Chicago shooting: 54 shot, 7 killed in July 4 weekend violence since Friday night, CPD says

CHICAGO — At least 54 people were shot, seven fatally, in shootings over the July 4 weekend across the city, Chicago police said.

In fatal attacks over the weekend, a woman was killed and a gunman was among two others injured in a Friday night shooting in Chinatown, Chicago police said.

A man and another gunman were shooting at each other around 10:50 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said. A 24-year-old woman was struck in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died of her injuries.

A second woman, 42, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her hand, police said. It was listed in good condition. One of the gunmen, a 38-year-old man, was shot in the buttocks and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

Boy, 10, injured in bedroom after gunshots outside Englewood home

Three people were shot, one fatally, in a backyard early Sunday morning in Grand Crossing on the south side.

The attack came during a violent eight-hour span in Chicago in which at least 16 people were shot, two fatally, late Saturday through Sunday morning.

The victims were with several people in the backyard of a home around 5:30 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Harper Avenue when someone approached and fired into the crowd, police said .

5 injured at Parkway Gardens

A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the body and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Two women, aged 24 and 30, were both shot several times in the body and first went to Jackson Park Hospital before going to the University of Chicago Medical Center, a said the police. The younger woman was stabilized and the older woman was in good condition.

A man was shot and killed Friday in Englewood, on the South Side.

The 26-year-old was outside around 5:45 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Wolcott Avenue when someone approached him and opened fire, police said. He was struck in the arm and head and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Less than an hour earlier, a man had been shot dead in West Garfield Park.

At around 5 p.m., Keishone Roberts, 29, was in the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street when someone approached him and opened fire, police and the City Medical Examiner’s Office said. Cook County. He was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Just after midnight Saturday, a man was shot to death south of Chicago on the Far South Side.

At around 12:20 p.m., the 30-year-old was in the 9000 block of South Escanaba Avenue when he was shot in the head, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

A man was shot and killed while inside a vehicle early Sunday in Brighton Park in the South West.

At around 3 a.m., the 35-year-old was sitting in the passenger seat as a female driver drove through the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was hit in the neck by gunfire, it said. the police.

The driver then drove about two and a half miles to the 5600 block of South Spaulding Avenue, where she called police, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name has not yet been released.

A man was killed in a shooting Saturday on the South Shore.

At around 4 p.m., he was riding his bike in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when someone shot him from a dark-colored sedan, police said.

The 26-year-old was struck in the head and arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A man was shot and killed while sitting outside a residential building on Sunday morning in West Humboldt Park on the West Side.

The man, 38, was sitting outside the building around 10 a.m. in the 700 block of North Springfield Avenue when he was shot in the chest and head, police said .

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Hours later, a man was shot while walking down Chicago Lawn on the South Side.

The man, believed to be between 25 and 35, was walking around 12:50 p.m. Sunday in the 6500 block of South Kedzie Avenue when a dark colored vehicle approached and someone inside got out and opened fire, police said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, police said. He was later pronounced dead, officials said.

In non-fatal attacks, four people were injured in a Friday night shooting at West Garfield Park.

Just after 9 p.m., a man walking in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street opened fire, striking several people, police said.

A man, aged around 25, was punched in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

A woman in her 20s was shot in the leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition, police said.

Another 36-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man were both shot in the back, police said. The couple were transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 90-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot dead in North Lawndale on Saturday morning.

The man was found around 10 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Harding Avenue with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Detectives were talking to a person of interest.

A 17-year-old girl was among two people who were shot and injured on Sunday morning in Bronzeville, in the south.

The teenager and a woman were standing outside at around 12:45 a.m. in the 3700 block of South Langley Avenue when someone opened fire, hitting them both, police said.

The girl was struck once in the arm and the 42-year-old woman was shot in the foot, officials said. They went to the University of Chicago Medical Center and were both listed in fair condition.

A witness told officers the shooter may have been traveling in a car, authorities said.

Hours later, a man was shot dead during an argument after a traffic accident in Rosemoor in the far south.

The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. in the 10300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when the driver of a vehicle struck the man’s vehicle, police said.

The man, 45, left his car to exchange information with the driver of the vehicle that struck when an argument between the two began, police said. The driver of the hitting vehicle then opened fire, hitting the man in the neck, officials said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

Hours later, a man was shot dead after confronting a person trying to break into his car on Sunday morning in Burnside on the South Side.

At around 5:30 a.m., the man was confronted by someone trying to break into his car in the 9300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the body, police said.

The 38-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

On Sunday evening, a 10-year-old boy was injured in his bedroom after shots were fired at an Englewood home in the 600 block of West Englewood Avenue around 10.40pm, police said. He was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

On Monday morning, a shooting at Parkway Gardens left five people injured.
Last weekend24 people were shot, five fatally.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)


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