7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago

UPDATED 02/20/12 10:38 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven people were killed and 18 more were wounded – including a Chicago Police officer – in a violent weekend on the streets of Chicago.

One of the incidents left two people were dead, and five others injured, at a South Shore neighborhood liquor store Sunday evening.

As CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, the shooting happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday at a liquor store in the 2500 block of East 79th Street, at the intersection with Essex Avenue.

Police say a beige vehicle pulled up to next to the liquor store, and someone inside opened fire.

Responding paramedics found two people dead on the scene, and five teenagers wounded. Jamal Harris, 19, was killed inside the store, and Greg Glinsey, who went by the nickname “Alamo,” was killed outside.

Family members of the 54-year-old  say the father of four was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. They say he had left a family dinner to run to the store. Next thing his mother remembers is a commotion in another room.

“I heard noise and crying and I said, ‘What is going on down there?’ When I came downstairs, they were crying and said that he was dead,” Bertha Glinsey told CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

The family matriarch turned 80 on Saturday and is thankful her son was around to mark the milestone. She says she’ll focus on the good times.

“Just think about the good things, the good memories,” she said.

Five others survived Sunday’s shooting – ranging in age from 13 to 16.

The most seriously injured was a 14-year-old boy, who was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen. The other four surviving victims were shot in the leg.

Just eight minutes after the liquor store shooting, on the very same block on 79th Street, police say a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg. The shootings do not appear to be related.

And less than an hour before the liquor store incident, a group of men chased down and killed another man in a gangway in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The man, identified as Clifton Harlson, 27, was shot in the neck in the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue, around 6:25 p.m. Sunday, police said. Sources said his assailants chased him into the gangway and shot him in close range.

Around 5:45 p.m. Sunday, a man was shot and killed near his home in the Little Village neighborhood.

Rogelio Servantes was pronounced dead after being shot in the 3000 block of West 25th Street, police said.

Earlier Sunday, one man was killed, and another was injured, in separate shootings in the 5100 block of South Hermitage Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Tytus Harris, 22, of the 7800 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was killed in a shooting at 12:30 p.m., and about four hours later, a 37-year-old man was shot in the hand on the same block and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

In the wee hours Sunday morning, a man was shot and killed outside a nightclub on Elston Avenue, in the largely industrial zone between the Kennedy Expressway and the Chicago River’s North Branch.

Police say someone approached two men standing near a car and started shooting outside the Krush nightclub, a weekend-only venue at 1675 N. Elston Ave., around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Asif Memon, of the 4800 block of North Winthrop Avenue, was later pronounced dead after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A 23-year-old man suffered several gunshots to the lower part of his body, and was hospitalized in critical, but stable, condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

And in yet another deadly shooting, Edgar Delgado, 17, was shot at Monticello Avenue and Roscoe Street in the Avondale neighborhood around 7:50 p.m. Saturday. He was dropped off at Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in an older-model station wagon, and was pronounced dead at the hospital Saturday evening, police said.

In other incidents:

• A robbery suspect was shot, and a 10-year-old boy suffered a graze wound, when an attempted holdup spilled into a corner store around 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of South Pulaski Road, also in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

The suspect, in his 30s, attempted to rob someone, but the victim fought back when the would-be robber – along with a second suspect – approached him, police said.

A struggle continued into a nearby corner store, when the gun went off during the fight. One of the suspects was hit in the leg, and was placed into police custody at the scene before being taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.

The 10-year-old boy was a customer at the store, and he was grazed in the leg either by a bullet or a bullet fragment, police said. He fled, but his mother later took him to the hospital for treatment of the minor wound.

A man shot a Chicago Police officer during a chase on busy Stony Island Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Calumet Area gang officers responded at 3:56 p.m. to a call of a person with a gun in the 6800 block of South Stony Island Avenue, on the cusp of the Grand Crossing and South Shore neighborhoods.

The suspect ran off, and officers pursued him to the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, where a struggle began between the suspect and one of the officers. During the struggle, the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer, police said.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said officers then shot the suspect, a boy in his late teens, three times.

The 35-year-old officer was reported in good condition with a gunshot wound to the hand.

Police hope to have the gunman charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

• Around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, a man was shot and wounded in the thumb in the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood.

• A 24-year-old man was shot and wounded in the neck around 1:50 a.m. Sunday as he sat on the front steps of a house in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street, in the South Austin neighborhood. The gunman was driving past in a light-colored sedan, police said.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

• Around 7 minutes later, a 27-year-old man was shot and wounded in the 1500 block of South Pulaski Road in the North Lawndale neighborhood. He heard shots, and noticed he had been wounded in the abdomen, police said.

• Around 10 p.m. Saturday, two men were shot and wounded as they stood on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of East 67th Street, on the cusp of the Woodlawn and Grand Crossing neighborhoods, when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire.

One of the men, 21, was shot in the right leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, while the other, 33, was shot in both thighs and was reported in stable condition in the hospital.

The victim was also taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.

