A person was shot by police Friday night near Berenice and Cicero avenues. (Network Video Productions)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -
Eleven people were killed and at least 60 others have been wounded in holiday weekend shootings across the city since Thursday night.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Monday when a man was shot several times in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The 24-year-old man was shot in the back, right arm, chest and eye in the 8400 block of South Buffalo Avenue about 2:20 a.m., police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:33 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
His name was not released early Monday pending notification of relatives. Police said the victim is a documented gang member.
A woman was shot to death in a vacant parking lot early Monday in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The 44-year-old was leaning against a vehicle in the 10900 block of South Throop Street when shots were fired about 12:30 a.m., police said.
She was struck in the left arm and side and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m., authorities said. Her name was not released Monday morning.
On Sunday night, a man was fatally shot in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Just after 9 p.m., 23-year-old Shiquille Salter was shot several times in the chest while standing on the corner in the 300 block of West 116th Street, police said.
Salter, who lived in the same block where he was shot, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 9:54 p.m., authorities said.
One man was killed and another was wounded during a shooting Sunday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
The two men were sitting in a car in the 5200 block of West Lake Street when someone walked up and opened fire, police said.
Donald Ray, 21, was shot in the head and taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m., authorities said.
The other man, 19, was shot in the upper right thigh and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.
Early Sunday, a man was shot to death in the Uptown neighborhood.
Kezon Lamb, 19, was sitting in a vehicle with a female in the 4400 block of North Malden Street about 12:20 a.m. when a gunman walked up and fired shots, authorities said.
Lamb, of the 4100 block of West 127th Street in Alsip, was shot in the back and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m., authorities said.
Police said the female who was also sitting in the vehicle was hit by glass but was not shot.
Saturday night, a man was fatally shot one block from his home in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Anthony Hobson, 25, was riding a bike in the 10400 block of South Normal Avenue about 11:35 p.m. when a silver sedan drove by and someone inside fired shots, authorities said.
Hobson, of the 10500 block of South Normal Avenue, was shot in the head and shoulder and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:07 a.m., authorities said. Police said he is a documented gang member.
An 18-year-old man died Saturday night after he was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood.
Shaquille Ross was found unresponsive in the street in the 6500 block of South Seeley Avenue about 4:30 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the upper torso and neck, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Ross, of the 200 block of West 95th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m., authorities said. Police said he was a documented gang member.
Another man was fatally shot Saturday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Deandre Brown, 23, was in the 8700 block of South Houston Avenue about 10:20 a.m. when he was shot in the leg and abdomen, authorities said.
Brown, of the 9000 block of South Mackinaw Avenue, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:38 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
Earlier Saturday morning, a man was fatally shot in a Walgreens parking lot in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Joel Bentley, 30, was in the parking lot on the southwest corner of West 63rd Street and South Austin Avenue just before 1 a.m. when he was shot in the abdomen, authorities said.
Bentley, of the 5000 block of South Keating Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 5:46 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
An early Friday shooting claimed the lives of two men in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
At 2:37 a.m., two men were standing outside in the 2000 block of West 63rd Street when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking both of them, police said.
Corey Hudson, 34, of the 6000 block of South Bell Avenue, was dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.
The other man, Robert Cotton, 35, of the 9800 block of South Mozart Street in Evergreen Park, was taken to Stroger where he later died at 4:47 a.m. Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Monday morning on the Near West Side.
A 32-year-old man was arguing with another male in the 300 block of South Halsted Street about 3:25 a.m. when he started to walk away and the other male shot him in the buttocks, police said.
Police said the man walked to a nearby Blue Line station, then was taken in “stable” condition to a John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
At least 57 other people have been wounded in citywide shootings throughout the weekend. No one has been charged in connection with any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.
Monday afternoon, Mayor Emanuel released a statement on the violence:
The number of shootings and murders that took place over the holiday weekend is simply unacceptable, and points out that we still have work to do. The solution does not just include policing – although we’ll continue to look for ways to put more police where they’re needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves and our neighbors. This violence is unacceptable wherever it occurs in our city and all of us need to take a stand. The only way we will meet this challenge to our future is to join with one another and create a partnership for peace.