1 Dead, 16 Shot In Citywide Violence

CHICAGO (STMW) – A man is dead and 16 people were wounded throughout the city during apparently separate shootings Friday night and Saturday morning.

A 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while in a vehicle Saturday morning in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was driving in the 3100 block of West 53rd Street about 12:45 a.m. when several males on the street started yelling gang slogans at his car and shot at him as he passed, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as Joel Sanroman, 42, of the 5200 block of South Mozart Street. He was pronounced dead at 1:02 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Two men were standing in the 7400 block of South Blackstone Avenue about 1:20 a.m. when an unidentified gunman stepped from an alley and fired shots, police said.

One of the men, 22, was shot in the chest and is at Stroger Hospital in good condition. The other man, 21, is at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.

A 20-year-old man was standing outside in the 6400 block of South Normal Boulevard at 1:50 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken by a friend to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the pelvis.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 5100 block of Maplewood Avenue at 2 a.m., police said. A vehicle fleeing from the scene crashed in the 4400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue. According to Fire Media Affairs, four people were critically injured with two taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and two others taken Stroger Hospital. However, police indicated Saturday morning that only three people were hurt in the wreck, all hospitalized in stable condition. A female driver was taken to Christ and two males were taken to Stroger Hospital, according to police, who said no one had been charged yet.

About 2:45 a.m., two women in the 5700 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood were shot in the legs, police said. The women, 30 and 33, were taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital. They were standing with a group of people when an unknown offender shot in their direction from an alley, entered a vehicle and fled the scene, police said.

A man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition after being shot about 5 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was shot multiple times in the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, police said.A male was shot in the back about 6:15 a.m. on the Southwest Side, police said. The male, age unknown, was reportedly in the 4100 block of South Rockwell Street in Brighton Park when the shooting happened. Police were still on the scene as of about 6:40 a.m., and no information was available about the person’s condition or hospital.

Friday’s shootings started about 5 p.m., when a 34-year-old man told police he was shot in the ankle while standing in front of a store in the 5200 block of South Damen Avenue, police said. He reportedly drove himself to Holy Cross Hospital.

About 5:30 p.m., a 17-year-old girl and 20-year-old woman were shot in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue, police said. The girl was shot in the hand and the woman suffered a graze wound to the nose. Both were treated at South Shore Hospital, police said.

One person was taken into custody, but no charges have been filed as of Friday night, police said.

A 22-year-old man sitting on his front porch was shot in the chest about 9:28 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Sangamon Street, police said.

The victim was on the porch with his friend when they heard shots and he realized he was shot, police said. A relative drove the man to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was transferred to Stroger Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

About 20 minutes later, a 19-year-old man was shot in the head in the 6300 block of North Oakley Avenue, police said. The gunman called the man over to a vehicle before shooting him, police said.

About 10:10 p.m., a 40-year-old woman driving south was wounded in the buttock when a bullet came the door of her vehicle in the 1400 block of South Pulaski Road, police said.

A 36-year-old man was driving east in the 2100 block of West Fletcher Street about 11:15 p.m. when shots were fired at his vehicle from a passing white pickup truck, police said, citing preliminary information.

He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the face, police said.

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  • Just Axin

    Leeberg- 1/16? You’ve got to be kidding. I know I have to be patient as it’s only Sat morning, but if this pattern plays out, you’re buying the drinks!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      My pleasure! I wish I was lucky enough to do it every weekend!

      • German Leprechaun

        Hmm… who called 11 and 4 yesterday?

      • OLD VET


      • THEE Yard Ape

        @OLD VET – I’ll do better than that my good man. Leroy and I will buy you some new nikes as well.

  • THEE Yard Ape

    1 for 16 ?? D@ mn !!!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      Thank goodness for these unseasonable temps my friend!

    • Tom

      If I were being scored on the firing range with those numbers I’d be escourted out. But let’s be patient. It’s only March and it will take these folks a while to get thier target aquistion and timing down. And then, LOOK OUT!

  • Jim

    1 for 16? You would think as much time as these black homies spend with their firearms, they would be more proficient ! I don’t think these fools could hit the broad side of a barn!!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      Practice makes perfect. Let’s hope they never stop practicing…………on each other, of course!!!

    • Cara

      The people that they did take into custody were NOT Black.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        What about the people that got away??!! Look at those addresses, I can guarantee you that the perps and “victims” weren’t Irish. Black or brown, no difference.

  • marc(ashamed negro boy)

    I’m ashamed of these low numbers. I hope they increase substantially before the weekend ends.

  • WetNurse

    Just remember, all other crime is down in the city according to the Grinch and his faithful dog Max.

  • Civilized

    We all know what these so called victims were really doing on the sidewalks. Who stands around on the sidewalk for nothing? Stop standing on the sidewalk @ 1-2am.

    • German Leprechaun

      Yard Ape is on my front lawn 24/7!! Can’t get rid of him… sheesh!!!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @smart-@ ssed lawn jockey – You wish!!!! LOL !!!! Perhaps you have me confused with your porch monkey??

      • German Leprechaun

        Remember to clean up after yourself when ya take a dump!!!!!!

  • non

    I thought spooks only came out for holloween. Boy, was i wrong

  • malcom

    Its a good thing the police are setting up DUI checkpoints. I’m sure its not about money though. Lets see grab drivers with money or use resources in KNOWN violent drug and gang neighborhoods? hmmm what to do , what to do? I wonder do they have DUI checkpoints on bud billiken day?

  • Reb Biker

    I am in the process of founding the Thug Marksmanship Association. The mission of the TMA is to improve thug marksmanship within America’s urban neighborhoods. Improving thug marksmanship is clearly and unquestionably in the best interest of American society. Our efforts will convey tangible benefits to untold generations of civilized American citizens.

