Police: 3 Killed, 18 Hurt In Shootings Since Friday Afternoon

CHICAGO (STMW) – Three men are dead and at least another 18 people were wounded across the city in gun violence Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.

The fatal shootings, according to police, are:

A 24-year-old man was fatally shot while he was standing in a gangway in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood about 8:50 p.m. Friday. A gunman got out of a light-colored pickup truck and opened fire, police said.

The victim, Felix Lares, of the 3000 block of South Trumbull Avenue, was shot in the head and chest and pronounced dead at the scene at 9:42 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 21-year-old man was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting at 10:51 p.m. while standing on a corner in the 7900 block of South Paulina Avenue in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. Three males got out of a light-colored sedan and opened fire, striking the victims, police said. A 21-year-old man, Christopher Reeves, of the 8200 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was shot in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. A 24-year-old man was shot in the right arm and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Another 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and was listed in serious condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. A 32-year-old woman suffered a gunshot to the ankle and was in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital.

About 7:30 a.m. Saturday, an unidentified man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley on the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. His age was not yet known but the victim was an adult male, police said.

The weekend violence began on the West Side in the 4100 block of West Wilcox Street, where a 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen at 4:08 p.m., police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, but the alleged shooter was taken into custody.

The youngest victim was a 15-year-old boy who was standing in a strip mall lot in the 5000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue along with a 47-year-old woman when both were shot at 9:05 p.m., police said. The woman was grazed in the shin, while the boy was shot in the left bicep and taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

A 16-year-old boy was shot about 9:20 p.m. after several suspects approached him in the 7900 block of South Avalon Avenue, police said. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and was listed in “stable” condition.

About 11:30 p.m., an 18-year-old woman was walking with a group of friends in the 6400 block of South Talman Avenue when a shooter inside a light-colored sedan opened fire. She was shot in the left thigh and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in “stable” condition.

Twenty minutes later, and also on the Southwest Side, a male was critically wounded in the 3400 block of West 83rd Street police said. Authorities think he may also have been stabbed in the attack, which left him critically wounded at Christ Hospital.

About 12:10 a.m., three people were shot in the 6700 block of South Claremont Avenue, less than a mile from where the 18-year-old woman was shot, also in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man was shot at 12:18 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Maplewood, police said. He was shot in the leg during an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting, and taken to Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in “stable” condition.

A 22-year-old man realized he was shot about 12:25 a.m. after he heard gunfire in the 3300 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. A friend dropped him off a Rush University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right knee, but doctors transferred him to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Five minutes later, two men in a group of people were shot in the 8200 block of South Richmond Avenue, police said. One man, 21, was shot in the right calf while the other man, 22, was grazed in the right thigh. Both were treated and released from Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park.

About 1 a.m. on the West Side, a 26-year-old man was walking in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue when a shooter walked up and opened fire, police said. A friend took the man to Norwegian-American Hospital, where he was in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.

In the West Side Austin neighborhood, a man in his 30s was shot in the 300 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, police said. He was shot in the thigh, but his condition was not yet known.

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