2 Killed, 12 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
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Updated 12/09/13 – 8:21 a.m.
CHICAGO (STMW) – Two men were killed and 12 other people were hurt in shootings across Chicago since Saturday morning.
Demarco Lyons, 22, of the 6000 block of South Princeton Avenue, was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood Sunday afternoon, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Lyons, who police said was a parolee with gang affiliations, was shot in the chest about 2:45 p.m. in the 300 block of West 60th Place, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
About 1:35 a.m. Sunday on the West Side, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the Austin neighborhood.
Rafeal Robinson, 26, was found on the ground with gunshot wounds to his chest and side of his body about 1:35 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue, police said.
Robinson, of the 1300 block of South Tripp Avenue, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:07 a.m., the Medical Examiner’s office said.
The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred early Monday in the University Village neighborhood on the West Side.
A 28-year-old man was sitting in the back seat of a vehicle in an alley in the 1200 block of West Taylor Street about 1 a.m. when a dark-colored van pulled up and someone inside fired shots into the vehicle, police said.
He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.
Other shootings throughout the weekend include:
- A 27-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery Sunday afternoon in the West Pullman neighborhood. The man was shot in the chest about 1:40 p.m. when an unknown male suspect approached on foot and fired a gun in the 12000 block of South Harvard Avenue, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
It was not immediately known whether the suspect stole anything or just fled on foot after the man was shot, police said.
- A 23-year-old man was shot in both arms about 11 a.m. Sunday in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “stable” condition.
- Earlier in the Pilsen neighborhood, a 41-year-old man, who police said has known gang ties in the area, was shot in the back and left arm about 8:50 a.m. in the 1300 block of West 18th Place, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said. Police believe the shooting was gang-related.
- About 4 a.m. Sunday in the Austin neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was in a vehicle with others in the 100 block of North Lorel Avenue when someone approached on foot, fired shots into the car and fled the scene, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.
- A few hours earlier, three men were shot near an Englewood neighborhood bar. Two of the men, 30 and 31, were at a bar in the 1100 block of West 63rd Street when four people on foot fired shots from outside about 1:45 a.m., striking the men through a window, police said.
Right after the shooting, the 30-year-old and his friend were headed for a hospital in the friend’s van when police stopped them for speeding in the 6400 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said. Officers called an ambulance when they saw the victim, and he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he is in “stable” condition, police said.
The 31-year-old victim was also shot in the abdomen and taken from the bar to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he is listed in serious condition, police said.
A third man, 24, took himself to Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his upper right back, where he is in “stable” condition. Greer said. The man told police he was part of the same shooting, but it’s still unknown whether he was inside the bar like the other two victims, police said.
- A 42-year-old man was hurt in a drive-by shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. He was the passenger in a vehicle in an alley in the 3800 block of West Diversey Parkway when shots were fired from a passing dark-colored SUV, police said.
The driver dropped the man off with a gunshot wound to the back at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, police said. He was later transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition.
- Earlier Saturday evening, two people were shot in the Fuller Park neighborhood. A man and a woman got out of a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Princeton Avenue about 6:35 p.m. when an unknown gunman approached on foot and opened fire, police said.
The woman, 23, was shot in the thigh and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious but “stable” condition, police said.
The man suffered a graze wound to the neck but refused medical attention, police said. His age was not immediately known.
- The first shooting of the weekend happened early Saturday morning in the Austin neighborhood. An 18-year-old man was riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle stopped at a stoplight in the 5700 block of West Chicago Avenue about 3:40 a.m., police said. A black vehicle pulled up alongside and somebody inside opened fire, police said.
The man was shot in the right leg and was driven to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.
Nobody is in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)