At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Holiday Weekend Violence

UPDATED 07/05/11 9:45 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Violence on the city’s streets left at least six people dead and dozens more wounded over the holiday weekend, in every corner of the city.

The victims who lost their lives were all boys and young men between the ages of 17 and 25.

The earliest reported homicide happened around 11:15 p.m. Friday, when two men were shot in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, on the old ABLA Homes public housing development site on the Near West Side.

One of the men — identified by the medical examiner’s office as Javone Oliphant — was shot multiple times, police said. The other man, 23, was shot in the buttocks and both legs and was treated and released from Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

Oliphant, of the 5000 block of West Maypole Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:09 a.m. Saturday at Stroger Hospital, the medical examiner’s office said.

Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, police found David Cardine, 21, unconscious in a van with a gunshot wound to his head in the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Cardine, of the 0-99 block of Chase Avenue in Lombard, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The third incident was reported around 5:25 a.m. Saturday, when a man and woman were shot as they sat in a vehicle in the 8500 block of South Givins Court in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

The man was identified as Charles Bell, 25, of the 15700 block of Turlington Avenue in Harvey, and was pronounced dead at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Center at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The 34-year-old woman was taken in an unidentified condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 8:50 a.m. Saturday, a man in his 20s was shot to death at 30th Street and Karlov Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood, after exchanging some words with the driver of a van.

The victim was crossing the street at the time of the quarrel, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. The driver of the van then shot the man in the head, Mirabelli said.

The man — identified as Jose Moldonado, 22, of the 3100 block of South Kedvale Avenue, was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Another man was fatally shot in the 6400 block of South Wolcott Avenue, in the West Englewood neighborhood, at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The man — identified as Ricardo Hall, 30, of the 7900 block of South Honore Street — suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m. Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

On Monday night, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in the 10700 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood. The victim was walking down the block when he was shot in the left side of the chest, police said.

Officers found the boy lying on the ground when they responded to a call of a person shot at 9:43 p.m., police said.

Martel Field, of the 200 block of West 107th Place, was dead on the scene according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Several other victims were shot and wounded over the weekend:

• About 6:05 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue, police said. Prior to the shooting, the man was arguing about money with the gunman.

The man was reported in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

• About 7 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man standing on a corner in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue ran when he heard gunshots, but still was shot in the leg, police said. He was taken in good condition to South Shore Hospital.

• About an hour later, an 18-year-old man standing in a driveway in the 1400 block of West 61st Street was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

• An 18-year-old man standing with a large group of people in the 6500 block of South Campbell Avenue was shot by a gunman on a bike about 8:35 p.m. Friday, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Christ Medical Center.

• About 10:05 p.m. Friday, a man in his 20s was shot in the 3100 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

• About 10 minutes later, a 17-year-old boy was standing in the street in the 1800 block of South Allport Street when a male passenger in a sport-utility vehicle yelled gang slogans and shot him, police said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the head and back, police said.

• Just before noon Saturday a young man was shot near a South Side alley.

The shooting occurred near in an alley on the 1300 block of West 81st Street, Mirabelli said.

The victim, who was believed to be between 16 and 25 years old, suffered a gunshot wound to his right side, police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in an unidentified condition, though according to preliminary information his condition was stable, Mirabelli said.

• A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle about 11:10 p.m. Saturday in the 7600 block of South Marquette Avenue and was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital, police said.

• About 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said.

The man was initially taken in critical condition to Loretto Hospital and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

• About 1 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to a local hospital in good condition after the car he was riding in was chased by another near East 87th Street and South Stony Island Avenue.

The two cars were going west on 87th Street when the car being chased attempted to turn onto Stony Island, Mirabelli said. At that point a third vehicle, which was not involved in the chase, crashed into the car being chased.

The occupants of the car chasing that car then got out, approached the car they were chasing, and opened fire, wounding the victim.

• At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was walking in the 6300 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by an assailant who displayed a gun, opened fire and fled the scene, according to police. He was taken in “stable” condition to Stroger Hospital with two gunshot wounds to the body.

