CHICAGO (STMW) — Seven people were killed and at least 39 more — including a pregnant woman — have been wounded in gun violence across the city since late Friday afternoon, according to Chicago Police.
The most recent fatal attack happened in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Hot And Sunny For Days To Come
Officers responding to a call of shots fired at 5:08 a.m. in the 900 block of North Massasoit found a man unresponsive in the driver seat of a car with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Chicago Police. He was dead at the scene, according to police, who said his age and identity were unknown Sunday morning.
Earlier Sunday, emergency crews responded at 4:27 a.m. to the shooting near 72nd Street and South Chicago Avenue, where the man had been shot in the chest, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. Additional details were not immediately available.
About 1:30 a.m., a 55-year-old man was killed in an East Garfield Park neighborhood shooting that left two women wounded. He was shot twice in the chest and one woman, 35, was shot in the leg in the 700 block of North Ridgeway, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said. The woman’s condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. Another woman, 19, later showed up at a hospital with an ankle wound and was listed in good condition.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm those deaths.
Saturday evening, a 20-year-old man was gunned down in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood. Trayvon Wilson was washing his car about 7:15 p.m. in an alley near his home in the 5800 block of South Maplewood when someone walked up to him and fired shots, authorities said. Wilson, who lived on the same block as the shooting, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 8:41 p.m.
Late Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot to death in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. Reginald L. Turner was on the street in the 7700 block of South Sangamon at 10 p.m. when a man shot him in the head, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:17 p.m. Turner lived in the 7700 block of South Peoria.READ MORE: Thieves Steal Jeep With Woman Sleeping Inside In Edgewater As Rash Of Chicago Carjackings, Auto Thefts Continues
About an hour before that, a 24-year-old man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding about 9 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 1000 block of North Harding found him lying on the ground with wounds to the back and shoulder. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said.
The weekend’s first homicide happened late Friday afternoon in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. A 25-year-old man was playing dice about 4:30 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 5000 block of South Elizabeth when another male walked up, pulled out a gun and opened fire. The man was shot in the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Neither of those victims’ names have been released.
Saturday morning, a pregnant woman was among four people shot in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. About 11:45 a.m., she was outside with another woman and two men on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of West 114th Place when someone walked out of a gangway, opened fire, got into a car and drove off. police said.
The 19-year-old woman, who is three months pregnant, was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with gunshot wounds to the right leg and back, police and fire officials said. A 20-year-old woman shot in the left leg and back was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, as was a 23-year-old man shot in the back. Another man, 20, was listed in good condition at Stroger with a leg wound.
At least 33 more people have been wounded in shootings since Friday evening.MORE NEWS: Officers Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect In Bronzeville, Police Say
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