• Just after 2 a.m. Saturday, a 33-year-old man was shot and wounded as he walked in the 6000 block of South Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. He heard shots and felt pain, and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

• A man was shot in the hand early Saturday during a robbery in the North Lawndale neighborhood. The 23-year-old victim was walking in the 1500 block of South Millard Avenue around 12:30 a.m. when he was approached by another man who pulled out a gun and demanded money, police said.

The gunman fired several shots and wounded the man in the hand. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

With the exception of the suspect accused of shooting the police officer, and the robber who was shot, no one was in custody in any of the shootings as of Monday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • David

    Chicago is getting worse than new orleans for killings, they should have a mandatory gun law in illinois, that all citizens be required to own a hand gun

  • Mr. Justice

    Well, once again CBS is censoring comments regarding the hypocrisy of our elected officials.

  • Man for the draft

    This is just stupid. Come on give me a break!!

    Why are you idiots doing this? Really, if you cowards want to shoot someone Please signup and relieve our troops. Go fight those who really mean us harm. What’s wrong are you scared? You guys are really good at shooting those who are defenseless. You are a bunch of P%$#@ eating COWARDS.

    Come on Punks go to Iraq or Afghan, come on punks let see how you fair against those who think nothing of life. Well are you ready? you gun strapping, low life, gums stuck to the bottom of my shoe piece of garbage.

    Chicago police, please catch these guys and when you do put them in a container and ship them to the middle east so they can run like little b@#$%&* for their life or one lack of.

    I have no sympathy for these COWARDS.


    • Lonfas

      I hope you’re never in a situation where a firearm would have saved your life.

    • Logic Master

      I agree. Go to Afghanistan or Iraq and kill some innocent people over there instead. That way, I won’t have to read about it here.

  • tom sharp

    Again, show this to Top Cop, Rahm, and the other media (including the CBS big shots), they all keep presenting reports that “major crime is down in Chicago” !!!!

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Exactly!!! I’m sure CBS hunted high and low to get that “brilliant” interview with that gang banger who said the cops are REALLY cracking down. LOL !!!

  • THEE Yard Ape

    Very good numbers !!!!! I wish they were reversed, but they will have to do for now. I’m really kind of curious to when the big CPD crack down with the feds help will start!!!

    • Tom

      THEE Yard Ape-Something just dawned on me. Nobody has any insurance so with so many dead and so many injured, think about it. How many millions, and im not kidding, how many millions will this weekened cost us in taxes for medical care?!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @Tom – thus why we prefer DEAD!!!!! Throw these worthless POS into a mass grave for all I care!! ONLY humans deserve a proper burial. Just how many BILLIONS does it cost us in hand outs to this savage species while they’re alive??

      • Just the Average Joe

        I was thinking about those medical cost too, and this weekend had better shooters with just over a third dead, which mitigates the medical cost. Who knows, some of the thugs that are hospitalized may die soon.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      As always I agree Y A. 18 and 7 would have been better but when it comes to the South Side inhabitants anything is better than nothing and there is always next weekend.

  • Billy

    bring in the national guard to patrol the streets. it will stop the murders.. and if they see a shooting then the national guard should respond with the same..

    • sastian

      you deserve the tyranny you ask for!

  • The Truth

    Everyone needs to realize that murders go up when the summer heat is blazing away. Why do you think the CPD Superintendent released the numbers and percentages of the lack of shootings during sub-zero weather? It’s so he and Mr Mayor can announce a 500% increase in the number of shootings during the summer, and have a bogus reason to try to confiscate all guns in the city, and later, the state!! Don’t fall for it.


    The Natives are getting restless , 29 days till Spring

  • FC

    Who wrote this article? So many holes and gaps. The way it has been written raises as many questions as those asked by Chicagoans regarding safety. The mayor wants cameras to monitor traffic but never mentioned cameras to monitor the crimes being committed throughout the city. City Hall, wake up there is more going on in the city. Step back and realize safety in the neighborhoods and streets needs to be the priority. Traffic light cameras could wait at this point.

    • Afro

      In regards to the traffic cameras

      The Chicago Tribune has published the complete transcript of reporter David Kidwell’s interview with Emanuel.

      It’s already been compared to a David Mamet script. Kidwell accuses Emanuel of covering up and lying about his real motives in pushing speed camera legislation through the General Assembly. Emanuel throws it back in Kidwell’s face, telling the reporter has no right to the information. Nor does Kidwell have any right to question a mayor about how he makes decisions.

      Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Emanuel-to-Tribune-Mind-Your-Own-Business-139218964.html#ixzz1miJhU8iF

  • Me

    Its missing the biggest shotting story from the weekend…In Geneva\Batavia, an off-duty officer shot the passenger in a car he was stalking. I guess only Chicago counts for gun violence. :(

  • Pat

    FC the city generates revenue with cameras and stopping real crime cost money.

  • Pat

    They want to control money that is it. If you pass concealed carry, people would defend themselves.

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Chicago and Illinois have had the strong gun control for year. Time for Concealed Carry in Illinois. 49 other states have it. Florida is one of the largest states for CC. Are you scared to go to vacation there?

