At Least 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 15 people were shot and wounded in the city over the weekend, all on the South and Southwest sides.

More than half the victims were teenagers, among them a 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. But no one was killed.

• The violent weekend began at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, when two men were shot and wounded at 79th and Wood streets in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, police said.

A 28-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle on the street and talking to a 26-year-old man when two people walked up and fired shots at them, striking both. The two shooters then fled the scene, possibly in a dark colored sport-utility vehicle.

The older victim was shot in the thigh and was listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The younger victim suffered a graze wound to the face, and was listed in good condition at Holy Cross Hospital.
• At 2 a.m. Saturday, a man was hit by a vehicle as he walked with a friend in the 1800 block of West 33rd Street in the McKinley Park neighborhood.

The victim did not report the incident to police at the time and went home, where he realized when he woke up later that morning he had been shot in the knee. Police believe that the person who struck the man with the vehicle had also shot him. He was taken in to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was reported in stable condition.

• A man was shot in broad daylight Saturday morning, in the 600 block of West 119th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood. A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen at 11:13 a.m., police said.

• A 19-year-old man was shot and wounded, also in broad daylight Saturday, in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. He was shot in the legs and buttocks at 11:51 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Laflin Street, police said. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in an unspecified condition.
Paramedics took the victim in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.

• About 7:55 p.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man was shot and wounded in the 8600 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood. Someone pulled up in a white car and opened fire, according to police.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound and was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

• At 1:56 a.m. Sunday, a man was hospitalized after he was shot in the buttocks, at 65th Street and Yale Avenue in the Hamilton Park neighborhood. The man was shot in the buttocks, according to Gaines. He was taken to an unidentified area hospital and was reported in stable condition, police said.

• At 5:25 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old man was shot and critically injured while in a moving vehicle in the Fuller Park neighborhood.

A vehicle with seven people inside was rolling down the 4600 block of South Wentworth Avenue at 5:25 a.m., when someone fired at least one shot at it, striking one of the occupants, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The victim was initially taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, Mirabelli said. He was upgraded to stable later Sunday morning.

• The daylight didn’t stop the violence on Sunday either. At 3:10 p.m., someone fired multiple shots at a 24-year-old man as he stood outside his home on the 6300 block of South Richmond Street Sunday afternoon, but he suffered just one gunshot wound to the lower right leg and was able to drive himself to nearby Holy Cross Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

The gunman was standing in front of his home when someone got out of a maroon-colored vehicle, pulled out a handgun and fired several times at him, police said.

• An hour later at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, a 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded in the 7100 block of South Maplewood Avenue. After seeing a group of males emerge from an alley, the boy heard gunshots and realized he was wounded, police said.
The boy was shot once in the right buttock, and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

• Around 5:20 p.m. Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was critically wounded when he was shot during an argument on the 7300 block of South Constance Avenue.

The victim and another person got into an argument, and the other person took out a gun and shot the boy in the abdomen, police said. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to police.

• About 7 p.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle on the 3800 block of South Ellis Avenue when two people walked up, one with a handgun, police said. The gunman fired several times into the vehicle, striking the victim once in the shoulder. The victim was taken in good condition to Mercy Hospital.

• About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was seriously wounded when he was shot in the chest while walking on the 600 block of East 65th Street.

The boy was walking down the street when several people approached, and someone took out a gun and opened fire, striking him in the chest, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

• About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. She was a passenger in a vehicle in the 7800 block of South Bishop Street when she was shot and wounded in the back, police said.

The vehicle moved to 80th Street and Loomis Boulevard, where police were notified, and the girl was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she remained in serious condition as of Monday morning, police said.

The male driver of the vehicle had been involved in a fight earlier in the evening with several other people in the area, but no one was in custody as of early Monday, police said.

• Finally, about 11:15 p.m. Sunday, a man in his 20s was shot in the 1500 block of West 82nd Street, police said. He was struck in the leg and torso and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition early Monday, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Smithers

    Can’t be, handguns are illegal in Chicago…….LOL

  • JoeS

    Well, they did get better with their aim by Sunday. They should be called “The Buttock Saints” or “The Buttock Shooters” really.

    • Joann Butkus


  • JIM

    It show now the it getting warner out . The NUTS come out and shot everything they can, It the samething every year. And no one want to say it.

  • Meghan

    wow. that’s just horrible. also I wonder who pays for all of these men/women getting shot and going to the hospital….let me think…..

