Shootings Leave At Least 6 Dead, 19 Wounded

UPDATED 05/31/11 12:32 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Whether it was the heat or the holiday, at least six people are dead, and 19 more are wounded, in a violent stretch of time starting Monday afternoon.

In the earliest reported fatal shooting, a 26-year-old man was shot and killed in the Chatham neighborhood as he tried to protect his girlfriend from an attack by several women.

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As the man’s girlfriend was attacked around 7:50 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Eberhart Avenue, several men came up and shot the man several times. The man, identified at Lavarro Taylor, 26, of East Chicago, Ind., was wounded in the head and body, and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

About 11:15 p.m. Monday, a 16-year-old girl was killed and a 26-year-old man was wounded in a shooting.

The man and the girl were driving in a vehicle at 958 W. Garfield Blvd. across from Sherman Park, when an unknown male drove up beside them in another vehicle and pulled out a gun before firing several shots, according to police News Affairs.

Karla Allen, 16, of the 5400 block of South May Street, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The man was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, police said.

In a fourth deadly incident, a man was shot in the abdomen in the Englewood neighborhood and killed.

At 11:56 p.m. Monday, a man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Jason R. Mann, 27 — was shot in the abdomen in the Eastwood Gardens apartment complex in the 6500 block of South Lowe Avenue, according to police News Affairs.

Mann, who lived in the complex, was pronounced dead at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center at 12:44 a.m., according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

Wentworth Area police detectives were questioning a person of interest Tuesday morning.

Not long afterward, a man was killed and two others were shot on the Southwest Side.

Three people were standing outside in the 7900 block of South Artesian Avenue at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached from a gangway and fired several shots at the group before running away, according to police News Affairs.

Brandon Shannon, 25, of the 8000 block of South Artesian Avenue, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were also injured and were both shot in the leg, according to police.

A man died early Tuesday after he was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting on the South Side.

Around 1:30 a.m., a man — identified by the Medical Examiner’s office as Stephen Hill, 20 — was shot multiple times by an unknown suspect who fired shots from a passing vehicle in the 300 block of East 60th Street, according to police News Affairs.

Hill, of the 2500 block of East 77th Street, was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospitals at 2:59 a.m., according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

In the latest incident, a 44-year-old man is dead after being shot in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

A gunman fired several shots at a man — striking him in the chest — about 4:20 a.m. in the 1300 block of West 87th Street, according to police News Affairs The unidentified man was dead on the scene, police said.

Several other shootings left victims wounded:

• The first reported shooting happened around 2 p.m. Monday, when a 13-year-old boy was shot while standing in front of his home in the 9400 block of South Indiana Avenue. Someone opened fire from a rear passenger seat of a gray Chevrolet Cavalier passing by, police said.

The boy was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition Monday evening, police said.

• Around 2:15 p.m. Monday, when a 17-year-old boy was hit by gunfire. Two men walked up to the boy wand opened fire in the 1900 block of North Karlov Avenue, police said. He was shot in the upper thigh and is listed in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

• Just over two over two hours later, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm while he worked on a van in the 1100 block of South St. Louis Avenue by a man who accused the boy of trying to steal the vehicle, police said.

The 15-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Monday night, according to police.

• At 7:24 p.m. a person was shot near the intersection of 73rd Street and Western Avenue, police said. The person was taken to Holy Cross Hospital.

• About 8:20 p.m., a male was shot while he sat with his mother on his front porch in the 0-99 block of East 108th Street, police said.

The male, whose age was not specified, heard shots ring out and dove on top of his mother before being shot in the right buttock, according to police. His mother, who was not injured, saw two males shooting from a white Chevrolet sedan, according to the report.

Her son was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition was stable, police said.

• About 9:20 p.m., a 14-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the right shoulder and a 16-year-old boy both suffered a graze wound to the buttocks when a passenger in an unknown vehicle shot in their direction in the 1300 block of West 112th Place, police said.

The two boys were taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where they were in stable condition early Tuesday.

• Fifteen minutes later, an 18-year-old man was shot in the knee by an unknown suspect while walking down the street in the 11300 block of South Forest Avenue, according to police.

The teenager was treated and released from an area hospital, police said.

• About 10:10 p.m. a 51-year-old man was shot in the leg by unknown attackers who approached while he sat at a bus stop in the 2400 block of East 75th Street, according to police.

