2 Killed, 29 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men were shot to death and at least 29 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, marking a violent start to the first weekend of the fall season.

After the latest killing, 472 people have been shot dead in the city since the start of the year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Friday marked the end of a violent summer season that left 184 people killed in city gun violence from June 21 to Sept. 21. The city has recorded at least 507 homicides so far in 2017.

Officers responded to a call of a person shot shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday and found 33-year-old Andrew Dehart lying face down in the street in the 1500 block of South Trumbull in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Dehart had been shot in the face and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m. He lived on the same block as the shooting.

About 8:15 p.m. Friday, a 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. He was traveling inside a vehicle in the 13700 block of South Torrence when another vehicle drove past and someone inside opened fire. The man was struck multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner’s office has not released his identity.

In the weekend’s latest spate of gun violence, seven men were wounded in separate shootings across the city in about four hours early Sunday.

At 4:39 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 6800 block of North Sheridan in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side, police said. He was taken in serious condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

A 24-year-old man was standing outside at 4:02 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored car opened fire in the 3600 block of East 99th Street in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. He was shot in the right hip and right arm and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition.

About 3:05 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot inside of a fast food restaurant in the Douglas neighborhood on the South Side. He was inside the restaurant in the 3400 block of South King when another male entered and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the right leg and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg at 2:34 a.m. while he was standing on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of North Kilbourn in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

Shortly before 1 a.m., someone in a black SUV fired shots in the 6600 block of South Maryland in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood, striking a 36-year-old man who was standing on the sidewalk, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the right leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the back at 12:47 a.m. while he was standing on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of West Wilcox on the Near West Side, police said. He showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 26-year-old man was shot at 12:38 a.m. in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of West 36th Street when someone in a black van fired shots, striking him in the groin area, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

At least 22 other people have been wounded in Chicago shootings since 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Last weekend, 11 people were killed and 29 others wounded in citywide attacks between Friday evening and Monday morning.

(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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