  • Russ

    Yikes, i hate to see the number of shootings in the summer when its HOT.

  • Working man


  • HumanRace

    @ChgoCitizen…if you ever bother to check the roundup in the Tribune you’ll find that creeps of every race,color & creed STAY BUSY!!!! How about the race of ppl w/o criminals cast the 1st stone!!!!! & ur right itz pathetic instead of trying 2 come up with solutions let’s point fingers & identify the race of the culprits!!!

    • ChicagoCitizen

      Take it easy there HumanRace. We the people of Chicago are just fed up with the amount of crime committed by so many young black men in this city. It seems that victimizing the innocent is almost like a sport to these guys. Who can cause the most misery in the most lives. I realize that there are criminals in every race, but if you read the news every day you have no choice but to agree with me. The solutions are obvious no brainers. Put the violent offenders in prison and keep them there.

  • Taria Collins

    I am sooo glad I stay in Beverly, we don’t have those problems in my neighborhood…the children can actually go outside and play with no problems, hell, we can even leave our doors unlocked if we want…no hoodlums!!! and yes, its black and white over there and I love it as a black woman!!!!

    • George


      • Taria Collins

        actually most of my neighbors are NOT police and firemen, we just don’t tolerate certain things in our neighborhood…any suspicious activity we report EVERYTHING to the police!!! its called UNITY!! so its NOT a bad example…so sorry for the ppl who have to live in dangerous neighborhoods…don’t get mad cause u prob stay in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment and I have a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in Beverly!! do ur research first about Beverly before u try and say something that u obviously have NO knowledge about!!

  • Jackie

    It’s really pathetic that these shootings happen consistently in the black neighborhoods and those of us living in these neightborhoods know that most of the shootings are not even reported. I think that a lot of these young men would not turn to the street if they had jobs that they can get to. Not jobs in the suburbs that take them 1 1/2 hours to get to and they eventually end up quitting because it’s too hard to get back and forth to work. They need another outlet and they need to know it is just as easy to love as it is to hate. They can’t get what they want so they don’t want anyone else to have anything, so they hate themselves and others as well. Sad…but it starts one person at a time. A lot of these boys need to be mentored by someone who cares.

    • Alice

      Young criminal gang members would not work regardless of what job oportunities are available to them. There is no thrill in going to work every day. The thrill lies in committing the crime, whether it’s robbing, beating, busting caps, stealing cars, etc. And these aren’t boys, regardless of their age. They are hardened, heartless criminals!!

    • lifelongchicagoan

      A lot of these boys need to be mentored by someone who cares……

      How about starting with their parents

      • Homer

        The only thing these little criminals need is decades in max security prison!!

  • Denver Deadite

    Ahh, so here’s the results of the survey that the gun proponents used.

  • D2

    When did “gunmen” become “shooters” and when can we have “gunmen” back?

  • No One Would Have Been Shot If....

    the drugs these morons were selling could be legally purchased.
    Ay, there lies the rub.

    The answer isn’t more guns you moronic, teabagging imbeciles.

    • Devon

      Where do you get teabagging from? This story as well as the comments have absolutely nothing to do with politics.

  • Chivi

    Obviously the jails look good to some people that commit crimes. They can’t wait to go back.

    • Pam

      Of course not. They have buddies there, they get to prison and it’s business as usual.

  • Yep - I said it.

    Don’t worry everyone – it will soon all be over, and here is how. McDonald’s is hiring 50,000 people. Whenever we see stories like this one where, I’ll say it, blacks are shooting each other like they’re ducks at an amusement park, it is blamed on the fact they can’t get real jobs, so they gang bang and sell drugs. But they will now have ample opportunity to get a real job and all this violence should end. Now, if it doesn’t, then maybe those blaming the violence on lack of jobs will realize the violence is really because they are lazy and just prefer to do what comes easy to them – break the law and murder.

    • ChicagoCitizen

      My point exactly! It’s really hard to remain a non-racist in this city. I suppose if I stopped reading the paper or stopped watching the news. Or maybe if I never left home I would be oblivious to reality. I have no problem with people of different races, but people with no regard for anyone or anything, I do.

    • Taria Collins

      wow!!! its harsh but true!!!

  • Concerned Citizen

    After one tally’s up the annual murders in southern chicago, they can look back and sincerely say….

    ….and nothing of value was lost.

    • Ralph

      Except for maybe the little kids who catch the stray bullets.

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