The man was listed in good condition early Monday at Jackson Park Hospital, police said.

• Later in the night, a woman was shot and critically wounded during a fight in Jackson Park, in the shadow of the Museum of Science and Industry.

The 22-year-old woman was shot in the head around 11:15 p.m. Monday in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, police said. The woman and the friend were walking to a public restroom when they head a fight between a group of males break out.

A suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple times, striking the woman in the head, according to police.

The unidentified woman was reported in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Earlier reports that she had died were incorrect.

A 17-year-old boy was also shot, police said. He was taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County by his mother.

• Around 11:30 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in the buttocks about 11:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of West Ferdinand Street, police said. He was hospitalized in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

• Six minutes later, a 24-year-old man was shot in the thumb while standing outside a bar in the 3900 block of West Berteau Avenue in a drive-by attack, police said. The man was treated and released at the scene.

• About 1:30 a.m., a man was walking near 31st Street and Rhodes Avenue when he heard gunfire and started running, a Prairie District captain said. He was shot in the leg as he ran, and is listed in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 1:30 a.m., a man was walking near 31st Street and Rhodes Avenue when he heard gunfire and started running, a Prairie District captain said. He was shot in the leg as he ran, and is listed in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

• Fifteen minutes later, a 25-year-old man walked into Stroger Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said.

• At 2:03 a.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 700 block of South Francisco Avenue, police said. He was taken in an unknown condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • MyAimIsTrue

    Open season is upon us. Warm weather, bbq’s and the fresh smell of gunpowder wafting in the air. Stay-tuned, for the heat is expected to continue.

  • Pothead

    5 dead and 13 wounded. It was along winter and they are out of practice right now. The average should go up dramatically this week. It’s gonna be hot so load your guns , light the grill and let the lead fly. You go homeboys !! while the rest of the city laughs at you killing each other……….uneducated idiots.

  • Wake up America

    The city and state need to revoke these law abiding citizens FOIDS and city permits because I’m sure these punks sat in the city safety class and valid FOID cards and Madigan knows exactly where the live.Wake up ILLINOIS you people running this so called government here in ILLINOIS we need this bill passed the CCW bill so us law following people could protect ourselves and families from these idiots.

    • Mr. Justice

      YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! We do need CCW here in The People’s Republic of Illinois. I would encourage all “law abiding citizens” to contact the Illinois State Rifle Association as this organization “fights” for the gun rights of citizens. Stop the puking liberals from taking away YOUR 2nd Amendment Rights.

      • Gina Pocan

        Guns don’t kill people, People kill people, and I DO support our 2nd Amendment Rights. Personally, I don’t even know how they legally were able to violate those.



  • Hawkeye

    All these shootings took place in liberal neighborhoods.

  • nena

    here weather.

  • Patrick Henry

    I wonder if obama will pay the victims a visit,after all hes outside the country a lot promoting peace to others,but then again is he?

  • Leroy Goldberg

    The word SOUTH appears in this story 12 times.

    • South & West Hmmmmm

      Wow look at all the Northside trouble, oppps wait, sorry….. I can walk down my street or sit on my porch with out body armor on lol but tbh its good to see areas of the city keeping city employees so busy…

      • Mrs. Marshall

        It’s absurb to think that just because you live on the northside that you feel safe to walk down your street or sit on your porch and be safe all the time. There have been quite a few rapists on the northside. You guys really need to get a grip there is crime everywhere, whether it’s shooting, robbery, or rape. IT’S STILL A CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • True Teller

    As racist as your comments are. You are telling the truth! I’ve lived here my entire life and it was never like this! Today I’m embarrassed of my peolple and what we are becoming. Our self hatred runs deep and I don’t have an answer for this insanity!!!!! P.S. The law should protect the innocent. we need the right to conseal and carry in this city. I want to live !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      @ True Teller

      “Today I’m embarrassed of my peolple and what we are becoming”

      • Gina Pocan

        I really fail to see the humor in that, Leroy.

      • Tyrell

        @Leroy, That’s hilarious, HaHaHaHaHa. Keep up the comical posts.

    • Tyrell

      The answer to this insanity is simple. More police, more prisons, and longer sentences. We need to get them in prison and keep them there !

