1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — A teenage boy was killed and seven other people were wounded in shootings on the West and Northwest Sides since Friday night.

The fatal shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The victim of the initial shooting, a 17-year-old boy who had been driving around the block and “engaging a group of males” at the corner of Division and Maplewood before he was shot, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was not released Saturday afternoon.

One person was injured by a police officer’s gunfire, police said.

“A male subject sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital, ” said Chicago Police Coordinator Glen Brooks during a press conference at the scene of the shooting. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Saturday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the knee about 11:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Keystone, according to police. He transported himself to Norwegian American Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 10 hours earlier, a man was shot in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 19-year-old left a party at 1:12 a.m. and was standing on the corner in the 2200 block of North Laporte when a black car drove up to him, according to police. A male got out and shouted gang slogans before firing shots. The man, who has no gang affiliation, was shot in the left arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

More than an hour earlier, a man was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 30-year-old was sitting in a vehicle about 11:55 p.m. Friday in the 5900 block of West North Avenue when a male standing outside the vehicle pulled out a gun and shot him in the left arm, police said. He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he was listed in good condition.

About the same time, a man was shot in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood. The 20-year-old was a passenger in a vehicle driving south about 1:55 p.m. in the 3200 block of South Pulaski when a black vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside began shooting, according to police. He was shot in the right arm and driven to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Two men were shot about 10:45 p.m. Friday in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood. The men — 25 and 33 — were shot in the 3300 block of West Addison, according to police. The 25-year-old was shot in the head and the older man was shot in the right hand. Both were taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where their conditions were stabilized.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 10 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 28-year-old man was in the gangway of a building in the 1100 block of South Troy when a male with a gun walked up and announced a robbery, police said. He was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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