    The TMA will be a non-profit, all volunteer organization. One hundred percent of all funds donated to the TMA will go to gun range rental fees, ammunition, and insurance payments. As the TMA’s National President, I will also need a volunteer to serve as the Coordinator of the Chicago Chapter of the TMA. Can I count on your support in this worthwhile endeavor, guys?

  • Cara

    Black Homies? The people that they did take into custody were NOT Black.

    • German Leprechaun

      Would you be more comfortable with “black HOMESKILLETS”?!!!

    • Reb Biker

      Who cares what color they are? Violent criminals only need one classification, i.e., “violent criminals”. One good thing for us normal human beings is that the Good Lord did not make violent criminals bullet-proof. Have no mercy on those that would threaten your life, or the lives of those you love.



  • WetNurse

    Wow, five more Homiecides and 11 more scarred Saturday night. Predictions are falling way short this weekend.

  • mARY

    how can the mayor ?& police super let things be this bad? everyweek its the same high number of shootings. but we have enough police ?am i the only 1 who thinks they are nuts ? more police = more arrests=less shootings.

  • marc(proud black man)

    The simple fact is more police may or may not fix the problem. I’m a firm believer in gun control.Just my opinion that if you’re not a cop you don’t need to be armed! What they need to do is make the penalties for crime much higher.You get caught with a gun, that’s 50 yrs. Commit murder that’s death,and not the long drawn out 20 yr legal battles you see happen.Rape, your victim has the right to rape you with any object she or he sees fit,plus 50 yrs or death.

    Until we get over the whole we have to be politically correct and can’t torture and do certain things to criminals we will have the society we live in! People(our politicians) need to realize that if the criminals want to act a fool and do these heinous and callous crimes then if you get caught and proven beyond a reason of a doubt to be guilty then you are going to have some TERRIBLE consequences acted upon you for your actions. If men knew that raping a women would get a pool stick,or baseball bat jammed up their butts, then put to death when caught they would most definitely think a hundred times before doing it.

    For the law abiding citizens,white,black,mexican, etc we have nothing to fear. It’s the fools that commit crimes that would have to worry about damn,robbing that store may get me killed and tortured! I know of course some will say this is too violent for our society but hey what do we have now. As I’ve stated before I nor anyone in my family has been to jail or commit crimes.We all work hard,blue collar and white collar! Crime is a choice!!!!!! Just let the criminals know that their choice to do certain things will have them removed from society,permanently!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Reb Biker

      @Marc – I prefer the Southern method of dealing with violent criminals. Shoot them on the spot, and be done with it. The criminal shot won’t commit any more crimes, and his buddies will learn a valuable lesson, no matter how stupid they are.

      I also believe in gun control. If you don’t control your gun properly, you could miss and hit innocent bystanders!

    • Just Axin

      Marc (idiot black man): Firm believer in gun control? How do you make a man a slave? Take away the ability to protect himself. You of all people!

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @marc – for you and your down-low buddy hoth – ALL YOUR species, NOT mine!!! AND all this is just from the last two fuking days!!!

      To ALL liberals, negro sympathizers, pfleger followers, etc. Let’s have a look, shall we?? Care to explain??

      1 Dead, 2 Others Wounded In Back Of The Yards 50 mins ago
      Decomposed Body Found In Car Trunk On West Side 53 mins ago
      Man Found Shot To Death In Grand Crossing 56 mins ago
      Man Shot Dead In Englewood Drive-By 60 mins ago
      Man Dies After Being Shot In Vehicle In Woodlawn 1 hour ago
      7 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Weekend Violence 1 hour ago

      • Reb Biker

        It’s getting harder and harder for liberals to deny the fact that 100% of the problems within the black community are self-inflicted. That fact is the elephant in the black community’s living room.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @Reb – but they still will!!!! The two “articulate” @ ss holes that I called out in my comment above are poster boys for excuse making in that “community”. Fact of the matter is that they are both mouthy c#nts who will continue to blame the media, the white man and anybody or anything else with their long-winded bu ll sh!t posts. As you can see above, I summed it up very easily, come on you fux, let’s see those blue-gums start to flap.

        It’s easy to confront liberals with FACTS and quite pathetic to listen to their excuses. Myself and alot of others are just simply fed up with this species and will be ready to take action when required if threatened.

      • THEE Yard Ape
      • Reb Biker

        Another thing that’s hard to ignore in America today is that we “makers” have lost all patience with the “takers” in our society. And now, to get their votes, our politicians have created a National Debt that our children’s grand children will have to pay off. What if our parents and grand parents had done that to us to pay for World War II? What would America be like today? Our government has stolen our descendants birthright. It’s unconscionable, and we should be ashamed that this has occurred on our watch.

  • Just axin

    Good job, Ape! Of course all these things also happened in the white areas, but the white racists in the media continue to hide it.

  • fred

    black-on-black crime…i does you city good.

  • marc(proud black man)

    Yard ape, apparently you were a victim of crime by a black person.I feel for you,I really do. Were you raped or was your wife raped.Simple fact is you are pathetic,but so is most of your buddies that post here as well.

    I have repeatedly put down the violence with in the black community.You seem to ignore this fact which makes you a PU$$Y !!! Everybody knows if something went down as you say you would run away and let any animal have their way with your kids and wife. This is the type of person you are!F*ing coward…What a waste of life.If this battle ever comes about I pray to meet you on the battlefield!

    Just axin for a butt F*ing, you actually make a man a slave by having an stupid race that believes they are superior to everyone.That is the primary and only reason why one would become a slave.

    God I wished I lived next to you..It would be so much fun! Well,actually you probably can’t afford to live where I do.

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