      • Gina Pocan

        HAHAHA, and where do you purpose the money is going to come from? We aren’t taxed enough, are we? You must not work, because noone who has a job would support that idea. We are broke in this country or haven’t you noticed.
        We do however, need to find a solution to at leased cut this behavior in half.

    • Gina Pocan

      Racist? I read Potheads comments, I didn’t see anything in his comment as racist. You don’t have a monopoly of the term “Homeboy, Its used everywhere now. Uneducated Idiots? How is that racist. Anyone who picks up a gun simply for the joy of the Rambo experience, I don’t care what race you are, your are and uneducated idiot if you do that. But unfortunately if you read the article real close, you will noice where the majority of the action is, sadly.
      I do hope your people (as you call them) find Jesus.

  • Common Sense

    these young gang shooters needed strict parental guidance(by two parents )
    starting when they were very young,until that starts happening it will always be this way.You can`t just make a baby and not give your all to him or her!
    Where are the communty leaders and religious leaders to stress this point.

  • nappyheaded1

    I sell ammo call me for a discount

    • gypsi878

      If ur serious shame shame, if not too funny LOL over here

    • Mrs. Marshall

      Just another black man headed to jail or to his grave!!!!!!! Please wake up, you to can have a productive life without it being illegal.

      • Jamall

        A young black man isn’t going to get any pleasure from that. Nobody is being harmed.

  • gypsi878

    Wow just got this account this morning an went right to the violence. Do u think that just feeds the fire or can I comfortably accept the I inevitable an go on blissfully ignorant? Hmmmmm…… stopthehate!!!…….ifonly..

  • mwilliams


    • krissy

      i agree

  • John

    Tent Cities with HARD Labor might help in this situation

  • Cindy lou

    The natives are getting restless

    • Bill

      Yeah, the black African natives.

  • Jim

    Chicago Democrats +
    Daley Controlled City +
    Unqualified (Dem) Judges +
    Democratic States Attorney office +
    Cut Staffing for CPD(-3000) +
    Instsiute Dem. controlled police strategy +
    Give the Revernds what they want
    ______________________________ =
    More Shootings,More Chaos in the Streets

    • Pothead

      Daley is gone………your spelling is atrocious…………What are you tring to say ?

  • tunafish charlie

    WOW…the I Q of some of these people on this blog has to be at least 1/2 and I’m being nice at best

    • Rick

      @tunafish, I have found most of the comments to be very insightful. Alot of good opinions and ideas. Are you sure you are on the right page?

  • James

    That my freind, is a black thing. Pathetic losers !!!

  • Jamall

    You just get the impression that stories are over played because there are so many of them, it’s hard to keep track. The media just reports the stories as they happen. There is no favortism as you have suggested. The young black men in the city are out of control. I’m sorry if you can’t see that.

    • MyAimIsTrue

      It would seem that the young black women are as well (out of control)!

  • tunafish charlie

    @RICK…just by you RESPONDING proves my point…now go and WALK yourself around the park like a good little DOG.

    • Rick

      @tunafish, What kind of thing is that to say? I don’t remember saying anything even remotely abusive.

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  • tunafish charlie

    @RICK…sorry DUDE…was on the wrong page…still searching

  • Brian Gumbo

    LOL How did Illinois manage to overrule the 2nd Amendment??????? You got to be an idiot to think guns are doing the killing all by themselves when people will still find a way to kill without guns. Maybe I should consider switching over to the Republican party because a lot of these liberals are just plain morons.

  • Eddie Munster

    Well Mrs. Marshall, I guess blacks should stop shooting each other and maybe then they would’nt be in the news. Blacks make up around 13% of the USA population but take part in almost half of ALL homicides in the USA. Could a 70% out of wedlock birthrate contribute to that? Yeah, I know, it’s racist to even discuss the sociological facts of the black community but it’s time for the black community/black leadership to address some of this. Poverty and raciism are part of the factors but until the black community addresses the family issues then you are going to see blacks in the news for shooting and killings.

  • krissy


  • Emory Newman

    Think about it. Why is it when we get into it with each other the first thing that come out of our mouth is {I’ll kill you}?People we have to learn better.Why do we hate one another so much?We have clowns like Cornell West, Tavis and Allen West of the Tea Baggers.Mike Steele has turned on us.These are suppose to be the educated cream of the crop.WE don’t have to live this way,I’am black and I don’t.Racist are doing guns the same way they did CRACK.They’re pouring it into the black areas.

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