2 Dead, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two people were killed and 14 people were injured during shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
The teenager was standing on the sidewalk about 1:20 a.m. in the 3700 block of West Lawrence Avenue when two male offenders approached and fired shots, police said.
Dante Mondragon was shot in the upper back and was dead at the scene, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. Police believe the attack was gang-related.
Saturday evening, a 39-year-old man was killed while standing on an Auburn Gresham neighborhood sidewalk.
Fredrick Ollie, of the 8900 block of South Union Avenue, was fatally shot about 6:20 p.m. in the 600 block of West 89th Street, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
He was shot in the back of the head after a group of males approached him and one of the males pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said.
Ollie was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred about 9:20 p.m. Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
An 18-year-old woman was standing on the sidewalk with several other people in the 5800 block of West Superior Street when two males approached on foot and opened fire, police said.
She suffered a gunshot wound to the lower left arm and a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. The woman was taken in “stable” condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
Less than 30 minutes earlier, at 8:55 p.m. in the Hyde Park neighborhood, a 55-year-old man was shot in the head in the 5400 block of South Cornell Avenue, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, a man was shot during a robbery in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Three suspects approached a 33-year-old man on the sidewalk in the 5500 block of West Huron Street about 12:05 a.m. and robbed him of an unknown amount in money, police said. One of the suspects then took out a handgun and shot him in the mouth.
The man’s brother took him to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said. The injured man was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Saturday evening in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, a 24-year-old man refused medical treatment after he was grazed by a bullet in the right forearm, police said. The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the 11500 block of South Racine Avenue, police said.
About 90 minutes earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot during a gang-related dispute in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
The teenager was walking in an alley in the 3200 block of West Wabansia Avenue about 10:05 p.m. when several males approached, shouted gang slogans and fired shots, police said. The boy was shot in the left leg and taken in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Earlier that night in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot in the head in the 800 block of East 63rd Street about 6:20 p.m., police said. He was taken in good condition to University of Chicago Medical Center.
Roughly two hours earlier and about a mile away on the South Side, a 20-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot once in each leg in the 6100 block of South Kimbark Avenue about 4:18 p.m., police said. He was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Outside the Altgeld Gardens housing project on the Far South Side, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg Saturday about 7:15 p.m. near 131st Street and Langley Avenue, police said. The man was listed in good condition.
In the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, a 34-year-old man was shot in the backside about 9:30 p.m. while standing in the 400 block of East 73rd Street, police said. The man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.
Early Saturday in Little Village, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the leg about 3:50 a.m. in the 1700 block of West 21st Place, police said. She was taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Less than one hour prior on the Northwest Side, a 17-year-old boy was critically wounded during a shooting in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood that also injured his 53-year-old relative, who was struck by a stray bullet.
The teenager was outside in the 2100 block of North Mulligan Avenue about 3:10 a.m. when a suspect approached and started shooting, police said.
The teen ran into the backyard of a home, but the shooter chased him and shot him in the back, police said. The boy ran into the house where he collapsed, police said. During the chase, a bullet went through the window and hit an older man inside, who is related to the teen, police said. The older man was shot in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
Late Friday a 16-year-old boy was injured during a gang-related shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The shooter fired at the boy after an exchange of words about gang affiliation in the 6600 block of South Bell Avenue about 9:15 p.m., police said. The teen, who was shot in the backside, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was listed in “stable” condition.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged for that shooting, police said. He fled the scene of the shooting, but was arrested about 9:53 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Damen Avenue, a Chicago Lawn District police officer said.
The wounded teenager identified the boy who shot him. He now faces felony charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, police said.
On the North Side, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the knee while riding a bike in the Uptown neighborhood Friday evening.
The teen was riding the bike east in the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue when a shooter got out of a car and opened fire about 7:15 p.m., police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)