4 Dead, 12 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
CHICAGO (STMW) – Four people were killed and at least 12 others wounded since Friday afternoon in shootings across the city.
Most recently, two men thought to be in their mid-30s were killed in an apparent home invasion in the South Chicago neighborhood Sunday morning.
Someone who lives near the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue called police at 4:54 a.m. after a man staggered to that person’s door, collapsed in the caller’s residence and later died, police said.
Both men, thought to be in their mid-30s, were found dead in that block when officers arrived about 5 a.m., police said.
Police are investigating the shooting as an apparent home invasion.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the deaths but did not release further details Sunday morning.
On Friday evening, a man was shot to death in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Tremaine Scott, 19, was walking with friends about 7:05 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Princeton Avenue when a male approached the group, started fighting with them. He eventually pulled out a gun and shot Scott in his chest, authorities said.
Scott, of the 9300 block of South Calumet Avenue, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 8:06 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
About an hour and a half earlier Friday, another man was shot and killed in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Police responded to a call of shots fired at 5:22 p.m. and found 21-year-old Timothy Travis lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head in the 4900 block of West Huron Street, authorities said.
Travis, of the 4900 block of West Quincy Street, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:34 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
In the most recent non-fatal shooting, a man was shot while he was shoveling snow in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood Sunday morning.
The man, thought to be in his 20s, was shoveling in the 8500 block of South Constance Avenue about 10 a.m. when two unidentified men approached and got into an argument with him. One of them pulled out a handgun and shot him in the upper left arm, police said.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition, police said.
The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred 11:45 p.m. Saturday, when a 27-year-old man suffered a graze wound above his left eye in the 6500 block of South Fairfield Avenue, police said. He was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital in good condition.
Forty-five minutes earlier, a man was shot in the North Side Lincoln Square neighborhood.
The 35-year-old man was standing in an alley in the 5000 block of North Lincoln Avenue a few minutes before 11 p.m. when he got into an argument with several males, police said. One of the males pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking the 35-year-old’s ankle. He was taken in “stable” condition to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said.
A man was wounded Saturday afternoon in an apparent gang-related shooting on the Far South Side.
The man, 23, was shot in the buttocks about 3:22 p.m. in the 10100 block of South Parnell Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition.
About two hours earlier, a man was wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The man, 31, was standing on the street in the 5200 block of South Ashland Avenue about 1:10 p.m. when he was shot in the leg, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
A man and a woman were wounded early Saturday after a drive-by in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
About 3:40 a.m., a 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were driving in the 800 block of North Kedzie Avenue when a white vehicle pulled up and fired shots into the passenger side of the victims’ vehicle, striking the man in his arm and the woman in her shoulder, police said. The two then drove to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were both listed in “stable” condition, police said.
Three people were injured in another drive-by shooting two hours earlier on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
About 1:25 a.m., a man and three women were in a blue 2008 Buick SUV when it broke down on the 71st Street exit ramp off southbound Interstate 94, police said. While they waited for help, someone in a black Dodge Charger with orange stripes pulled up and fired shots, striking the man and two of the women multiple times each, police said.
The 27-year-old man, who was in the driver’s seat, was shot four times — once in the chest and three times in his arm, police said. Two women in the backseat were shot in the lower parts of their bodies, with a pregnant 24-year-old woman shot three times and a 19-year-old woman shot six times, police said. The fourth woman in the car was not injured.
All the victims were listed in “stable” condition with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A teen boy was shot and critically injured early Saturday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
The 16-year-old walked in to Mount Sinai Hospital around 12:30 a.m. with several gunshot wounds and told police he was shot in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue, police said. The boy was listed in critical condition early Saturday.
Another teenager was shot Friday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side.
The 15-year-old girl was shot in the neck during what appeared to be a domestic dispute in the 10000 block of South Perry Avenue, police said. She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was listed in “stable” condition.
No one is in custody for any of the shootings as police investigate.
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