3 Killed, 16 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across City

(STMW) — Three men were killed and at least 16 other people have been wounded in shootings across the South and Southwest sides since 2 p.m. Friday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 6:15 a.m. Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

A 23-year-old man was walking with another person in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when a dark-colored van pulled up and someone got out of the passenger side and opened fire, police said.

He was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:59 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld Saturday afternoon.

Police said the shooting was gang-related.

About 10:15 p.m. Friday, a man was killed and two others were wounded in an Englewood shooting.

The three — ages 25, 27 and 63 — were outside in the 5700 block of South Aberdeen when two people walked out of a gangway and opened fire, police said.

The 27-year-old, later identified as Malachi Baldwin, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 10:41 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Baldwin lived in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth, authorities said.

The 25-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The 63-year-old man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. Their conditions had stabilized.

A police source said the man killed had documented gang ties.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened Friday afternoon inside a West Englewood barbershop.

A group of people entered a business in the 1900 block of West 59th about 2 p.m. and someone opened fire, police said. Suitable Barber and Beauty Shop is listed at 1959 W. 59th St.

Deandre Ellis, 22, was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where he died at 3 p.m., authorities said. Ellis lived in the 5700 block of South Laflin.

A 44-year-old man also shot in the chest was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, and a 31-year-old shot in the hand was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

About 2:15 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was shot in the 6800 block of South Perry, police said. She was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital where her condition was stabilized, police said.

About half an hour earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot in Chicago Lawn. The shooting, a possible drive-by attack, happened at 1:45 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Campbell, police said. He was taken to a hospital in good condition.

At least 10 other people have been shot across the South Side since Friday afternoon.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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