13-year-old killed, 3-year-old shot in latest round of gun violence

A teenage boy is dead, a 3-year-old boy is in critical condition and ten others injured in shootings in Chicago since Friday afternoon.

According to police, the boy was out with his mother and another man around 10:15 p.m. Friday on the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

A group of people approached and  someone in the group opened fire, hitting the boy.

Police say the area has an ongoing gang conflict but it’s not clear if its related to this shooting.

Earlier in the evening, police and ambulances were called to the intersection of Lexington and California in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood for a mass shooting.

Police say a 13-year-old Samuel Walker was killed and six others were injured when someone opened fire on a group of people, mostly teens.

Three 14-year-olds males, a 15-year-old male, and a 21-year-old male were all taken to the hospital.

A 25-year-old man was treated at the scene.

Walker died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

Police say the incident appears to be gang related and Walker was a documented gang member.

 

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13 comments

  • A Bloody Start

    Another bloody start to a weekend in Chicago.
    Maybe Mr. Mayor needs to have another meeting about the bloodshed?

  • msmoet21

    This right here is crazy!!!! I cant believe this!!! It breaks my heart that this young man has lost his life in such a violent way. When will this end these kids want 2 grow up and live a full life!!!!

  • mbarney

    The mayor and the police can t do anything about this violence and these shootings, most of these shooting are done by these ignorant fools we got he with these guns that these fools carry around, put the guns down.

  • shurniece

    Wow!! Has Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream turned nightmare??? Wake up Black People!! To much blood was shedd for the advance of our people! The tragic loss of valuable lives of our young people is a loss our future and a loss to humanity!!

  • James madison

    Where are you quinn. Does this 13 yo. Not get votes for you so you dont need to comment
    Jesse. Hello. Where are you no way to make money off this black boy. So no outrage from you

  • shady

    People need to realize that the city liberal government do not care about black on black killings in Chicago cause if they did they would put resources in place to combat the killings and the shooting in the black communities in Chicago, CPD knows what going on the communities but fail to put officers where they are needed. The Mayor do not want to combat the gang problem in Chicago because he don’t know how, he thinks it’s a gun problem and not a gang problem and as long as he keeps thinking that way Chicago will see more of the same.

  • Robert Kelley

    Alright now maybe we can stop some of this BULLSH__T gun battles in the streets between gangs of thugs, and the killing of innocent people especially children, its about time law-abiding citizen who live in very violent area’s get a chance to defend themselves, yesterday 7/26/2014 a 13 year old boy was killed and a 3 year old boy was shot in the latest round of gun violence overnight in the city of chicago, According to police, the boy was out with his mother and another man around 10:15 p.m. Friday on the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood, when A group of people approached and someone in the group opened fire, hitting the boy, now if the public would have been carrying these hoodilums would not have gotten away, one of two things would have went down that afternoon, either the group of hoodilums would have laid down their weapons and given themselves up, or the group of hoodilums would have been caught in a cross-fire and wounded or kill by law-abiding citizens of the city of chicago, Police say the incident appears to be gang related, and police say that 13 year old Samuel Walker was a documented gang member. Why try to take away the guns from law abiding citizens when you will never be able to take the guns away from criminals and gangs. Now with this ban lifted maybe the communities of the United States can finally do something about these MURDERERS!. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream turned into a nightmare??? Wake up People!! – GET OUT YOUR GUNS AND GET RID OF THE GANGS!.
    LETS TAKE BACK OUR FREEDOM TO WALK IN PUBLIC WITHOUT THE FEAR OF DEATH!.

  • John Westgate

    Where is Obama, Sharpton and Jackson???? They should be there fighting against these senseless killings……..oh, the victims are black, so they don’t care, no race card to play.


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