• A man walked into a South Side hospital Sunday evening with gunshot wounds to the elbow and side, police said.

He told police shooting happened about 7:40 p.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when someone approached and opened fire. He was able to drive himself to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was treated for the gunshot wounds, police said.

• About 7:45 p.m. Sunday, a man and woman were wounded during a drive-by shooting. A vehicle was stopped in traffic in the 7100 block of South Greenwood Avenue when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, according to a police. The second vehicle, of an unknown make and model, then fled the scene.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg and a 19-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks, police said. Both were taken in “stable” condition to Stroger Hospital.

• At 8:25 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the head in the 0-100 block of East 119th Street, Zala said.

The man was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.

• A man drove himself to a hospital late Sunday after he was shot while grabbing the gun from a man who was trying to rob him on the South Side.

The 33-year-old man was parked in a vehicle in the 7100 block of South Wentworth Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when a man approached with a handgun and demanded money, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The gunman opened fire when the man in the car reached for the weapon, police said. The gunman then fled the scene and the man in the vehicle — who was shot in the forearm — drove himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, according to police.

• About 11:55 p.m. Sunday, a 25-year-old man was stabbed during a fight on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street.

The victim was stabbed during a brawl on the 3300 block of North Halsted Street when he was stabbed, police said.

A YouTube video shows by witnesses shows the victim running from the group after being stabbed. He is pushed against a parked car before staggering and falling against a storefront.

The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, according to police.

• A 21-year-old woman was critically injured in a shooting early Monday on the West Side. She was standing in the 4800 block of West Augusta Boulevard when someone inside a light-colored vehicle opened fire at 12:54 a.m. Monday, police said. She was shot multiple times in the back and side and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.

• About 5:02 a.m. Monday a man was stabbed on the West Side. The victim, whose age was unknown, was stabbed on the 4000 block of West Roosevelt Road, Baety said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in an unspecified condition.

• About 3:20 p.m. Monday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 9700 block of South Merrion Avenue, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said.

• Monday afternoon, an 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The man was shot at 3:37 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Damen Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The man was taken in serious to critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Will Knight said. The shooting may have been a drive-by, Zala said.

• A 31-year-old man was in serious condition at an area hospital after he was shot late Monday on the Southwest Side. The victim was standing on the sidewalk in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue when a male gunman walked up and opened fire at just after 11 p.m., police said. He was shot in the neck and side and was taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

• Around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, a woman was shot in the shoulder while standing on a porch in the 600 block of West 70th Street in the Englewood neighborhood. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.

• A 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a shooting early Tuesday in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. He was shot in the lower back at 12:54 a.m. in the 600 block of East 47th Street, according to police. The boy was initially taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. He was later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 25-year-old man also suffered a graze wound to the groin in the shooting.

• At 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, a man was shot in the head in what remains of the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

The shooting happened about 1:40 a.m. in the 500 block of West Chestnut Street – where the Frances Cabrini rowhouses are located – police said. The rowhouses are all that remains of the historic Cabrini-Green development.

Officers arrived on scene and found the 22-year-old man in the street with at gunshot wound to his head, Alfaro said. The man was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Chicago Police detectives are investigating, but they have not announced any arrests or charges related to any of the incidents.

The Sun-TImes Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • tom Sharp

    Hey Rahm, this must be an aberration; according to you and the cops “Major crime is down in Chicago…”

  • Reasoner

    Seems like all gang and drug related. It hard for me to feel sorry for these victims.

    • Mr. Sensitive

      So just because these were all victims in predominately black or hispanic areas, you automatically assume these were all gang or drug members? What would be your theory if these were victims in a white area? Don’t be stupid Reasoner

      • woody

        They didn’t happen in a white area and that’s just the point. Dumb ass. It’s the same in all the larger cities in the US and NOBODY wants to cnfront the porblem. Kids without dads are going wild and they will bring their violence to the white areas if not stopped.

      • Joann Butkus

        drugs and gangs are big in white areas too stupid! get off the darned racist bandwagon!

