2 Dead, 4 Wounded In New Year’s Violence
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CHICAGO (STMW) — Two people are dead and four others wounded in shootings on New Year’s Eve and early New Year’s Day, including four in two police-involved shootings.
The most recent fatal shooting happened on New Year’s Eve night in the Englewood neighborhood.
Someone approached 26-year-old Vincent Rogers on foot and opened fire after a verbal argument, authorities said.
Rogers, of the 7100 block of North Damen Avenue, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Another man was injured in the same block about two minutes later. The 23-year-old was shot in his hip and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, but his condition was not immediately known, police said.
It’s unknown whether those two shootings are related, police said.
Earlier Tuesday morning, police said a man fatally shot his son during a domestic dispute the South Side Armour Square neighborhood.
The 67-year-old father shot his son, 25-year-old August Galladay, while the two argued inside a home in the 3700 block of South Wells Street, authorities said.
Galladay, of the same block as the incident, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Galladay’s father is being questioned by police.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early New Year’s Day in the South Shore neighborhood.
About 4 a.m., a man was standing in an alley in the 7500 block of South Kingston Avenue when he was shot in the right thigh. He was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he is in good condition, police said.
Additionally, about two hours earlier, three people were injured during a police-involved shooting in Roseland.
Police approached a house after they heard gunfire and shot someone when the person pointed a gun, a statement from police said.
Shortly after, officers found two other people with gunshot wounds on the scene but were unsure whether they were shot by the officers, the statement said. Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene.
All three — two men, ages 25 and 30, and a woman — were taken to area hospitals in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez.
Moments before midnight Wednesday, a police officer shot a man in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said police saw a man celebrating the new year by shooting a gun near 67th and Rhodes. After officers told him to drop the weapon, he raised it in their direction and an officer shot the man in the leg.
He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, police said. A weapon was recovered on the scene.
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