CHICAGO (CBS) — The Humboldt Park community on Chicago’s West Side has seen a rash of shootings this weekend, which altogether had left two people dead and 10 injured as of early Sunday evening.
In the first deadly incident, a man was killed and a woman was critically wounded in a shooting at 9:13 p.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of West Division Street near Kedzie Avenue. The man, 24, and the woman, 25, were attacked by two to three assailants, police said.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Shot In West Garfield Park
On Sunday night, a memorial for the man – Gyovanni Arzuaga – was mounted at the site where the murder happened, reading, “Happy Father’s Day,” and “Rest in peace, Gyo.” The young father was shot dead at point blank range in the Saturday night incident.
Video from Facebook Live Saturday night shows Puerto Rican pride celebrations flooding the street around 9 p.m. The caravans followed the Puerto Rican People’s Parade hours earlier. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot were at that parade during the day Saturday.
But the spillover later in the night turned into a shootout. Cars went by, and people were seen gathering around a vehicle at Division Street and Spaulding Avenue. Shots rang out, people scattered, and then a man pulled out a gun and shot two people outside the sport-utility vehicle. The video showed him firing the rapid shots and then running away.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Critically Wounded, Among 2 Shot In Belmont Heights Online Sale Meetup
Arzuaga lay on the ground, later dying of a gunshot wound to the head at AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.
A GoFundMe page said the other victim was his Arzuaga’s children’s mother, Yasmin Perez. She was shot in the neck and was left in critical condition at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
At 1:38 a.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man was driving a Jeep in the 3100 block of West Augusta Boulevard when someone in another vehicle pulled up alongside the Jeep and shot him in the head. Another man drove the victim to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead.
In a notable non-fatal incident at 12:56 a.m. Sunday, a 28-year-old woman was shot after a minor traffic accident in the 1200 block of North Kedzie Avenue, and a 33-year-old man who was believed to be a passerby was also wounded. The woman was shot in the head and was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, while the man was shot in the back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.MORE NEWS: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
In other incidents in Humboldt Park since 5 p.m. Friday: