Two men were killed and at least 19 people wounded in shootings in Chicago on Saturday and early Sunday, including a 12-year-old boy. Two women were shot outside Mount Sinai Hospital while waiting for news on a relative who was shot earlier in the day.
The boy was critically injured and a 23-year-old man was wounded when a male shooter fired into a crowd around 9:20 p.m. Saturday in the West Side’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
They were on a sidewalk in an apartment complex in the 3300 block of West Madison Street when the shooter fired a gun after arguing with a female.
The boy was taken to Stroger in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and the man was stabilized at the same hospital with a wound in the arm.
Another two people were shot at the same apartment complex several hours later, according to police.
In that shooting, the men, 22 and 24, were coming out of a building in the complex on Madison when they heard gunfire and felt pain around 2 a.m. Sunday.
The 24-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with wounds to the chest and pelvis. The 22-year-old was shot in the buttocks and stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.
The later shooting happened across the street from the earlier shooting in the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza apartments.
Earlier, two 35-year-old women were shot around 8 p.m. Saturday during a drive-by outside Mount Sinai Hospital in the 2700 block of West Ogden Avenue on the West Side.
The assailants were inside a dark-colored car that pulled up and began firing — hitting both women in the lower body area, police said.
Their conditions at Mount Sinai were not known immediately.
At least two other gunshot victims, including a 25-year-old man shot and critically wounded in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt Road, were taken to Mount Sinai earlier Saturday.
That man’s aunt, Amanda Morris, 47, was among the crowd of people who relocated to the hospital’s main entrance after the women were shot.
She and about 20 other family members were waiting outside the hospital for several hours because her nephew was shot earlier in the day at the Roosevelt Road address, she said.
The hospital would not let her group inside, so the people stood on the sidewalk along Ogden Avenue, Morris said.
While the nephew was undergoing surgery, a car pulled up and began shooting into the group, she said.
“Nothing but gunfire,” she said. “No words or nothing. They just pulled up and started shooting.”
One of the women who was shot is the sister of the man who was taken there after the earlier shooting, Morris said.
“We are still standing outside the hospital waiting to find out what’s going on with our families and loved ones,” Morris said. “What kind of city do we live in?”
Earl Wilson, 56, said he was walking toward the hospital to pick up his cousin when he heard about 15 gunshots.
He was standing outside the hospital’s main entrance, which appeared to be on lockdown, with about 30 other people.
“They are not letting anyone inside,” he said.
In the city’s most recent homicide, a man, between 45 and 55 years old, was shot in the chest and killed around 4:55 a.m. Sunday in the 8700 block of South Halsted Street in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. No further information about the shooting was immediately available.
Earlier, a man, whose age was not given, was shot to death around 3:30 a.m. in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
The man was found on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of South Hoyne Avenue with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In other shootings:
- A 33-year-old man was shot in the hip in the 4800 block of West Washington Boulevard about 4 a.m. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition was good.
- A 28-year-old man was shot in both legs by a male shooter who approached on foot around 2:50 a.m. Sunday while standing on a sidewalk in the 13500 block of South Avenue N in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Southeast Side. He was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital.
- A 29-year-old man was shot in the leg around 2:15 a.m. Sunday while walking on the sidewalk in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He went to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was stabilized.
- Around 1:55 a.m., a 35-year-old man was grazed in the hand and leg when he was standing on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was stabilized at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
- Sometime between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. a 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 1400 block of West Estes Avenue. He took a private vehicle to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was in serious condition.
- A 29-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was shot in the neck and back around 12:25 a.m. in the 900 block of West 94th Street in the Brainerd neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. His condition was not released.
- A 33-year-old woman was shot in the right foot about 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the 5800 block of South May Street. She was injured during a domestic incident and declined to be taken to a hospital.
- Shortly after 3:10 p.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in the Homan Square neighborhood in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt Road on the West Side, police said. The man was riding a bicycle when a dark vehicle pulled into a nearby parking lot and someone opened fire in his direction. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
- A 37-year-old man was shot in the 7300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in the South Side’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood about 2:50 p.m., police said. The man suffered a wound to the left leg and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
- On the South Side, two men were shot about 1:20 p.m. in the first block of West Garfield Boulevard in the Englewood neighborhood. A 64-year-old man suffered a wound to the leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. The second man, 30, was shot in the torso and the upper arm. He took himself to Provident Hospital of Cook County, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
- A 26-year-old man was shot in the hand around 1:10 p.m. on the 5800 block of West Division Street in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
- A 33-year-old man was shot in the shoulder around 5 a.m. Saturday when a person in a silver sedan opened fire at him in the first block of West 109th Street in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The man went to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said.