At least three people have died and 22 others, including a 14-year-old boy, have been wounded by gunfire across the city since Friday, officials said.
In the most recent incident, a 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his head around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
The man was found inside of a residence on the block and was pronounced dead at the scene, Alfaro said. The man’s death is still under investigation.
Early Saturday morning, one man was killed and three others were injured in a shooting in West Garfield Park. The four men were inside a car in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street about 3 a.m. when they were shot, police said.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the face. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Four men inside a car in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street were shot around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning. (WGN-TV)
A 23-year-old man was shot in his upper back and was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
Another 23-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to leg. He was also listed in critical condition.
A 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Police did not immediately have details surrounding the shooting but said no one was in custody.
The other fatal shooting occurred hours earlier when a 20-year-old man was shot in his head about 9:20 p.m. Friday in South Deering, police said.
The man was walking on the sidewalk with another man in the 10600 block of South Yates Avenue when a gunman approached on foot and opened fire, Alfaro said.
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The man was hit in his head and right arm and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The medical examiner’s office was withholding the man’s identity until family have been notified, officials said.
In the latest shooting, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a gang-related shooting in the 2500 block of West Cortland Street in the Logan Square neighborhood around 3:36 a.m. Sunday, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.
The boy was a passenger in a dark-colored Honda when another car drove up and two attackers inside started shouting gang slogans and fired shots, Pacheco said.
The boy was wounded in the left leg and was transported to Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
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One minute earlier, a man, in his 20s, was shot in his forearm in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood around 3:25 a.m. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. No other details were immediately available, Alfaro said.
In other shootings:
• A 17-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to her head in a shooting in 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood around 2:30 a.m., Alfaro said. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where she is listed in good condition.
• A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition after being wounded in a shooting in the 3300 block of West Diversey Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood around 12:55 a.m., Alfaro said.
The boy and a 19-year-old woman, who was also wounded, sat in passenger seats in a car at a stop light when a green van pulled up behind. An attacker stepped out of the van and fired shots.
The boy was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition, Alfaro said.
The woman was wounded in the right side of her torso and in her right thigh. She was also taken to Illinois Masonic where she stabilized.
• Around 9:23 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the head in the 5400 block of South Talman Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, Pacheco said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he is listed in serious condition. No other details were immediately available.
• A 27-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 4200 block of West Wabansia Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood around 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Alfaro said.
The man was sitting in a passenger seat inside of a car when “several males” fired shots from the sidewalk, Alfaro said. He was shot in the lower back and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital. He is listed in stable condition, Alfaro said.
• Around 3:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the 10500 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Fernwood neighborhood, Alfaro said.
The man was walking in the street when he was wounded in the leg. He self-transported to Provident Hospital of Cook County where he is now in good condition, Alfaro said.
• In the Little Village neighborhood, about 2:40 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was in good condition.
• Also in Little Village, a 22-year-old man walked into Saint Anthony’s Hospital after being shot in the back around 6:55 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of North Washtenaw Avenue, police said.
No one was in custody and Area Central was investigating.
• A 19-year-old man was shot about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said citing preliminary information. The teen was shot in his neck in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
• About an hour earlier, two men were shot in Greektown on the Near West Side, police said. The men, both 24 years-old, were shot in the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard about 3:20 a.m., police said.
One man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the other was taken to Stroger Hospital. Both were treated for gunshot wounds to the leg, police said.
Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.
• About 11:30 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the Uptown neighborhood. The man was standing in an alleyway in the 4400 block of North Clifton Avenue when two men approached and began shooting, Alfaro said.
The man was shot in his hand, upper leg and shoulder and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Alfaro said. The man was listed in good condition.
• Minutes earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the Galewood neighborhood on the West Side.
The teen was standing in the 1700 block of North McVicker Avenue about 11:10 p.m. when he heard gunfire and felt pain, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Officer Amina Greer.
An acquaintance took the teen to West Suburban Medical Center where he was treated for a graze wound to his lower left leg, Greer said.
• At 9:50 p.m., a man walked into Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound, police said.
The 26-year-old man told police the shooting happened in the 2100 block of South Paulina Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said.The man was sitting in a park car when someone inside a passing dark-colored SUV opened fire.
The man drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for a graze wound to his leg.
• At about 5 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot about the 13100 block of Langley Avennue, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.
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The boy was shot in the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, Sweeney said.
• A 35-year-old man was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened at 2:35 p.m. on the 4700 block of South Honore Street, Sweeney said.
The man was in an alley when a male approached and fired, Sweeney said. The suspect fled in a vehicle. The victim was shot in the arm and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition, Sweeney said.
• A 16-year-old girl was injured after being shot Friday morning in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The shooting happened at 9:15 a.m. in an alley on the 9500 block of South Princeton Avenue, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a police spokeswoman. The girl was hit in the right arm, the buttocks and the abdomen, said Pacheco.
The victim was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Pacheco said.