CHICAGO (STMW) – Six men have been killed and at least another 18 people — including a 6-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
Most recently, one man was killed and another hurt in a shooting on the Near North Side early Sunday.
The shooting in the 500 block of West Pearson about 4 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.
A 25-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, police said. A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and treated in good condition, also at Northwestern, police said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.
Earlier Sunday, one man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting on the Far South Side, police said.
They were standing outside with a group of people in the 600 block of East 131st Street about 1:50 a.m. when a fight broke out and someone fired shots, police said.
A 28-year-old man was shot multiple times and was found unresponsive at the scene. A 40-year-old man was also shot multiple times and a 28-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the back. They were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but their conditions weren’t immediately known, police said.
A 22-year-old man was also shot, but he made it on his own to Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island. He was listed in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but withheld the man’s identity pending notification of relatives.
About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Eugene Clark was shot multiple times near the intersection of West 71st Street and South Ashland Avenue, police said.
Clark, of the 7900 block of South Karlov, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The man’s identity was withheld early Sunday pending notification of relatives.
About 11 p.m. Saturday, a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in the 8500 block of South Saginaw Avenue. Police responding to a call of a person shot found him with a gunshot wound to the head.
Paramedics took him to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died about an hour later, according to the medical examiner’s office. His identity was not released Sunday morning pending notification of relatives.
Authorities think the shooting may be gang-related, Gaines said.
About 9:30 p.m. Friday, a man was killed in a separate drive-by shooting in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Carlos Barron, 19, was on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of West Hirsch Street when shots were fired at him from a light-colored sedan. He was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 11:10 p.m.
The first fatal shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Maurice Gibson, 26, was on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Vincennes Avenue when an unidentified male approached him and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.
Gibson, of the 8900 block of South Ashland Avenue, was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he died about half an hour later.
Separate shootings wounded at least 13 other people since Friday evening, according to police.
A 52-year-old woman and a 6-year-old girl were seriously wounded when they were caught in an exchange of gunfire about 7:40 p.m. Friday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
They were standing on the sidewalk about in the 300 block of West 105th Street, when two males nearby started shooting at each other, according to police and fire officials.
The 6-year-old girl was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh and was in “stable” condition.
Both were transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Neither gunman was hurt.
One person of interest is in custody, but the investigation is ongoing and multiple people being are still being sought by police, a police official with knowledge of the case said Saturday.
The girl was identified by family members as Quianna Tompkins at a press conference Saturday night, during which her mother urged anybody with information about the shooting to come forward.
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