2 dead, 15 wounded in city shootings
CHICAGO — Two men have died and least 15 people have been wounded in shootings since Saturday afternoon in Chicago, police said.
A 33-year-old man who was shot early Sunday along with another man in the Pilsen neighborhood has died, police said. Police initially listed his age as 23.
The shooting happened at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, when two men aged 22 and 33 were critically wounded in Pilsen. Police initially listed the 22-year-old man’s age as 24. They were driving in the 1100 block of West 18th Street when someone left the alley and opened fire.
Both men were shot in the head. The 22-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital and the 33-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name was not being made public yet.
The other fatal shooting occurred at noon Saturday in Bronzeville, police said.
A 25-year-old man was shot three times in the 700 block of East 47th Street, then taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not being made public yet.
According to authorities, the shooter called police after the incident and said he had shot someone who was trying to break in to his residence.
After investigating, police believe instead that the gunman knew the man he had shot, and the two had been fighting.
A man who lives in the same block as the shooting has been charged with murder in connection with the incident and is expected to appear in court Sunday.
At about 6:35 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man showed up at Rush University Medical Center were to be treated for a gunshot wound to the knee. The man told authorities he was shot in the 2800 block of West Flournoy Street in the city’s Lawndale neighoborhood. Police initially said the shooting took place in the 2600 block of West Haddon Avenue. His condition at Rush has stabilized, police said.
At 5:50 a.m. Sunday, a man and a woman were shot in Uptown, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic. Initially police said the victims were male.
The 33-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were seated in a parked vehicle in the 1000 block of West Wilson Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and an assailant exited, fired shots toward their car and hit them before fleeing, Sedevic said. The man suffered two gunshot wounds to his shoulder and the woman was shot in her buttocks, said Sedevic. Both were recovering at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where the man’s condition was fair while the woman’s had stabilized.
The gunman fled in the same vehicle he’d gotten out of and no arrests have been made.
Also at 5:50 a.m., a 22-year-old woman was shot in Lawndale, Sedevic said.
She was in the 3900 block of West Polk Street when she heard shots and realized she had been shot in the back. She drove herself to Mount Sinai Hospital.
At 4:22 a.m., a 28-year-old man was critically wounded in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.
He was in the 9600 block of South Morgan Street when he was shot in the abdomen, Gaines said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
At 4:20 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in Englewood, police said.
He was on the sidewalk in the 5800 block of South Laflin Street when a dark vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots. He was hit in the shoulder and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition. Police initially said the incident occurred in the 5900 block of South Ashland Avenue.
At 4 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in Roseland, Gaines said.
He was in the 11400 block of South Yale Avenue when someone approached from behind and shot him in the back, Gaines said.
He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.
At 1:15 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot multiple times in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
He was outside in the 3800 block of West Maypole Avenue when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot, according to Gaines.
He was struck in the foot, hip, leg and toe and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.
Multiple other shootings happened Saturday:
At about 9 p.m. Saturday, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, police said.
He told police he was near the intersection of South Emerald Avenue and West 98th Street when he was shot in the hand and arm, Gaines said. He took himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital. Police did not immediately have information on his condition or the circumstances of the shooting.
At 7:05 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was critically injured in an attack in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The boy was in the 2700 block of East 79th Street at 7:05 p.m. when he was shot in the chest, said Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago police spokeswoman. Police initially said the shooting occurred on the 2700 block of East 80th Street.
A Red Chevrolet Tahoe was driving north when someone inside the vehicle opened fire, hitting the boy, police said. The boy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
At 6:45 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood, Greer said.
He was outside in the 3700 block of South Wells Street when someone walked up and shot him in both legs and the scrotum, police said. He went to Mercy Hospital and then was transferred to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
At 1:50 p.m., a 37-year-old man was shot in the Stony Island Park neighborhood, Greer said.
He was in the 1700 block of West 85th Street when a white Ford Fusion drove by and someone outside shot him in the back. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in fair condition.
About 12:18 p.m. in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, a 36-year-old man was shot in the knee in the 1300 block of East 75th Street.
The man went to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
— by Rosemary Regina Sobol, Megan Crepeau and Deanese Williams-Harris, Chicago Tribune reporters.