  • g-man

    All these colored folk be killing black folk and all these black folk be robbing black folk on the trains and yet not one word from Jeese or father flakey !!! But as soon as one white person does anything to one black person all the bleeding hearrt leberals get in front of any camera they can and say this racist crime must stop.

    • Jim

      That is exactly why Jesse Jackleg has absolutely no credibility whatsoever!!!

  • Jmason

    You know that the Mayor and Police said the shooting is down. AND THAT THEY WOULDN’T SAY NOTHING BUT THE TRUE.

  • Robbins Mitchell

    Sounds like business as usual in Chitown to me

  • Malcom

    teh deaths continue and yet the media will not point out the failed leadership of democrats. over 10,000 people have been murdered under daley’s watch. How many more will die under this mayors time? you can’t blame President Bush, Whites, conservatives on your crime and failed liberal policies.

  • Tom

    Two weeks ago the Police Super and the mayor were touting that a murder hadn’t happened in a 48 hours and there hadn’t been a shooting in a day (at least the victim’s had not been located yet). As proud as they were of those numbers, as THEE Yard Ape reports above, they should be much more impressed with these kinds of numbers. I certainly am.

  • Charles

    What the hell is a 13 yr old doing at a liquor store? Studying for tomorrow’s test? Where are the parents?

    • Me

      Standing next to them?? That’s where my 13 and 9 year olds stand when I’m buying alcohol. Can’t leave them in the car…cops would arrest me for child endangerment and\or abandondment.

    • Jim

      That’s not out of the norm in blackville!



    • Midwest Vet

      Robert they use baseball bats too so lets take those away, then take away all of the knives. It is proven when you take away the Guns crime goes up so go fuk your self. If you or anyone tries to take my gun it will be from my dead body so I invite you first Robert get the fuk off my 2nd amendment and shut your fukn mouth about it. It is my constitutional God given right and I will fight to the death for it.

      • CINDY LOU

        I agree with Robert , guns are good for one thing only , killing !! They should be outlawed, Even hunting Rifles , they are only good for killing animals..

      • Midwest Vet

        I kinda lost my cool there, but it just burns my ass to know that I have served this country well, with my soul objective to preserve The Constitution and the rights of others protected by it, and then the very ones protected by the gun wants to take mine, it’s not going to happen!

      • Midwest Vet

        I guess Mr. D!ckhead Robert up there thinks soldiers should throw rocks at the enemy.

      • Mr. Justice

        I cannot believe the ignorance of some people thinking that if all guns were taken away, then we wouldn’t have any crime. If people actually did some research, they would see that in those areas were CCW is allowed, crime is actually lower. You can compare El Paso, TX to Juarez, Mexico. That pretty much sums it up. Guns are outlawed and no regular citizen of Mexico is allowed to own one. Thus the bad guys have the guns and control.

      • Midwest Vet

        Cindy Lou then you and Robert are welcome to go live in a country that does not have a constitution such as ours go get the fuk out!

    • Me

      That worked so well in Central Europe during the Late 30’s and Early 40’s.

      BTW…I do not own a gun, nor do I plan on owning one, but one of the main things that protects Citizens from the Government is an armed and informed Citizenry.

    • Midwest Vet

      If anyone speaks out against The Constitution of The United States should be shot by firing squad, I will defend it here and abroad Mr. Robert. Do not attack My Countries Constitution if you don’t like it leave it boy! You too Cindy Lou.

      • CINDY LOU

        You are No better then them , you are all Barbarians..

      • Proud American Barbarian\Colonial Philistine

        To paraphrase Gandhi when asked what he thought of Western Civilization…”I think it would be a good thing.”

      • CINDY LOU

        I don’t understand what that means ?

      • Proud American Barbarian\Colonial Philistine

        That he thought the West was not a civilized people.

  • Chivi

    Welcome to Chicago!! Nothing is going to change until you get rid of the corruption!! Corrupt cops, corrupt politicians, corrupt City employees, etc.!! It’s time to move on it!! Either move or fight back!!

  • cflc

    What happens when all the cops are detailed to Nato/G8 in May. I guess crime will take a vacation.

  • joe

    Chicago, what’s up with this? Here in Detroit we easily have 18 wounded in a weekend but the most dead so far has been 4 or 5. Our shooters definately need to spend some time at the range so we can get up to your standards. Congrats from Detroit.

    • Just the Average Joe

      Joe, this weekend was exceptional with more lucky shots than marksmanship. It’s unusual for a third of the shootings to end in death. It may be that they are using a different caliber which is more effective. I think some range time would do them all some good as mostly they just wound and maim.

  • Julie

    Well, at least no one involved here was killed with a Falling TV !

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Blacks killing Blacks.

    Nothing really to say I just like seeing that in print.

  • george

    what you have to realize is that this is planned by our government… it is called “Thinning the Herd”… none of the dead will be collecting social security… our elected officials way of keeping the cost down… if you think this is harsh, just give me one really good reason why this goes on in all major cities in our country…

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