A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.
The five are charged with two shootings moments apart late Tuesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Police were questioning a “person of interest” after two people were wounded during two related shootings in the South Chicago neighborhood late Tuesday.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings Tuesday morning.
The most recent fatal shooting happened a few minutes before 10 p.m. Sunday night in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
The first shooting of the evening happened about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, when two men were shot while at a stoplight in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.
In the most recent shooting, a 16-year-old boy and his 15-year-old girlfriend were shot while walking home from a basketball game. The boy was critically wounded.
Two men were shot within minutes of each other Tuesday night on the South and Northwest sides.
Most recently, a female was shot in the head in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Six people were wounded in separate shootings during a bloody evening on the South and Near West sides.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, when two men were shot about 10:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
At least eight people have been wounded in shootings throughout the city since Thursday night.
The victims included a man who was shot to death while riding bike in the Englewood neighborhood.
Three men were killed and nine others wounded in gun violence across the city since Monday afternoon, including two men who were found shot to death in West Pullman early Tuesday.
A man and woman were injured minutes apart in two separate shootings on the South Side late Monday.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings Friday morning.
The shootings came as July drew to a close and police officials announced the number of shootings decreased when compared to the same months in 2012 and 2011.
The drop translates to 79 fewer murders so far this year, compared to the same time period last year, police said. The number of murders through July is the lowest for any year since 1965.
One teen, a 16-year-old boy, was in the 1700 block of West 71st Street in the West Englewood about 7:55 p.m. when a group of males approached him and demanded the bicycle he was riding.