2 Dead, 21 Others Shot In City Shootings Since Friday Night
CHICAGO (STMW) –Two people were killed and at least 21 others were hurt in shootings across the city since Friday night.
The most recent fatal shooting occurred Saturday night in the South Side Burnside neighborhood.
Police discovered 16-year-old Michael Flournoy with a gunshot wound to the head at 7:53 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 93rd Street, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Flournoy, of the 8000 block of South Evans Avenue, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
A man was killed and five other people were shot at a house party early Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
The six were all shot about 1:10 a.m. Saturday at a party in a two-flat in the 4300 block of West Wilcox Street, police said.
Partygoers were standing on a second-floor back porch when someone began firing shots at them from the alley, police said. When the people began running inside, a person opened fire from the front entrance of the building.
Jordan Harris, 24, of the 3000 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was shot in the throat and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he later died, according to the medical examiner’s office.
A 23-year-old man shot in the shoulder and back was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai in “stable” condition, and a 27-year-old woman shot in the foot also was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, police said.
Another woman, 25, was shot in the buttocks and also taken to Stroger Hospital. She was listed in “stable” condition, police said.
A 43-year-old man was shot in the foot and taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition, police said.
Between 2 and 3 a.m., several dozen people gathered outside Stroger Hospital, many of whom were crying after learning of the death of the 24-year-old man. One man was pacing through the parking lot, crying and screaming “He’s f–ing dead!” into his cell phone.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 12:40 p.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
A 27-year-old man was in the 2600 block of West Wilcox Street when he was shot in his right shoulder, police said.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.
About ten hours earlier, a man was shot in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
A 39-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the knee while he was standing outside with a group after a party in the 1400 block of West 110th Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in “stable” condition.
About 9:15 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
The 26-year-old man was walking about 9:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Birchwood Avenue when a male suspect walked up and fired shots at him, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the hand and leg and was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was listed in “stable” condition. Police believe the shooting may be gang-related.
Less than 30 minutes earlier, a man was shot during an attempted robbery after a dice game on the city’s Far South Side.
A man announced a robbery after the dice game in the 13100 block of South Ellis a few minutes before 9 p.m., police said. A struggle ensued and the robber shot a 22-year-old man in the leg, police said. The man was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in “stable” condition.
At least 12 other people have been shot across the city since early Friday. No one is in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.
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