CHICAGO (STMW) — Two men were killed and eight other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Saturday afternoon.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in Uptown.
Corteze Reed, 23, was standing in the street in the 900 block of West Windsor Avenue a few minutes after 8 p.m. when someone fired several shots, striking him in the chest, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Reed, of the 1900 block of West Chase Avenue, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
Police said the shooting is possibly gang-related.
Another man was killed and one wounded in the weekend’s first shooting in the Englewood neighborhood. They were standing in the 6900 block of South Emerald Avenue about 3:42 p.m. when a suspect emerged from an alley and opened fire, police said.
Kenneth Anthony, 31, of the 400 block of West 66th Place, suffered a gunshot wound to the back, authorities said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 4:44 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The other man, 21, was shot in the right arm and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side.
A 20-year-old man was driving in the 5400 block of South Harper Avenue when someone in another vehicle pulled up alongside him and fired shots, police said. The man was shot in the back and drove himself to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in “stable” condition.
Six other people were wounded in shootings across the city Saturday. Additionally, a man allegedly wielding a knife was shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer Saturday night in Englewood.
Officers responded to an emergency assistance call from the fire department about 11:25 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Racine Avenue after paramedics were confronted by a man wielding a knife, police said.
62-year-old Michael Myers allegedly charged at police officers with the knife, and an officer shot him, police said.
Myers, of the 11300 block of South Indiana Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 12:08 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
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