      • OLD VET


    • Neeta

      Old Vet, you are living in a fantasy world. There are white gang members. How about you take that dose of Reality pill that is hidden in your mind, because you most definitely isn’t living in the real world.

      • Jermain Williams

        @Neeta, Yeah, we read about those white gang bangers almost everyday, shooting and robbing. Time for your reality pill.

  • LEN


    • HatenOnYou

      How about yo momma!

  • old neighborhood girl

    Reasoner is right, Mr. Sensitve. If these shootings are not drug/gang related, then, are they done just for kicks?

    • Tyrone

      Exactly right, you nailed it right on the head. They kil for pleasure.

      • old neighborhood girl

        How do you know that they kill just for pleasure? Please share your knowledge about what goes on in these neighborhoods.

  • Martin

    All the hateful comments on here are very saddening….. I’m sorry all these young people ended up in these situations. No matter who you’d like to blame for these complicated social issues, it’s a tragic waste. Stop the hate.

    • Tyreese

      @Martin, I agree, what the hell is the matter with the black community? When will they start teaching their younger pups, the difference between right and wrong? The entire community is a disgrace !!!

    • Durrr

      @Martin, It’s just terrible that all of these wonderful young people have been caught up in these situations. It’s all the fault of many complicated social issues. Now I think I will take the time to throw up, several times !!!!!!!

  • Mr. Clue

    yes, low mentality is always the cause….makes me wonder….if they need something and they aren’t getting it; or if they don’t get assistance, wouldn’t it be better to move to another state? The economy isn’t getting better, why not move to alabama?

    • Tom Smith

      God Willing !!!

  • brian

    Thank you Martin. Everyone wants to play the blame game but it is truly sad. Death is death no matter what the reason or who it is. Someone is is hurt by it. SMH.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    This isn’t violence, it’s a celebration, it’s a Holiday. The South Side is merely displaying their freedom, their independence.

    Rather than using fireworks they prefer to use firearms.


    • B


    • Tyreese

      Good morning Mr. Goldberg. I see you are enjoying your morning amusement.

  • mr wizard

    Well let’s see… folks here argue that it’s not right to assume it’s gang members and it’s racist to assume it’s blacks. So I’ll choose what’s behind door number three which is it’s a bunch of low I.Q. human trash breaking the law and too stupid to belong to the human race.

    • Tyreese

      It is not racist to accept the obvious, who the hell else is going to shoot at people, day after day after day after day?

  • Roberta Waker

    Things haven’t changed in Chicago in spite of a new Mayor, new Police Supt. and increased police presence. Maybe we need more police or the National Guard. Once these streets are cleaned up it should be easy to keep them that way, but until then shootings will be a daily thing.

  • TOM K

    I say let them go at it, thin out the herd then lock up what is left ,then maybe the south and west side can be liveable again ARM THE BROTHERS

  • Yellow Girl

    All I can say is WOW !! Some people are really blind to the world I see. Just because someone was shot or killed do not mean they had to be in a gang or selling drugs and black or hispanic. So of these people who do sell drugs get most of their money from the WHITE people in the suburbs. Thats like when we hear kids killing their parents we know already thats a white kid. Everyone and Every race have issues

    • Tyreese

      @Yellow, You seem to be the one with the distorted view of things. Why would you try to bring whitey into this discussion? 98% of crime in Chicago is commited by blacks and sh!t Mexicans make up most of the other 2%. Does it really matter if this human trash was involved in gangs or drugs? The black community needs to clean up it’s act, and start teaching their offspring to have respect for human life !!!

    • Sal

      Get your nose out of the theory books and
      wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Curious

    Please be more specific. We do not understand. Who would do that?

  • Ismael Martinez

    I’ll take these losses rather than our soldiers overseas. When we lose a soldier we should feel sympathy for his family and thank him for his service to our country. When someone in the south side gets shot it’s a two for one deal. One dead and one to jail. Me sorry for the lost of these losers .no way, There was more violence in Chicago this week end than in Nuevo Laredo.


