

    I can’t believe the 2 bigoted comments above (as of 11:00 A.M.) were allowed to remain on the page. The comments were also totally ignorant. Everyone with half a brain knows that the birthrate in the war zones, exceeds the murder rate. Sadly, most of those innocent newborns don’t stand a chance.

    • Disgusted

      @Normal, Allowed to remain on the page? This isn’t communist Russia, China, or Iran. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Only an a$$hole would report or remove a comment from a public message board. Censorship is immensely UnAmerican.

      • Gail

        I totally agree, can someone explain why a comment would ever be removed, as long as it doesn’t make any theats or break any other law. People really need to be a little less sensitive.

      • Mr. Justice

        I agree! This is not Russia, China, or Iran. It is Chicago, and unfortunately, they do like censorship around here. I don’t.

  • Chivi

    Can you imagine sending these gang rivals to Libya and letting them see whose turf it is now??? More cops for the second and third shift. These guys are like vampires. They sleep during the day. Too many lazy cops during the day. The ones with more clout get these positions. Put more cops out during the evening and at night. Let them earn their money!!!!!

  • Chiviq

    Rahm, I hope you are listening. More cops during the afternoon and late shift!! Last night I got home late from work. I live in a dangerous neighborhood. We went down so many streets with hoodlums out and not one single cop cruising the area. Put more cops out during this time and you’ll see the difference. Seems like these gang bangers know when to leave their coffins.

    • darlene

      I am an R.N. and work late. There are times when thugs surround my car and tap on my window when I’m at a red light and I have to floor it through the red light. It would be great to have some cops cruising around but that doesn’t mean they will stop if you wave them down, they hesitate for a second, look you right in the eye, see that you are desperate, and keep on going. Cops will not stop unless you take the time to call 911. Maybe, then maybe, they show up in the bad hoods.

  • Darrell

    If the gun problem is to be solved, start at the root.!st the cun manufacturers.federal background checks on them and their employees. They should have a perc card to work there, and the sellers shouls also have perc cards. All the gun sales should be investigated for a week not including weekends and a digital paper trail following the route of EVERY gun sold or brought into this country. If the guns used by hoodlums, black, white, hispanic are traced back to any one gun dealer or manufacturer THEY should be locked in a FEDERAL prison. I bet the illegal guns won’t be out there long. dont forget to put the rest of the hoods in FEDERAL lockup too!

    • Mr. Justice

      I agree with Mark. Guns are not the problem. I wouldn’t go so far as blaming an entire race on the actions of a few though. WE do not need more gun control, nor do we need control. We just need Conceal Carry and then have the police and DA’s enforce the laws that are on the books.

      • mexi-nog

        that is true, have you ever seen “Baitcar”, mexicans are also to blame

    • Mark

      What a stupid idea. Guns aren’t the problem. The little doing the shooting are the problem. The only way to curb the killing is to put the in prison and keep them there.

  • Steven Bayne

    Free speech can be a “problem.” Guns can be a “problem.” Both are Constitutionally protected. Irresponsibility is a problem for those who take advantage of a right in order to commit a wrong; whether it is slander or the illegal use of a firearm. Until the human problem is addressed by the good people of the S. Side they will be looking to blame others or, even, the Second Amendment. The problem is in ourselves, not our Constitution.

  • cabbage

    I’ve been trying to send message to this board, three times now and it hasn’t appeared. It is not offensive, just a comment.

  • zinger

    Maybe it’s a good thing Cook county Jail got the TSA x-ray machines, the worthless thugs should have cancer by the time they’re 30.

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