1 Dead,12 Wounded In Shootings Throughout Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

CHICAGO (STMW) –A man is dead and at least 12 other people have been wounded in separate South Side shootings since the Thanksgiving weekend began Wednesday night.

Gentiles Williamson, 27, is dead after he was shot three times in the chest Saturday less than a block from his Garfield Park home, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Two men, believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, approached him about 12:37 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street, at which point one of them shot him in the chest, police said. The suspects then fled on foot before getting into a gray vehicle and fleeing east on Arthington.

Williamson, of a nearby address also in the 3100 block of West Arthington, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1:07 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

In other shootings this weekend:

A male was shot at 12:55 p.m. Sunday in the 11000 block of South Parnell Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood, police said. The male, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and leg. His condition was not immediately available.

Two men, both 18, were shot about 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of North Campbell Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said. Both men were listed in “stable” condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Two men, ages 19 and 21, were shot about 1:25 a.m. Saturday while they were walking on the sidewalk in the 4700 block of South King Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood, police said. The men told police they heard shots and felt pain after they left a party.

The 21-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and the 19-year-old was shot in the abdomen, police said. A friend drove them to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and they were both listed in “stable” condition.

A light-colored SUV was seen fleeing the scene, but it is unknown if the vehicle was involved in the shooting, police said.

Early Friday, a man was shot through a window while he was sitting in a home in the South Shore neighborhood.

The man, 27, suffered a graze wound to the forehead about 12:05 a.m. in the 7600 block of South Dorchester Avenue, police said. He was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 22-year-old man was found lying in an alley with a gunshot wound to his upper left leg in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.

Police found the man, who was “highly intoxicated” and refused medical treatment, just before midnight Thursday in the 4800 block of South Bishop Street.

Thursday afternoon, two men were shot in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The men, ages 27 and 24, were shot about 4 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Wentworth Avenue, and were able to make it on their own to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said.

The 27-year-old was shot twice in the right arm, but further details about their injuries were not immediately known, police said. They were later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Both men are documented gang members, police said. The shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Early Thursday, a man was wounded in a separate drive-by shooting in Englewood.

The man, 27, was walking in the 100 block of West 63rd Street about 1:15 a.m. when a black four-door car drove up alongside him and someone inside fired several shots while yelling gang slogans, police said.

The man, a documented gang member, was shot in the left forearm and taken in good condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said.

A few minutes earlier, a man was wounded when a gun went off during a domestic dispute in the South Shore neighborhood.

Fredrick Payton, 43, was arguing with his 57-year-old girlfriend in the 7800 block of South Cregier Avenue about 12:55 a.m. when he began hitting her with his fists, then grabbed a gun and threatened to shoot her, police said.

They struggled over the gun, and it went off and he was shot in the ear, police said. The handgun was recovered after the incident.

He was treated and released from Stroger Hospital, then taken into police custody. Payton was charged with one count of domestic battery causing bodily harm, police said.

About 12:40 a.m. Thursday, a man was shot in the neck during a home invasion in Englewood, police said.

The man, 37, was inside an apartment in the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue when three males forced their way in and opened fire, police said.

Dalaneo Tillman, 31, of the 6400 block of South Parnell Avenue and 27-year-old Lester Jones, of the 6200 block of South Talman, were charged Saturday with aggravated battery, home invasion and attempted robbery in connection with the shooting.

Jones was shot in his arm during the shooting and was arrested shortly after his release from a hospital, prosecutors said in bond court Saturday. Tillman was arrested outside the scene, prosecutors said.

The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said. He has since been released from the hospital, prosecutors said.

A man was shot in a parking lot in the West Englewood neighborhood Wednesday night.

The 22-year-old was walking through a parking lot in the 6900 block of South Ashland Avenue about 10:20 p.m. when he heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said.

He was shot in the right leg and taken in “stable” condition to Christ Medical Center.

Area detectives are investigating the shootings.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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