“BLACK LIVES MATTER” ONLY SOMETIMES
Chicago police and paramedics stand around a man wounded in a shooting Friday, May 15, 2015, at 60th and LaSalle streets in Englewood. (Eric Clark for the Chicago Tribune)
By Quinn Ford and Rosemary Regina Sobol
Man shot to death on Near West Side
81-year-old woman shot on South Side porch while taking break from attending daughter’s wake
One man was killed and at least 20 others, including an 81-year-old woman, were wounded in shootings across the city’s South and West sides since Friday afternoon.
The fatal shooting happened about midnight in the city’s University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.
Police found a 24-year-old man fatally shot in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street. Officers found the man lying on a sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his chest and shoulder, police said.
Further details were not immediately available. Following the shooting, police taped off a portion of the sidewalk on the quiet, leafy block as detectives investigated the scene. The man’s body lay just inside a wood hut that contained a dumpster. Neighbors stood in front of two-story row houses along the block and watched.
Hours earlier, an 81-year-old woman and her 34-year-old grandson were injured in a shooting in the city’s Gresham neighborhood.The man was later identified as Ronnie Montgomery, of the 700 block of West Marquette Road in Englewood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The two were sitting on a porch in the 7800 block of South Carpenter Street about 5 p.m. Friday, taking a break from attending the wake of the woman’s daughter when a gunman in a passing SUV fired shots, hitting them both, police said.
Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.
In other shootings:
About 2:55 a.m. Saturday, police said a 24-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were shot by another male while standing in the 8800 block of South Princeton Avenue in the West Chatham neighborhood. The 24-year-old is in good condition after being taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the left forearm, police said. The 21-year-old, with an ankle wound, walked into St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center and is also in good condition.• About 5:25 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood. The teen was walking in the 1700 block of North Western Avenue when she heard gunfire and felt pain. The woman was hit in the upper right shoulder. She was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where her condition stabilized, police said.
• Early Saturday, a 29-year-old man walked into Rush Medical Center after he was shot in East Garfield Park, police said. The man told police he was walking in the 100 block of South California Avenue about 1:20 a.m. Saturday when he heard gunshots and felt pain. The man transported himself to Rush Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his right buttocks, police said.
• Two men were wounded, one critically, in a drive-by shooting about 1 a.m. Saturday in Homan Square. The two — ages 22 and 23 — were standing in the 3600 block of West Polk Street when a gunman inside a passing dark-colored sedan opened fire. The 22-year-old was shot in his head. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said. The 23-year-old man was grazed by a bullet that hit his left thigh. He later walked into Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for his wound.
• About 12:15 a.m. Saturday, a 58-year-old woman was shot in the leg in Armour Square on the South Side. The woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 200 block of West 38th Place when she heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was treated for a gunshot wound to her right calf. Her condition stabilized as of early Saturday.
• About the same time, two people were shot in South Austin. A 24-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were in the 100 block of South Leamington Avenue when a gunman stepped out of an SUV and fired shots. Both were shot in the right foot. They were taken to West Suburban Medical Center, where their conditions were stabilized.
• About 10:50 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was shot in his head in the Park Manor neighborhood. Police said he was standing outside in the 7400 block of South Wentworth Avenue when he heard gunfire and felt pain. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, and as of early Saturday, he was listed in critical condition.
• A 25-year-old man walked into the University of Chicago Medical Center after he had been shot in the lower back about 10:40 p.m. Friday, police said. He told police he was standing in the 6700 block of South Cornell Drive in Jackson Park when he heard gunshots and felt pain. Police did not immediately have further details about the shooting.
• About 9:50 p.m. Friday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 11900 block of South Wallace Street in West Pullman. The man was standing on the sidewalk when someone fired shots from a nearby alleyway, hitting the man in his ankle, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.
• About 7:30 p.m. Friday, two men were shot in West Englewood. The two were inside two separate vehicles “involved in an altercation” in the 7200 block of South Bell Avenue, police said. Shots were fired, and the two men — ages 24 and 28 — were both hit, police said. The 24-year-old man was shot in his right arm and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition stabilized. The 28-year-old man was shot in his leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition also stabilized, police said.
• About 3:25 p.m. Friday in the city’s East Chatham neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman. The victim told police he’d been walking in the 900 block of East 82nd Street when he heard shots and felt pain, Sweeney said. He was taken in good condition to Stroger hospital.
• At about 1:55 p.m. Friday, three men were shot in the 6000 block of South Wentworth Avenue in Englewood, Sweeney said. A 22-year-old man was shot in the head and leg, and a 19-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder, said Sweeney, adding both their conditions had stabilized at Stroger Hospital.
Sweeney, clarifying earlier information, said the third man, 21, who suffered a graze wound to the leg, was also shot but declined to be taken to a hospital.
Paramedics were called to 60th Street and LaSalle Avenue, where the 22-year-old and 19-year-old were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department.