1 Dead, 23 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — One man was killed and at least 23 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The violence comes on the heels of a historically violent Fourth of July that ended with 101 gunshot victims over the long holiday weekend.

Since the start of the year, at least 1,881 people have been shot in the city, 326 of them fatally, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

The weekend’s latest spate of gun violence left 12 people shot between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

The only fatal shooting happened at 11:18 p.m. Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 27-year-old man was in an argument with another male in the parking lot of a gas station in the 6600 block of South Halsted when the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired shots. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the right shoulder and right arm and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Chicago Police. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released information on the fatality.

About 5:10 a.m. Sunday, a 25-year-old woman was walking in the 1200 block of South Fairfield in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side when she heard gunfire and realized she’d been shot in the left leg, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

A 29-year-old woman was standing outside at 3:52 a.m. on the sidewalk in the 7700 block of South Yates in the South Shore neighborhood, when a male fired shots, striking her in the right hand, police said. She was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where her condition was stabilized.

About 3:40 a.m., a 31-year-old man was found in the gangway of a home in the 1900 block of South Trumbull in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. He had been shot in the right leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The man would not cooperate with investigators and refused to provide details on the shooting.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the right arm at 3:34 a.m. while walking on the sidewalk in the 7100 block of North Sheridan in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side, police said. He was treated at the scene by Chicago Fire Department paramedics and refused further medical treatment.

Shortly before 2 a.m., two women were shot in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The women, ages 21 and 26, were crossing the street in the 1500 block of North Lawler when someone in a red SUV opened fire, police said. The younger woman was shot in the legs and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, while the older woman was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to her right leg. Their conditions were stabilized.

At 11:27 p.m. Saturday, a 36-year-old man was shot in a separate Douglas Park neighborhood attack. He was standing on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of South Fairfield when another male fired shots from an alley, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the left hand and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Someone in a gray SUV fired shots about 11:10 p.m., striking a 43-year-old man who was driving through an alley in the 4000 block of South Vincennes in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man’s condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Three men were wounded, one critically, in another Lawndale neighborhood shooting at 9:37 p.m. on the West Side. The men, ages 18, 22 and 25, were driving in the 4200 block of West Roosevelt when a gray-colored vehicle pulled up alongside them and someone inside opened fire, police said. Following the shooting, their vehicle continued moving and struck several other vehicles at the intersection of Roosevelt and Independence. The 22-year-old was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the right side of the body. The oldest man was shot in the left hip, while the youngest man suffered a graze wound to the head. They were taken to Stroger Hospital, where both of their conditions were stabilized.

While responding to the incident, two Chicago Police vehicles collided with each other, police said. Four officers were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. Several other people were also taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

At least 12 more people were wounded in shootings across the city between 7 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Sunday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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