6 Dead, At Least 10 Injured in Chicago Weekend Shootings
The city’s first deadly shooting occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the 5100 block of West Belmont, police said. A 46-year-old man was driving a truck when a suspect inside a black SUV fired shots at him. The victim was taken to Community First Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest where he was pronounced dead, police said. No arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon.
At approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, two women and a man were walking in the 3600 block of South Indiana when an unknown person fired shots, striking all three victims, police said. A 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 22-year-old woman was shot in the foot, and went to Mercy Hospital in good condition. The third victim, an 18-year-old woman, suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back, and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in stable condition, according to police.
In the city’s third fatal shooting of the weekend, a 29-year-old man was shot while standing on a street at approximately 11:24 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of South LaSalle. The victim was unresponsive at the scene, and pronounced dead. Police said the unknown suspect fired shots from inside a silver SUV.
In the 500 block of North Lawler at approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, a 28-year-old man was discovered on the sidewalk unresponsive following a ShotSpotter alert, Chicago police confirmed. The victim, who had been shot twice, was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
At approximately 2:34 a.m. on Saturday in the 8300 block of South Peoria, a 23-year-old man was shot while sitting in the driver side of his parked vehicle, Chicago police said. Another vehicle reportedly pulled alongside it, and someone inside fired shots, striking the victim multiple times in the head and body, according to police. First responders transported the victim to St. Bernard hospital where he died. So far, no arrests have been made.
In the 1800 block of South Keeler at approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday, a 30-year-old man was shot multiple times while exiting a vehicle, Chicago police said. The victim collapsed in the street, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died. No one was in custody as of Saturday afternoon.
Here are the rest of the weekend’s shootings:
- At approximately 6:27 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Mozart, a 19-year-old man and 21-year-old man were shot during an argument with an unknown male, police said. The older victim suffered a graze wound to the head, while the 19-year-old victim suffered two gunshot wounds to the abdomen, as well as the arm and back, police said. Both victims were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where they were listed in stable condition.
- A 15-year-old boy was shot while walking at approximately 12:47 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Marquette, police said. The victim was shot by an unknown occupant inside a gold Chevy Caprice, and suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
- In the 3900 block of West Jackson at approximately 1:25 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg while sitting in his vehicle, police said. A second victim, a 33-year-old man, was standing nearby and shot in the chest. Police said the older victim may have been caught in the gunfire. Both victims were listed in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
- A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg while sitting in a parked vehicle at approximately 2 a.m. in the 2300 block of South Oakley, police said. Paramedics took the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was reported to be stabilized.
- Two men, 23 and 24 years old, were shot while standing in a backyard of a home in the 7500 block of South Sangamon at approximately 2:07 a.m., according to Chicago police. Officials reported that an unknown offender emerged from an alley, and fired shots. Both victims were shot in the leg, and went to the University of Chicago Medical Center in stable condition.