4 Dead, 10 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night
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CHICAGO (STMW) –Four people were killed and at least 10 other people — including four teenagers and a 72-year-old woman — were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood. About 3:45 p.m., a man was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head in the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace, police said. The 22-year-old man was dead on the scene, authorities said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the fatality but declined to release the man’s name pending notification of relatives.
A teen boy was shot in the back and killed Sunday afternoon in the South Deering neighborhood. He was shot about 2:50 p.m. in the 10500 block of South Oglesby Avenue, police said. The 16-year-old was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, authorities said.
The teen’s name was not immediately released pending notification of relatives.
Fernando Sanchez, 25, of the 3100 block of West Le Moyne Street, was fatally shot near Le Moyne Street and Ridgeway Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 1:50 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. He was standing on the sidewalk when a male approached from an alley and opened fire, police said.
He was shot in the left side of his abdomen and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. He died at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County at 3:36 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The shooting appeared to be gang-related, police said.
About 10:30 p.m. Friday, a man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood.
He was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the body about 10:30 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Paxton Avenue, police said.
Two unidentified males approached the vehicle and shot the man before fleeing in an unknown direction in a dark-colored vehicle, police said.
He was identified as 25-year-old Jeremy Morris of the 5000 block of South Champlain Avenue, according to the medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:50 p.m.
At least 10 other people ranging in age from 14 to 72 have been hurt in separate shootings across the city since late Friday, authorities said.
The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred about 5:35 a.m. Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood.
A 17-year-old boy was in the 7200 block of South Halsted Street when an unknown male approached and shot him in the upper right arm, police said. The teen was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers in good condition.
About 5:25 a.m. Sunday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 1300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police said.
He was treated in “stable” condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The man shot has gang affiliations, police said.
A 60-year-old bystander was hurt when someone started shooting early Sunday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The woman was in the 4500 block of South Wood Street about 4:55 a.m. when she was shot in the chin, police said. She did not appear to be the intended target of the shooting, police said. She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.
A 20-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder in the 800 block of North Parkside Avenue about 3:06 a.m. Sunday, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was treated in “stable” condition for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Two teen boys, ages 14 and 15, were wounded in a West Englewood shooting Saturday night.
They standing outside near West 59th and South Justine streets about 11:55 p.m. when an unidentified male entered the gangway and opened fire, police said.
One boy, 14, was shot in the lower left leg while the 15-year-old boy was shot in the right thigh, police said. Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in good condition.
A man was in the 200 block of South Springfield Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when he was shot in the leg, police said. The man, 38, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition.
A 72-year-old woman was shot in the arm about 8:15 p.m. Saturday near 62nd and Richmond streets in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, police said. Authorities had no details on the circumstances surrounding the attack.
A 23-year-old man was standing in the 1300 block of North Hudson on the Near North Side about 11:34 p.m. Friday when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot, police said. He was shot in the foot and treated in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. Police said the shooting may be gang-related.
A teen boy was hospitalized in serious condition after he was shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood Friday night. The shooting occurred at 8:36 p.m. in the 7600 block of North Paulina Street, police said.
The boy, 17, was shot multiple times in the leg and taken in serious condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.
Nobody was in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigated.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)