14-year-old among 6 killed, 19 injured in violent start to Halloween weekend
CHICAGO – Between Friday evening and Saturday morning, six people were killed in shootings across Chicago.
At least 19 others were wounded.
A 14-year-old boy died after he was shot in the torso in the South Austin neighborhood.
Police say he was standing on the street in the 500 block of South Central Avenue when someone in a dark-colored sedan started firing shots.
The shooting happened just before 1:30 a.m.
His mother tells the Chicago Tribune he was outside helping his father move out of his apartment.
A man and a woman were shot to death while sitting inside a parked car at a gas station in the Back of the Yards.
The shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. at the Clark station near Garfield and Damen.
Police say a man walked up to the car and started shooting.
Both victims were 30 years old. The man, Brian Fields, made headlines in March when he was shot while streaming on Facebook Live.
Friends say the woman, Chiquita Ford, had plans to move out of Chicago with her children because of the violence.
Three people were injured in a shooting in Lakeview early Saturday.
A man and a woman were both shot in the calf, another man was shot in the foot.
The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. near Oakdale and Sheffield.
According to Police, officers nearby heard the gunshots then spotted 22-year-old Ricky Smothers with a gun in his hand.
Smothers faces numerous charges including felony assault of a police officer, aggravated battery with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor illegal ammunition possession.