The grandfather of a 5-year-old boy killed by a dog Monday night said the dog’s owner got off too light, after being cited for two ordinance violations.
Witnesses said the attack started inside a home, and the boy’s mother was able to drag the dog and her son outside, and began asking neighbors to help her get the dog off her son. Neighbors used sticks and rocks to try to beat away the dog, and tried to free the boy from its jaws.
About 7 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in the 7200 block of South Carpenter Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:26 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The 27-year-old was standing on a sidewalk with a group of people about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Carpenter Street and 113th Place when someone walked out of a gangway across the street and started shooting.
Jamal Harmon, 19, was found in an alley with stab wounds in the 7600 block of South Carpenter Street.
A 50-year-old man accused of attacking his longtime friend and neighbor with a chainsaw was taken into custody overnight.
The two men – who have been neighbors for about 30 years – were arguing around 1 a.m. near 103rd and Carpenter streets when one of them picked up a chainsaw.
Officers found the 33-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his face, neck, chest and arms in the 7500 block of South Carpenter Street on the South Side about 8:15 p.m. Monday.
Police responding to a call of shots fired found the man lying on the sidewalk.
A man found shot dead at his home in the Far South Side Princeton Park neighborhood has been identified.
Nine people were killed and at least 15 others wounded in shootings across the city from Friday night through Monday morning.
A 27-year-old man is dead after being shot in the South Side’s Washington Heights neighborhood Sunday evening.