14 Wounded, 2 Dead In Overnight Shootings

Updated 05/01/11 – 3:01 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) — At least 14 people were shot and wounded and two men are dead following a series of shootings during an eight-hour span throughout the city late Saturday and early Sunday.

In the most recent attack during those hours, 44-year-old Cedrick Allen was shot at 5:39 a.m. Sunday at 301 S. Lavergne Ave., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Allen, of 20138 Arroyo Ave. in south suburban Lynwood, was pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

A separate murder was found on the Far South Side at 9:30 p.m. Saturday after officers responding to an anonymous call found the body of a man shot to death lying on the floor on the floor in the front living room of a vacant building in the 0-100 block of East 101st Place, police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said the man, whose body was decomposed, remains unidentified Sunday afternoon, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.

Fourteen others others were wounded including a woman who walked into a firehouse about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the 4100 block of West West End Avenue with a gunshot wound to the knee, police said. She did not provide details about the shooting, and paramedics took her in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Also on the West Side two men were shot in the abdomen at 10:43 p.m., in the 3500 block of West Medill Avenue, police said.

At 10:55 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man standing on a porch in the 3000 block of East 79th Street was shot by several gunmen on foot, police said. He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

About 15 minutes later, a man was shot in the arm and leg in the 1600 block of East 86th Place, police said. He was taken in good condition to Christ Medical Center.

At 11:24 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man on the sidewalk in the 5800 block of South Wabash Avenue was shot in the cheek and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

Early Sunday, at 12:32 a.m., a 31-year-old man in an alley in the 6300 block of South Morgan Street was shot in the lower back, police said.

About 30 minutes later, a 30-year-old man walking in the 8800 block of South Exchange Avenue was shot in the left ankle and taken in “stable” condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

At 1:28 a.m., a 44-year-old man sitting in a parked vehicle in the 100 block of West 70th Street was shot in the head and taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center, police said.

About 15 minutes later, a 20-year-old man was shot in the abdomen area in the 4900 block of West Quincy Street, police said. He was initially taken to West Suburban Medical in Oak Park and transferred to Stroger Hospital.

About 1:50 a.m., a man was shot in the leg in the 4800 block of North Sheridan Road, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He was taken in good condition to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

On the West Side at 2:29 a.m. someone shot a 21-year-old man in the leg at 3862 W. Madison St., police said. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was not life-threatening.

At 2:46 a.m., a man and woman inside a vehicle in the 4700 block of West West End Avenue were shot by a gunman inside a vehicle that pulled alongside, police said. The 29-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen area and leg and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, while the 34-year-old man was shot was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital in good condition.

About 24 hours earlier, two people were killed and at least eight others were wounded by violence during a six-hour span.

Chicago Police detectives are investigating all the shootings.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • limp

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  • limp

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  • empirical

    These dudes need more target practice. No wonder the medical costs are out of control.

  • empirical

    This weekend is a very big hit to the taxpayers. I doubt any of the “victims” had insurance.

  • empirical

    Obamacare better hurr up to go in effect, it looks like all the obamaities are needing it.

  • Alexander T Brady

    This is just unbeleivable. More black a$$ homies killing. Why do these young black men feel the need to shoot at people? What possibly could justify this behavior? I’m sure there will be plenty of people that will defend their actions and play the racial card, but the problem will remain the same. Jesse Jackson needs to be far more public and condemn this crazy way of life that so many young black homies have chosen. At least he will not be called racist for speaking up. It’s time to stop the violence!!! S.O.S.

  • ismael martinez

    Obama, american citizens are dying when are you sending the cruise missiles, the drones ant f-15’s to bomb these people out. I guess you care more about al-qaeda supported rebels than your brothers in your neighborhood. A lybian rebel is more important to you than an american citizen. see there is no oil in the south side of Chicago, but there are plenty of guns and bullets. This is a typical weeek end in Chicago so people don’t act sruprised.It is common fact that blacks do not like each other.


      I have heard that the blacks don’t like the whites also,can any one confirm that?

  • Serina

    HaHaHaHaHa, good post.

  • Hal

    Well—this is just what I predicted when Jodi Wease was forced out—now all you can sit back and just look out the windows at all the crime and corruption–and its going to get worse—everyone picked on Jodi for bringing all the gang leaders in and telling them what to do—now that Jodi is gone you thing this new guy is going to do any better—not going to happen folks–Jodi Wease was one of a kind

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