1 Dead, 14 Wounded In Shootings Overnight

CHICAGO (STMW) — A 55-year-old man was killed and at least 14 others were wounded in shootings throughout the city between late Saturday and Sunday morning, including five men wounded in separate shootings during a violent 20-minute period on the South Side.

The shooting started at 10:30 p.m. when two men were shot in the 4700 block of South Ada Street, said police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines. Both men were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in unknown conditions, police said.

At 10:41 p.m., a man was shot in the face and under the arm in the 6200 block of South Laflin Street, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The victim — identified as Kent Richardson, 55, of 1520 W. 77th St. — was pronounced dead at Christ at 4:03 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

About 11 p.m., a man was shot in the 4400 block of South Marshfield Avenue, Gaines said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in “stable” condition.

About the same time, a man was shot in the abdomen area four blocks west in the 4400 block of South Honore Street, police said. He was taken in “stable” condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Farther south, a man was shot near South Laflin Avenue and West Marquette Road about 10:40 p.m., Gaines said. He was taken to Christ hospital in an unidentified condition.

At 1:08 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the torso in the 1100 block of East 82nd Place, Gaines said. The victim was taken in “guarded” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

At 1:40 a.m., a 45-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while driving a vehicle in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue, Gaines said. The victim drove himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he is in “stable” condition.

At 1:50 a.m., five people were shot in the 1300 block of South Springfield Avenue, Gaines said. The victims were taken to area hospitals.

About 3 a.m. the man was shot on the 500 block of West Pearson Street, according to Ronald Gaines. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

At 3:20 a.m., a male was shot in the groin area in the 1800 block of South Desplaines Street, Gaines said. The victim was taken in an unidentified condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

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

  • Terry Bransen

    It seems the black African natives were restless last night. All of this killing by the black community’s offspring is growing old. What the hell is the matter with these people?

  • Leroy Goldberg

    ” a violent 20-minute period on the South Side”………….

    Why NWA? Why?.

    • Tyreese

      I too would like to know why. What the hell, NWA?

  • NWA

    I believe the article stated that one person died out of a million and a half people, why are you so outraged? Therefore, I’m going to try and make this the last time I say this. Black-Americans between the ages of 17 to 39 commit murder at a frequency rate of 20% higher than that of White-Americans of the same age group. But, here is the most interesting thing? The frequency rate of murder between the ages of 40 to 75 takes a shockingly leap. White-Americans murder at a frequency of 95% higher than Black-Americans. The victims of murders are distributed evenly between White and Black Americans (48%). All the victims tend to reflect the race or skin color of the murder. Meaning, Blacks kill Blacks and, Whites tend to kill Whites. Even though, more guns on the streets would be a bad idea for everyone. For Black-Americans between the ages of 40 and 75 may find more guns to be a boon. Black-Americans of that same age group, 40 to 75 are least likely to kill (5%), or be killed (26%).


    • Tyreese

      What is your point? 99% of all shootings in Chicago are commited by blacks. Englewood, Lawndale, etc, etc,etc. What the hell is the matter with the young black men in our society? Vicious killing is an everyday way of life. And to make it worse, their mothers cover for them.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      No outrage here, I’m having a good time.

      • Vince

        You Should Be Outraged,As I Am, This Foolishness Affects Everyones Quality of Life Regardless of……..RACE.

  • Kim Hill

    True, I am 47 yrs. young. I was raised in a two parent home on the South side. Both my parents worked, well educated,and we all graduated college. Simply put, it is the values that you instill in your children, God first, family, and education. My parents did not play. We are all successful, our children are honor students. My oldest neice is in Med. scool down in Urbana. These are the stories the media purposely leave out!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      I so enjoy coming here and getting entertained. Both parents worked…..BWAH HA HA HA HA…..Well educated, graduated college…HO HO HO HO HO……….Values, all successful…..OMG…..LMAO!!!!!!!

  • Mr. Justice

    Very interesting that my comments to NWA keep getting deleted because I tell the truth and let everyone know that NWA is not telling the truth. Maybe CBS just doesn’t like me stating that someone is lying. It appears to me that censorship is terrible for the news media, BUT if someone posts a comment that CBS does not agree with, it is then deleted. Who’s the Big Brother CBS????

  • Citizen for a Liable Chicago

    Forget the half weekend totals. What will be the totals on Monday morning? Then think about how many of the shooting would have occurred if, the hundreds of police detailed to Gay Pride parade, Marathon run on the lake front, Taste of Chicago, Lincoln Park parties and the numerous other privately run events were out on the street policing instead of babysitting drunks at parties.

  • tom Sharp

    Mr. Justice: Same goes for my comments that accuse CBS and other media of promoting the politicians’ and police’s big lie that “major crime is decreasing in Chicago…” When headlines like this are reported multiple times daily here.

    • Mr. Justice

      I read you. Do you think that CBS is in the pockets of Rahm and the new police superintendent? Makes you go, “hummmmm”.

  • Carmen

    There is nothing in this news article about black people doing the shooting, granted it probably was some black people involved but it also could have been mexicans too and even some white people.

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