    To whom it may concern: do not read or just simply ignore the comments on these: Tom Sharp, Tyrone, Tyreese, Leroy Goldberg as these are non-humans that want to be Black cuz of their posting names and talk about how bad Blacks and Hispanics are. Yea, maybe they need a little help but first we need to clean up the non-humans like you guys first. Any more comments?

    • tom k

      To sad you are truly a sad excuse for a person our crime rate would be 2 percent if you exclude all the negro gang drug crimes I believe south and west side murders should be classified as gentrification

    • Tyreese

      @TOO SAD, I highly doubt that Tom Sharp, Tyrone, Tyreese,or Mr. Goldberg are responsible for any of the vicious crime in the city. No one has to talk about how bad blacks and hispanics are, they do a splendid job of that all by themselves.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      @TOO SAD

      Want to be Black??? Non-Human??? I can look in the mirror and be thankful that I don’t see the same thing you see when you look in a mirror.
      You have every right to be angry, ashamed, embarrassed and hateful. Look at what you must live with each and every day.



    And don’t forget about non-humans like JACK DANIEL MCCULLOUGH who killed that little girl Maria years ago and lived a full tem life as a cop in the hide-out. I got names for these non-humans, wait is he white? Well, anyway I wonder how many of these are hiding out in their shells. Guys, no name calling until you see the real killers, this Jack Daniel’s story takes more than these all time shootings. Now ask me why are these guys shootings and robbing and whatever acting the way they are: when we have cops like JACK f-ucking up their backgrounds from the get-go and than what? They can’t get jobs and What? There are no jobs for them. So then lets lock them up in jail and maybe you may think it won’t be worse when they are bad boys. Song: Bad boys, Bad boys, what you gona do, what you gona do, when they come for you….

    • Tyreese

      @SOSAD, What the hell does some rare, random crime commited by a white guy over 50 years ago have to do with anything? Your foolish babble makes very little sense. Sing your stupid song to yourself !!!!!

      • Leroy Goldberg

        No hatred here, nothing but pity and disgust. Honestly, I don’t know how any of you are able to live with yourselves, no wonder you kill each other.


      • TOO SAD

        Tyreese, Leroy, Tom K and where is Tyrone? I knew you guys would comment so suddenly! Because It is SO SAD you have hatred in all of you. I would like to meet you all and see how that ugliness shows in your face. And for your information: I’m proud of what I am, be it Black, white, blue, yellow, purple, but not red because that is how you would look angry in that way you talk.

      • Tyrone

        @SO SAD, I’m here, thanks for not leaving me out. I have no hatred, only disgust. Don’t mix up the two, there is a difference. I hope you are not yellow, blue, or purple, as that would probably suggest some medical problem. Have a wonderful day.

  • ChicagoCitizen

    @CBS, Just because so many are in agreement, doesn’t mean they are all the same person.

  • ali

    una de esas victimas era mi primo, salio a comer una hamburguesa y se encontró con la muerte, me da mucha rabia que no se diga nada mas.

    • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

      @ali, Please spit the sh!t out of your mouth so we all can understand you. I’m sure you have something intelligent to say, so keep your sh!t talk to yourself and speak coherantly. This is America !

      • TOO SAD

        Enrico Martinez Sanchito, I just forgot about you too: using a spanish name because you are ashame to use your name. Now have some respect for the victims and their families, no matter what race or color again. That lady ali had a relative in this article, and she wants you to say no more. Take your comments somewhere useful.

      • Leroy Goldberg

        @ TOO SAD




      • TOO SAD

        Leroy Goldberg, Why do you hate Black Women??????????

  • Mr. Justice

    Why doesn’t CBS stop censoring the comments that are made on these message boards? CBS does not appreciate censorship and neither do we. But then again, it is you puking liberals that don’t say a negative word about the President, Mayor Emanuel or the New Police Superintendent You are all a bunch of hypocrites. Let’s see if you have the guts to post this and leave it posted.

  • woody

    The police need to set up check points to stop all those white people from driving into the black areas of town and shooting up the place. I think they’re driving down there to steal TV’s, or Ipods and Ipads. That is why the windows and doors have bars on them, isn’t it?

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