CHICAGO (CBS) — Three men were killed and at least nine other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which began Wednesday night.
The latest fatal shooting happened Friday morning in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 22-year-old man was shot at 10:18 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Avenue M, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Nearly nine hours earlier, another man was shot to death in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. The 18-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle at 1:26 a.m. in the 7500 block of South St. Lawrence when someone walked up, pulled out a handgun and announced a robbery, police said. The man refused to comply with the robber, who then shot him in his left armpit. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide information on either of those fatalities.
About 1:35 a.m. Thursday, another man was shot to death in the Chatham neighborhood. James Jones, 38, was driving south through an alley with a female passenger in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He drove up to the trio and the two groups exchanged words before one of the males pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. Jones, who lived in the neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female was able to get out of the vehicle and run away unharmed after the shooting, police said. She was not cooperating with investigators.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 10 p.m. Thursday in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 24-year-old woman was standing with a group of friends in the 4700 block of West Warwick when they got into an argument with three males, police said. During the argument, one of the males pulled out a gun and fired at the group, striking the woman in her back. She was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. Police said the woman’s friends were not cooperating with investigators.
At least eight other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including a man shot early Thursday on the Eisenhower Expressway.
Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend saw 68 people shot across the city, eight of them fatally.
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