Chicago police are investigating the killing of a 21-year-old Olive-Harvey College student gunned down late Monday night near his home in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
About 10:30 p.m., 21-year-old D’Montre Smith was standing in the 10200 block of South May Street when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the chest, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was later found lying in a gangway.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder about 6:20 p.m. in the 3000 block of West 71st Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died.
The first fatal shooting on the day occurred in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot at 2:55 p.m. in the 900 block of West Agatite, police said. He was dead at the scene.
A driver was seriously injured, and a South Side family was startled out of their beds, when the man crashed his car into a home in the Washington Heights neighborhood early Friday.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday morning on the Near West Side. Shawn Holloway, 21, was shot in the side and back about 11 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Warren Boulevard, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
About 6:50 p.m. Saturday, officers responding to a call of a shots fired in the 9600 block of South Green Street found 18-year-old Bernard Pippen lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the neck, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Marcus Dee, 31, fatally shot himself after shooting 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein in a domestic-related incident at the Nordstrom store at 55 E. Grand on Friday night, authorities said. Ezaldein, a seasonal employee at the store, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon.
Fire investigators have determined a buildup of natural gas at an apartment building in Washington Park likely caused an explosion that leveled the building over the weekend, injuring two women who were inside.
Police are searching for two people who attempted to lure a 9-year-old boy into a car earlier this month in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side.
A 23-year-old was shot in the head and chest in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue around 9:20 p.m. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, police said.
Just before midnight, the two men were shot in the 9300 block of South Wallace.
The fatal shooting happened about 10 p.m. on the Near West Side. A 17-year-old boy and two men, ages 49 and 18, were standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire.
A 19-year-old woman was shot and killed Monday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, and at least seven other people were wounded in various other shootings across the city.
A robbery attempt turned into a shootout in the Washington Heights neighborhood late Wednesday night. Three people ended up shot in an apartment building in the 1400 block of West 90th Street, including the robbers.
The boy, whose name was being withheld because of his age, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated battery.
The three were shot about 6 p.m. Monday in the 9700 block of South Lowe Avenue.
Prosecutors said in court Tuesday that before Takia Lanza stabbed her uncle to death, she “reproached the victim about how he was spending his time,” near their home in Washington Heights.
Louis Winn, 56, was stabbed in the chest at his home in the 10000 block of South Morgan Street at 9:10 p.m.
Around 12:30 a.m., a car struck a median in the 800 block of West 95th Street. The front end jumped the concrete median wall, and smashed into a tree.