4 Dead, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — Four men were killed and at least 18 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

More than 800 people have been shot in the city so far this year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. At least 145 victims have died.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 8:20 a.m. Sunday in the Far South Side Burnside neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was arguing with his 43-year-old father about who would walk the dog when they shot each other, according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi and the CPD’s Office of News Affairs. Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the younger man was pronounced dead, police said. The older man was listed in critical condition. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately report the fatality. Two weapons were also recovered at the scene.

About two and a half hours earlier, a 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was driving in an alley about 5;55 a.m. in the 4800 block of North Rockwell when someone came around the corner and shot him in the chest, police said. The shooter then ran off in an unknown direction. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately report the fatality.

On Saturday, an 18-year-old man was fatally shot in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. He was shot in the chest about 5 p.m. in the 1200 block of West 81st Street when someone fired multiple times at him from inside a vehicle, according to police. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not provided information on the fatality.

The weekend’s first homicide happened about 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 4900 block of South Kostner learned 21-year-old Carlos Rosas had already taken himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Rosas, who lived in the neighborhood, died of a gunshot wound to the chest at 7:12 p.m.

At least 17 other people were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Twenty-four people were shot in the city last weekend, seven fatally.

(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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