(STMW) — A triple homicide Saturday night was part of a violent weekend that has left four people dead and 26 others wounded in shootings since Friday evening across Chicago, including on a Green Line train on the Near West Side.
The deadly attack happened about 11:40 p.m. Saturday when two women and a man were shot in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood. The group was standing behind a parked vehicle about when two people came out of an alley near the 11400 block of South Yale and fired multiple shots, according to Chicago Police. A 36-year-old man was shot in the neck. The women, ages 26 and 30, were shot multiple times in the body. All three died at the scene, police said.
Another man was killed earlier Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. About 2:15 a.m., officers found a 22-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds on the street in the 5300 block of South Seeley, according to police. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the deaths.
The Green Line shooting happened about 7:15 p.m. Friday when a 30-year-old man got into a fight with two people on the train as it pulled into the Ashland Station at 1601 W. Lake St. They began to tussle over a gun, which went off, hitting the 30-year-old in the shoulder, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital. Detectives were questioning two people of interest Friday night.
The latest shooting happened when a man was wounded while riding his bicycle early Sunday in an Hermosa neighborhood drive-by attack on the Northwest Side. The 28-year-old was on his bike about 4 a.m. when an SUV drove by in the 4300 block of West North Avenue, and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the left arm, according to police. He was taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized.
About the same time, two men were shot in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood. The men, ages 31 and 41, were walking on the sidewalk about 4 a.m. when someone walked up to them in the 5400 block of South Wabash, took out a gun and opened fire, police said. The younger man was shot in the right leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The older man’s condition was stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the right leg.
An hour and a half earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was standing on the sidewalk about 2:35 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Madison when he heard shots and realized he had been shot, according to police. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the left arm.
About 10 minutes earlier, a man and woman were wounded in an Austin neighborhood shooting on the West Side. They were walking on the sidewalk when a gold van pulled up in the 5100 block of West Chicago and someone inside fired shots, according to police. The man, 39, was shot in the right foot, and a bullet grazed the 29-year-old woman in the left ankle. Both were taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where they were listed in good condition.
That came after a woman was shot inside a gas station in the West Town neighborhood on the Near West Side. The 27-year-old was shot in the left hand about 2:10 a.m. in the 100 block of North Western Avenue when a stray bullet flew into the gas station, police said. Her condition was stabilized at the University of Illinois – Chicago Hospital.
About two hours earlier, a man was shot in the head and seriously wounded in a Galewood neighborhood shooting on the Northwest Side. The 29-year-old was driving south at 12:17 a.m. when someone standing on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of North Melvina opened fire, according to police. He was shot in the head and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was listed in serious condition.
A 23-year-old man was wounded Saturday morning when the person he was trying to rob took his gun from him and shot him in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. The turn of events happened when he walked up to a female, whose age was unknown, and announced a robbery about 6:15 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Ashland, according to police.
She wrestled the gun away from him and shot him in the hand, police said. He ran away but was soon caught by officers. He was treated at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition. Charges against him were pending. The robbery victim was not injured.
At least 16 more people were wounded in shootings between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Sunday.
In addition to the attacks, a Chicago Police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old man after he hit and seriously hurt the officer with his car early Sunday in the Hanson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Officers pulled the car over just before 1 a.m. after they saw the man driving erratically in the 2100 block of North Laramie, according to News Affairs Sgt. Al Stinites.
When the officers got out of their squad car, the man pinned one of them with his car. One of the officers fired shots and fatally struck the 19-year-old driver, Stinites said. He died at the scene. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the death.
The officer was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but his condition had stabilized, Stinites said. He was placed on administrative duty for 30 days, per CPD policy. The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating the shooting.
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