CHICAGO — Four men were killed and at least 14 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
The weekend’s most recent fatal shooting happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, when one man was killed and two others were wounded in an Edgewater neighborhood attack on the North Side. Two men, ages 27 and 32, were standing on the sidewalk in the 6300 block of North Broadway when someone in a dark-colored SUV opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The younger man was shot in the head and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead. The older man was shot in the the left leg and was also taken to Saint Francis, where his condition was stabilized.
More than 30 minutes later, a 22-year-old man showed up at Community First Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound to the left side of his torso, police said. He had been sitting in the back seat of a vehicle when he was shot and investigators eventually determined he is a third victim from the Edgewater incident. The man was later transferred in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
At 10:33 p.m. Saturday, officers heard gunfire in the area of the 9500 block of South State in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side, and found a 36-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest, neck and head, police said. The man had been the driver of a black Yukon that was stopped at a light, facing north on State. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide information on either of those fatalities.
Earlier Saturday, 34-year-old Jarrod Johnson was shot in the head and a 34-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, police and the medical examiner’s office said. The 5:25 a.m. shooting was preceded by an argument that turned physical, and someone pulled out a gun and opened fire in the 500 block of East 75th Street. A friend drove Johnson to St. Bernard Hospital, where he died at 6:03 a.m. He lived in the Roseland neighborhood. The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized.
A man who was shot in the head about 7:35 p.m. Friday in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the South Side died the following morning. Miguel Cabrales, 24, was in the 2200 block of West 21st Street when people walked up and opened fire, before running away, authorities said. Cabrales was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 8:52 a.m. Saturday. He lived about three blocks from the location of the shooting.
The most recent nonfatal shooting wounded a 21-year-old man about 4:45 a.m. Sunday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was walking in the 1200 block of South Sprinfield when two males walked up and fired shots, striking him in the left arm, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
At least 10 other people were wounded in city shootings between 4 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Sunday.
Twenty-three people were shot in Chicago last weekend. The city is on pace to surpass 600 gunshot victims this year by the end of the weekend.
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