CHICAGO (STMW) — our men were killed and 14 other people were hurt in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3 a.m. Saturday on the Near West Side.
Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue and found a 22-year-old man injured on the sidewalk, with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg, police said.
Jamal Coleman, of the 5400 block of West Monroe Street, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died at 3:22 a.m. Saturday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
Another man, 23, later walked in to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and told authorities he had been hurt in the same West Washburne Avenue attack, police said. He said he was outside when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot.
About 11:10 p.m. Friday, a man was killed when a gunman came up behind him in an Englewood alley and started shooting, officials said.
The 37-year-old man was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital where he died at 12:01 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said. His name was not released Saturday morning.
About 6:30 p.m., a shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood killed a 21-year-old man in the 6600 block of South Honore Street, officials said.
Brenden Temple, of the 4000 block of South Indiana Avenue, was shot once in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died at 7:18 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.
The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 6:10 p.m. Friday in the South Shore neighborhood. An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm in the 2200 block of East 71st Street, police said.
Jaleel Pearson, of the 6800 block of South Artesian Avenue, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County about 50 minutes later, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
At least 13 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, including two men shot around the corner from each other in separate attacks just minutes apart in Englewood Saturday afternoon.
The first shooting happened in the 1200 block of West 69th Street about 5:20 p.m., when a 19-year-old man was shot in the hand and hip while riding a bicycle, police said. He told authorities he heard gunfire and realized he was shot, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition.
About eight minutes later, a 22-year-old man was shot while sitting on a porch around the corner in the 6900 block of South Racine Avenue, police said. In that attack, a male shooter riding a bicycle took out a gun and opened fire at the man, shooting him in the right calf, police said. The wounded man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
Police believe the two shootings were unrelated.
No one is in custody for any of the shootings as of Sunday afternoon as area detectives investigate.
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