Three Dead, 20 Wounded By Citywide Gunfire

CHICAGO (STMW) – At least three people are dead and 20 others, including 10 teenagers, were wounded in apparently separate shootings during a bloody 13 hours throughout the city Friday and early Saturday.

The first murder happened Saturday night in the Lake View neighborhood.

A 29-year-old man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Louis Cotto — was standing with a group of people on a corner in the 3900 block of North Ashland Avenue when he was shot in the chest and back about 1:20 a.m. in a possible drive-by shooting, police said.

About 4 a.m., a male was shot dead in the 400 block of South Pulaski Road, police said. Further details were not immediately available.

One female was killed and another was wounded in a Saturday morning shooting in the Logan Square shooting.

The females were shot in the head about 4:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Harding Avenue, police said. Few details were available Saturday morning, but police said at least one of the victims was dead on the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not yet confirm the death as of 5:30 a.m.

About 3:45 p.m. Friday, a 31-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy walking home from school were shot near East 77th Street and South Kingston Avenue, police said. The man was arguing with the gunman, who began shooting and also struck the teen boy.

The teen was shot in the torso and taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The man was shot multiple times and taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 9:30 p.m. Friday, a 20-year-old man was “handling” a gun that accidentally discharged and shot a 15-year-old boy in the 7900 block of South Christiana Avenue, police said.

The boy was taken in fair condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the abdomen area, police said.

The man, Clifton Barnes, of the 7900 block of South Christiana Avenue, was charged with one count each of reckless conduct and not having a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card, police said.

About 9:50 p.m., a 16- and 17-year-old boy sitting in a purple Dodge Caravan were shot in the 3200 block of Cermak Road by somebody in a passing vehicle, police said. Both were in “guarded but stable condition.”

Just before 10 p.m. Friday, a male was shot in the 800 block of North Noble Street, police said.

About 11 p.m. Friday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the abdomen area during an argument near South Carpenter Street and West 84th Street, police said. The man was taken in “stable” condition to Christ Medical Center.

A short time later, police said a 17-year-old boy sitting in a vehicle stopped at a light in the 7900 block of South South Chicago Avenue was shot in the neck and drove himself to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was listed in fair condition.

About 11:30 p.m. Friday, a 41-year-old man was shot in the buttocks near East 40th Street and South Indiana Avenue during an argument about a past debt, police said.

About 12:35 a.m., a gunman in a passing sport-utility vehicle shot a 16-year-old boy and 22-year-old man in the rear of a building in the 2600 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, police said.

The boy was shot in the leg and the man was struck in the chest and ankle, police said. Both were taken in “stable” condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 1:25 a.m., a 17-year-old boy in the back seat of a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Blackstone Avenue was shot by a gunman who approached the vehicle on foot and opened fire, police said.

Witnesses drove the boy to University of Chicago Medical Center, and he was later transferred in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

About five minutes later, three men approached a 56-year-old man in the 4100 block of West Adams Street and shot him in the right leg and left arm, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in “stable” condition.

Around the same time, a 16-year-old boy and 20-year-old man standing in the 13200 block of South Langley Avenue when a group of males chasing another group opened fire on them, police said.

The boy was shot in the leg and taken in good condition to Roseland Community Hospital, while the man was shot in the abdomen area and taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to police.

About 2:15 a.m., a boy and girl, both 17, were shot while walking in the 1300 block of East 75th Street, police said.

The girl was shot in the foot and boy suffered a graze wound to the leg, police said. Both were taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center.

About 30 minutes later, a male was shot in the 7100 block of South Halsted Street, police said.

About 4:30 a.m., another male was shot in the 2100 block of South Western Avenue.

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  • Evan Bour

    The Fall of chicago starts with Crime Taking over the city. Then after that the wealthy/middle class will leave the city and metro in search for better areas to live like Indianapolis. then finally the economy of Chicago will transform into Detroit and collasp.
    My Personal Belief is when a Pheonix Dies (Chicago) a new one is born from the Ashes (Indianapolis)

    • Keyshawn

      HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa, Unbelievable! It looks like the black African negros were “shooting” for a record last night! 23 people shot in one night? What the hell is wrong with these fools? Lyndia? Pathetic losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Roberta Waker

      You are right and I will take it one step further. When Chicago falls, it will spread to the suburbs, then to other large cities until Illinois is no more; then it will go to other states, cities, towns until crime rules our country. We need conceal and carry to defend ourselves and the National Guard should have been called in long ago to control the crime, which is spreading like cancer. Other than a limo to the airport there is NO reason to ever go into Chicago. Rest in Peace, Chicago, you were once a great city, but no more.

  • Evan Bour

    The Fall of Chicago has started. First crime takes over the city. 2nd the economy starts to crumble and jobs leave the city and metro. Finally Chicago loses so many wealthy/Middle Class people to other areas like Indianapolis that only poor people are left and Chicago becomes Detroit.

  • Lyndia

    Once again I apologize for my actions up to now and the actions of my African-American people. It is shameful. I ask for your forgiveness.

    I have seen the light, the light is oh so white.

    • Lyndia

      Why do you say I have seen light and it is white? Are you talking about white men? I do not like them. Do you like Black men? Try it, you’ll like it. Look at some of your white sisters. They are on 88th and Ashland,Roosevelt and Kostner etc.

    • Shawntayontay

      Lyndia, again you have strengthened our suspicians. At night you spew your filth. During the day you acknowlege your shame and beg for eveyone’s forgiveness. It is obvios you either have a serious substance abuse problem or you have a multiple personality disorder. Whatever your malfunction is, please get some help. You will eventually will be forgiven by all, but not until you stop with the black racist babble. Follow the light, the white light!

  • Glump

    Damn you Steve Baskerville!

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  • Steve Bayne

    Not cooperating with the police implies disinterest. This appears to be the number two problem, after the murders themselves. Why should people outside the community feel otherwise and get interested in the plight of their neighbors? As long as no one cares enough to cooperate with the authorities or has the courage to do so a few forms will be filled out and we’ll wait for tomorrow mornings “news” about killings on the S. Side.

  • Lyndia

    Don’t mind my crazy talk. I love the White man, I needs the White man.

    Give me the White, got to have the White.

  • jeff

    Negro pigs need some good horsewhipping.

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