CHICAGO (STMW) — Four men were killed and at least 62 other people, including three children, were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Two children, 8-year-old Corey Bondurant and 5-year-old Taniyah Williams, were playing with fireworks outside in the 5500 block of South Hermitage in the West Englewood neighborhood about 11 p.m. when someone on the street started shooting, according to relatives and Chicago Police.
The boy was shot in the right leg and the girl was shot in the left leg, police said. They were both taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. The children, who are cousins, are expected to survive.
A 30-year-old woman and 19-year-old man who were also wounded in the shooting later showed up at University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. They were each shot in the left leg and listed in good condition.
Police said the shooting appeared to be gang-related.
An 11-year-old boy was also injured in a shooting Monday night on the Lower West Side. The boy was sitting on the porch of a home in the 2000 block of South Western about 9:30 p.m. when he suffered an injury to his right arm that he thought was caused by an errant firework, police said. He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital, where it was discovered that his wound was actually caused by gunfire. He was listed in good condition.
The most recent fatal attack happened early Tuesday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
A 34-year-old man was standing outside in the 1100 block of North Ridgeway talking to two women who were sitting in a parked vehicle at 1:35 a.m. when he got into an argument with a pair of males in the street, police said. One of the males then opened fire.
The man was shot in the head and was dead at the scene, police said.
A 29-year-old woman was shot in the right shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, according to police. The other woman, 31, was shot in the right hand and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
About 9:20 p.m. Monday, a man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood. Officers responding to a call of a traffic crash with injuries in the 6900 block of South Clyde found the man — thought to be in his 30s — lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not confirm the deaths early Tuesday.
About 10:50 p.m. Sunday, officers responding to a call of a person down in the 2200 block of South Lawndale found a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to police.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, in a lot across the street from Paderewski Elementary Learning Academy in the Little Village neighborhood. The man was thought to be in his 20s, but the medical examiner’s office was still working to identify him Monday night.
Early Saturday, a man was killed and another wounded in an East Garfield Park neighborhood shooting on the West Side.
Hector Badillo Jr., 31, was standing outside an auto repair shop about 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of North California Avenue when a gunman came out of an alley and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.
Badillo, of the 400 block of North Trumbull, was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene at 3:41 a.m., authorities said. Family members said his father owned the repair shop.
A 44-year-old man sitting in a car nearby was shot in the left leg, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.
At least 54 more people have been shot in separate attacks across the city since about 5 p.m. Friday. Additionally, police say a man fatally stabbed his brother in self-defense early Saturday on the South Side.
At least 63 people were shot over the Fourth of July weekend in 2015, leaving 10 dead.
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