11 shot, 3 fatally on South, West Sides

A teenaged boy and two men were shot and killed in three separate shootings Friday night and Saturday morning, according to authorities.

At least eight others were also shot overnight on the South and West Sides.

The  first shooting happened at 7:24 p.m. on the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, said Chicago police news affairs officer Daniel O’Brien.

The victim was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene, O’Brien said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said the victim was in his late teens.

No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigate the fatal shooting, O’Brien said.

At about 8:05 p.m., another shooting happened in the South Austin neighborhood. The shooting happened on the 200 block of North Mayfield Avenue, said O’Brien.

A 40-year-old man was shot in the head and was taken in critical condition to Loyola University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, O’Brien said. Someone ran up to the man and shot him before fleeing on foot, police said.

The third homicide of the night happened about 3:50 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Iowa Street, police said. A man was found dead there with a gunshot wound.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. Someone shot him in the 5400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue about 9 p.m., Greer said. The boy was walking with a few other people in the Cragin neighborhood when someone approached on foot and shot him.

In addition to those shootings, two 18-year-old men were shot in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The shootings happened on the 5800 block of South Laflin Street at 10:20 p.m., according to Police news affairs officer Hector Alfaro. One of the men sustained a gunshot wound to his left calf and the other was shot in the hip, Alfaro said. Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where their conditions had stabilized.

At about 10:50 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot on the 12000 block of South Perry in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The man was standing outside when a light-colored SUV drove up and shot the man in the back and abdomen, police said. The man was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

Then in the Lawndale neighborhood three people were shot on the 1200 block of South Kolin Avenue, police said. The shooting happened at 11:25 p.m., police said. No other details were immediately available.

Police found three guns near a garbage can in an alley near the crime scene: two described by police as Tec-9 or similar-styled handguns and one AK-47-styled gun with wood components.

Residents nearby described the gunfire as rapid and loud.

A 38-year-old man, 38-year-old woman and 27-year-old woman were shot outside. A van, still running, sat in the alley west of Kolin Avenue and south of Roosevelt Road.

About 3:35 a.m., a 20-year-old man showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. Greer said he was a passenger in a car near Division Street and Pulaski Road when another car pulled up and its occupants threw gang signs and shouted gang slogans before someone fired at the 20-year-old. He’s in stable condition at the hospital.

Check back for more information.

By Peter Nickeas and

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

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10 comments

    • Enrique

      126 recorded homicides since May 15th in Chicago gangland. There’s been a few more since then. I’m going to guess approximately 130 total.

    • kirby1414

      Call King Rahm – - He'll say that killings and shootings are down…and Chi is getting safer by the minute…
      Guess he doesn't watch the news or read the paper or look on-line – - Oh, well, he's busy – getting his ring kissed by all of his faithful $$$$ followers…

  • sharong4

    They always say the Westside is the best side, let's not catch up with the Southside. We are more friendly and respectable. Let the Westside be the lowest man on the totem pole. We are already in the hole, according to society. Let's plug that hole.

  • maddmen24

    how can people stay around chaos.and live like nothing going on….thats crazy..something is in the water.food. or something ..i would neva visit chicago.until the people get some sence to stand up for there community.

  • tricia bleskin

    since leaving chicago 30 yrs ago i have had a recurring nightmare tat if i return to chicago even for a visit i would die there. now i know why. i am ashamed to say chicago is my hometown because the people there are stupid and selfish. all this shooting for no freaking reason but greed. good luck to the few good people left there as for the gangbangers hurry up and kill each other off and leave the innocent alone

  • Anonymous

    I must admit, I'm angry beyond my limits with this constant violence.
    What angers me even more, is knowing that politicians in this area will deny deny deny that anything needs to change. Average law abiding citizens are sitting ducks, and even our own administration feels that gun control will work for places like these.
    I say…..no.
    I think that citizens should be allowed to defend themselves from random attackers. If a person isn't unarmed: the chances of these worldstar fueled attacks and muggings would diminish practically overnight.
    As the irresponsible teens and adults are slaughtered in the masses because of their stupidity and willingness to assault random people: us law abiding citizens of this fine country can defend against threats.
    We can stop filling the crowded prisons over stupid crap, and start filling the cemetaries with unmarked plots for the criminals who continue to perpetuate this foolishness.

    Of course this would never happen, as Chicago is as safe as Bartlett and nobody needs a gun or anything else to defend themselves. Police are all Chicagoans will ever need.

    • windy m Pearson

      I have to wonder why you think police are all Chicago will ever need. As Chicago has gone through and continues to pay off victims families for corruption within the police department. What Chicago needs is people that are willing to take back their streets. Stand Up to corruption, on every level that would include in the pulpit, in their homes, city, county and state government. We have allow organization to determine what is best for our families, our neighborhoods they sit at the table making decisions that effect the lives and lively hood of the people with little or no imput from the people as they fight over Pennys. (Small Grant Dollar's) money that usually end up going to the same well connected organizations that have been TOM'S for some political organization or preacher for years. What Chicago needs is Educated voters and people that are feed up with bull sh__..

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