2 Killed, 8 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
CHICAGO (STMW) – A man and a teenager were killed and at least eight others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Saturday afternoon.
In the most recent fatal shooting, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday afternoon on the Near West Side. Ronald Hayes was shot in the head about 4:15 p.m. and was dead at the scene in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, authorities said. Hayes, of the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later, authorities said.
About 5:10 a.m. Sunday, a 44-year-old west suburban man was found shot to death in a vehicle in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. John Serpe was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the 4400 block of West Monroe Street with a single gunshot wound to the left side of his chest, authorities said.
Serpe, of the 2900 block of Maple Avenue in Downers Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:15 a.m., authorities said.
In the most recent nonfatal shooting, a man was shot while sitting in a vehicle Sunday night in the Logan Square neighborhood. The 31-year-old man was in a black van heading westbound and stopped at a red light in the 3100 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone in a gold SUV pulled up alongside the van and shots were fired, police said.
The driver of the black van went through the intersection and into oncoming traffic, striking two other vehicles, police said. The passenger of the van, who is a documented gang member, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was listed in “stable” condition.
Police said no other injuries were reported from the shooting or the subsequent crash. Police said the shooting is thought to be gang-related.
Three people were shot about 3:08 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of West Columbus Avenue in the Ashburn neighborhood, authorities said. A 24-year-old woman was shot in the arm; a 22-year-old man was shot in the hand; and a 23-year-old man was also shot in the arm. All are in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.
A few minutes before 4 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were sitting in a vehicle in the 2200 block of North Mango Avenue when someone in a dark SUV pulled up and opened fire, police said. The woman was shot in the left wrist and the man was shot in the right buttocks. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.
About 2:55 a.m. Sunday, a man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 33-year-old man was standing on a front porch in the 500 block of North Lawler Avenue when a dark-color sedan drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound in his upper right thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital.
About 6:50 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. The man was standing in the doorway of a building in the 7100 block of South South Shore Drive when two male shooters approached on foot and fired at him from the street, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound in his leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings. Area detectives were investigating.
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