3 Dead, 5 Wounded By Gunfire Over 12-Hour Period

CHICAGO (CBS) — Conditions were pleasant overnight, but violence spilled onto the streets of Chicago in many areas – leaving three people dead and at least five others wounded from 4 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday.

At 4:53 p.m. Monday, a 76-year-old man died of a gunshot wound in the backyard of his home in the 8100 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood. But it was not clear whether the man, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Jessie Rowd, shot himself or was the victim of a homicide.

Detectives are conducting a death investigation.

Around 8 p.m., a man was shot and killed in what is undoubtedly believed to be a homicide, inside a vehicle in the 900 block of East 79th Street, on the cusp of the Grand Crossing and East Chatham neighborhoods.

Erick Williams, 25, of the 700 bock of East 95th Street, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 8:40 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Another man was shot in the back and killed around 11 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 23rd Street, in the Heart of Chicago section of the Pilsen neighborhood. The as-yet-unidentified 23-year-old man was driven to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

At least five other men were wounded in shootings across the city, authorities said.

• At 4:43 p.m., an 18-year-old boy was shot in the lower back in the 1500 block of South Pulaski Road in the North Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

• At 5:06 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the left knee in the 9100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

• About 7:55 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot twice in the arm and once in the hand when an assailant walked up and shot him inside a parked vehicle in the 7100 block of South State Street, near the Dan Ryan Expressway in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Stroger Hospital.

• About 10:45 p.m., a 22-year-old bystander was shot in the leg in the 6300 block of North Ridge Boulevard, on the cusp of the Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods, after he saw two men arguing across the street, then heard gunfire. He walked into Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and is in good condition.

• About 2:40 a.m., a 27-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk of the 5900 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:40 a.m. when he heard gunfire, police said. He was shot in the hand and arm and is in good condition at Stroger Hospital.

No arrests had been made in any of the shootings as of Tuesday, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Azell edwards

    Its very sad that no one can enjoy the nice weather without the fear of being shot or killed.

    • Milton Abernathy

      I’m enjoying it. But then I don’t live anywhere near those savages or the south side.

  • Jmason

    Just wait the warmer it get the more shotting on the South Side.

  • tom sharp

    Hey Top Cop, Is the FBI here yet? Lucky crime is down here (according to you) or we’d really be in trouble!!!

  • Avg Joe

    wait till they turn them goons lose on them nato nuts…they really goning have their hands full, hope they on TV /air non stop, honey…order a pizza, bring me a beer and strap your .357 …they are going nuts again…

  • Centurion

    The shootings are over for now. Pfleger, you can come out now for your photo op and pretend you care……Come on out of that Sabina you love so much…time to do a peace march. How’d the last peace march workout for ya?

    • German Leprechaun

      PHLEGMer can invite the “Rooftop Reverend” to his next march!! Now, THAT’S marketing for ya!!!

  • illinois voter

    Bring in the national guards or give us good citizens guns to protect our self.legalize to carry a conceal gun.shooting will never stop,why is so easy for criminals to obtain guns.mayor and gov,why not disband your body guards and wak around in the southside,and westside.go ahead walk around the hood without your body guards.

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