3 Killed, 22 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

(STMW) — At least 25 people have been shot since Friday evening on the South and West sides of Chicago, leaving three dead.

The latest killing happened early Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Theotis Luckett, 16, was shot in the back about 3:45 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Ohio, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died less than two hours later. The circumstances of the shooting were unknown.

Another fatal shooting happened an hour and a half earlier near the Parkway Gardens public housing complex on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 6200 block of South King Drive found a 31-year-old man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene, according police. The medical examiner’s office has not released his identity.

The weekend’s first killing happened about 11:20 p.m. when a south suburban man was fatally shot in the head at an Englewood gas station on the South Side. A Chrysler 300 pulled up to Matthais Bowen, 35, at the station in the 5900 block of South Morgan, and at least two people got out with guns and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 6:26 p.m. on Saturday, the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in south suburban South Holland. The suspects might have taken Bowen’s vehicle, police said. No one was in custody early Saturday as detectives investigated.

The most recent shooting happened at 12:18 p.m. Sunday in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 16-year-old boy was standing on a porch in the 9900 block of South Paxton when someone walked up and shot him in the upper left thigh, police said. The boy was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

A spate of violence Saturday evening left five people wounded in four separate shootings that took place within about a half-hour of each other.

The latest in that stretch came about 11:40 p.m. Saturday in a Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood apartment. A 20-year-old man was in critical condition after someone walked into an apartment in the 2900 block of West 40th Street and shot him, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

About 10 minutes earlier, there was another shooting in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 15-year-old boy was sitting in a vehicle about 11:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of West Montrose when a masked person walked up and fired shots, striking him in the right hip, according to police. He was taken to Community First Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

At 11:11 p.m., two men were wounded in a shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The men, ages 20 and 25, were standing outside in the 3900 block of West Van Buren when they heard shots and felt pain, according to police. The younger man suffered a graze wound to his abdomen and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The older man was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with a graze wound to his buttocks.

Minutes earlier, a man was critically wounded in an Englewood neighborhood shooting on the South Side. The 24-year-old was unresponsive on the ground when officers arrived at 11:04 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Laflin, police said. He had been shot in the head. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition.

A few hours earlier Saturday night, a man was shot in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood. The 18-year-old was shot in his abdomen about 7:45 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Prairie, police said. He was being uncooperative with investigators, who were still trying to determine the circumstances of the shooting. He showed up at St. Bernard Hospital after being shot and was in good condition.

Just over thirty minutes earlier in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, an 18-year-old man was shot in his head in the 3300 block of West Potomac by a gunman firing on foot, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.

At least 14 more people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

(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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