30 Shot, 7 Fatally, In Christmas Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven men were killed and at least 23 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.

The weekend’s most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at 9:54 a.m. and found a 24-year-old man shot multiple times in the 1100 block of West 112th Place. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.

Earlier Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was driving north at 1:33 a.m. in the 5300 block of South Francisco when shots rang out and he was struck in the neck and back, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Less than an hour earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood. He was found at 12:49 a.m. lying on the ground in the backyard of a home in the 2600 block of East 76th Street, police said. He had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the left side in a backyard in the 8900 block of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide information on those fatalities.

Officers responded to a shooting just after midnight Saturday in the 3000 block of West 38th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side and found a 27-year-old man on the ground with gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m. His not name has not been released, pending notification of his family.

At 10:50 p.m. Friday, two men walked out of a West Side Austin neighborhood home in the 500 block of North Laramie, and at least one person opened fire on them, police said. The older man, 21-year-old Derrick Jones, was shot across the body and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:19 p.m. The other man, Stephen Tucker, 20, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and back and died at Mount Sinai Hospital at 11:44 p.m., authorities said. They both lived on the block where they were killed.

The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting wounded two people on Sunday in the Southwest Side Lawndale neighborhood. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at 10:42 a.m. and found a 29-year-old man and 27-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said.

The man was shot multiple times in the back and the woman was shot in her right knee, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were not immediately known.

At least 21 more people were wounded in other shootings between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Last year, 30 people were shot in Chicago over Christmas weekend, leaving six dead.

(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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