4 Dead, 18 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
CHICAGO (CBS/STMW) –Four people are dead — including a 15-year-old boy shootings across Chicago since Friday night. At least 18 other people have been wounded.
A male was found shot and killed in a gangway Sunday morning in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The body was found about 7:40 a.m. in the 11100 block of South Lowe Avenue, police said. The male — whose age was not immediately known — had a gunshot wound to the chest and was dead on arrival, police said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death but could not provide further details Sunday morning.
Earlier Sunday, a man was found shot to death in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.
The 23-year-old was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at 3:05 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said.
The man, who lived in the 100 block of West 126th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:24 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld early Sunday pending family notification.
About 10 p.m. Saturday, a teenage boy was killed one block from his home and another boy was wounded in a Roseland neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side.
The two boys, 15 and 16, were shot while they standing on a corner in the 100 block of West 109th Street, when a vehicle pulled up, and several people got out and opened fire, police said.
The 15-year-old boy was identified as Dekarlos Scott, 15, of the 100 block of West 110th Street, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:25 p.m., officials said.
The 16-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.
The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened Saturday afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Taurus Williams, 23, was near the intersection of 111th Street and South Homewood Avenue at 4:44 p.m. when he was shot in the chest, authorities said.
Two groups of people were at the location when shots were heard, police said. People ran in different directions and the man was left on the ground.
Williams, of the 300 block of West 100th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 5:37 p.m., authorities said.
The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood. Two men, 47 and 42, were shot in the 2400 block of East 75th Street about 3:50 p.m., police said. The 47-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the 42-year-old was taken to Christ Medical Center, police said. Their conditions were not immediately known.
A 16-year-old was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood Sunday afternoon.
The teen was in the 2900 block of East 88th Street about 2:15 p.m. when he was shot in the left leg, police said. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.
The teen is a documented gang member, a police source said.
About 12:30 p.m., a man was critically wounded after he was shot in Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side.
The 34-year-old was in the 6900 block of South Talman Avenue when he was shot multiple times, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center.
At least 13 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
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