A violent Saturday leaves 7 dead
Four shootings — two of them double homicides — and a stabbing left 7 people dead Saturday, authorities said.
The killings brought the number of homicides in 2013 to 40.
In what appeared to be the last homicide of the day, a 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed about 11:50 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The stabbing happened during a domestic argument in the 2500 block of East 73rd Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Willie Wilson of the 2500 block of East 73rd Street, was found unresponsive on the scene. He was pronounced dead there at 11:55 p.m. with a stab wound to the chest.
Less than two hours earlier, about 10:05 p.m., a 38-year-old man was killed in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, making him the sixth person shot dead Saturday, police said.
The man, identified as Norman Stokes, of the 6700 block of S. Aberdeen Street, died on the scene, in a vacant building in the 7000 block of South Carpenter Street, Gaines said.
Earlier, in the second double homicide of the day, a 16-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were gunned down about 5 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway and found the two lying dead outside on the ground, according to the police.
The Cook County medical examiner identified the two as Dimitri Buford, 32, of the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street in Chicago, and Antonio Fenner, 16, of the 4400 block of of W. 15th Street in Chicago.
No one has been arrested.
Police had the crime scene near Genevieve Melody Elementary School taped off at least one block to the north, east and west, while neighbors milled about to get a better look.
On West Van Buren Street, a body could be seen lying in the roadway, near the curb and a bus stop.
A man who only identified himself as the teen victim’s uncle said the boy, whose family lived nearby, had simply gone to run an errand.
“He was just going to the store,” the man said. “They just killed him just like that.”
Later, the man paced back and forth on the sidewalk, shaking his head in disbelief.
“He goes to school and everything,” he said to a police officer.
By Adam Sege, Dawn Rhodes and Rosemary Regina Sobol Tribune reporters