CHICAGO (CBS) –Nine people were killed and at least 36 others — including a 4-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said.
The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood.
She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.
The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, authorities said. She has since been upgraded to fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning.
The teen was shot in the chest and grazed by a bullet in the neck. He was in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
A 15-year-old girl standing on a sidewalk nearby was shot in the forehead and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.
Jacele had no swelling in the brain, according to her aunt, Marcella Gresham, but she remained at Comer Children’s Hospital, where she underwent surgery. On Sunday, Jacele’s condition was upgraded to serious, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The weekend’s most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.
Two boys, 14 and 15, were outside in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove about 8:15 p.m. when someone fired shots from a light-colored sedan, police said.
Emergency crews found the older boy unresponsive in an alley with a gunshot wound to the back.
Raheem Dameron, 15, of the 5600 block of South Justine, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
The younger boy was shot in the foot and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Police said the 15-year-old had documented gang ties.
On Sunday afternoon, a man was fatally shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
The 20-year-old was driving in the 3300 block of West Division about 4 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said.
He was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said.
Less than an hour earlier, a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
LaSean Barnes, 38, was in the 3200 block of West Maypole about 3:20 p.m. when someone fired shots out of a passing beige conversion van, authorities said. The van then drove off east on Maypole.
Barnes, of the 3000 block of West Polk, was shot in the right side of his abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
Early Sunday morning, a woman died in a shooting which injured two others at a party in West Englewood.
About 12:45 a.m., four people were denied entry to a party in the 6100 block of South Honore, police said.
The four males then surrounded the party and opened fire, striking three people outside, including 29-year-old Deja Atwood, authorities said.
Atwood was shot in the chest and leg and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she later died.
A 39-year-old man shot in the chest was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, and a 25-year-old man shot in the arm was taken to Holy Cross, where his condition stabilized, police said.
Minutes earlier, one man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in South Shore.
The men were standing on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South East End Avenue at 12:27 a.m. when a gunman fired shots, police said.
One of them, age 32, was shot in the neck and taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Another man, whose age was not available, was shot in the buttocks and took himself to Jackson Park Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a man was discovered shot to death in an alley in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Daniel Rivera, 27, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his face in an alley in the 4700 block of North Albany, authorities said.
Rivera, who lived in the 7200 block of North Damen, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.
Earlier Saturday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was found fatally shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Charlie R. Weathers had a gunshot wound to the head when officers found him about 12:45 p.m. in the 0-100 block of North Laramie, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.
Weathers, of the 5000 block of West West End Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 p.m., authorities said.
Early Saturday morning, a 20-year-old man was found shot to death in University Village, police said.
Officers responding to the 1000 block of West 14th Place about 2:10 a.m. found a 20-year-old man unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The holiday weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in Wicker Park.
Carlos F. Marino, 34, was sitting on the front porch of a home with two other people in the 1700 block of West Pierce when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities said.
Marino, who lived on the same block as the shooting, was struck in the chest and shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:34 a.m., authorities said.
The most recent nonfatal shootings happened Monday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
A 17-year-old riding his bicycle was shot about 11:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Springfield, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
About the same time, a 22-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt, police said. He reported the shooting to police after taking himself to the hospital, where he was treated in good condition.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Monday evening near the Chicago Police Department’s headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
About 5:25 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the back in the 0-100 block of East 36th Place, police said. The shooting happened less than a block from Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy, located at 3663 S. Wabash. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
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