3 dead, 19 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Written By SUN-TIMES MEDIA Posted: 06/08/2014, 04:44am

Three people were killed and at least 19 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

The most recent fatal shooting happened on the city’s West Side Saturday night.

Kennyone Pendelton, 36, was shot multiple times in the chest about 9:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Pendelton, of the 1100 block of North Lawler Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said the shooting may be gang-related.

About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 5600 block of South Wabash Avenue found 18-year-old Brian Weekly and a 20-year-old man, both of whom had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were unresponsive in an alley, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Weekly, of the 1400 block of West 79th Street, was dead at the scene, authorities said. The 20-year-old was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said.

Friday night, a 22-year-old woman was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Carnesha Fort was shot multiple times about 10:45 p.m. near her home in the 100 block of North Keeler Avenue, authorities said.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died at 11:25 p.m., authorities said. Police said the shooting may have been domestic-related.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened late Saturday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

A 27-year-old man was walking near 51st and Wood streets just before midnight when someone pulled up in a black vehicle and fired several shots, police said. The man was shot in his leg, and his neck was grazed by a bullet.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

At least 17 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

Additionally, two Chicago Police officers were among four people wounded in a shooting during a traffic stop about 11:25 p.m. Friday on the South Side.

The officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 9300 block of South Wallace Street when a man fired shots at them from the vehicle’s passenger seat, authorities said. The officers shot the man multiple times and shot the woman who had been driving the vehicle once in the shoulder, police said.

One officer, 38, was shot in his knee, and the other, 31, was struck in his bulletproof vest, but it did not pierce his skin, police said.

The man shot by police was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he underwent surgery early Saturday. The officer shot in his knee was in good condition, also at Advocate Christ Medical Center, and the officer struck in his vest was treated and released with a deep bruise to his chest.

The woman was treated for a graze wound at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park and later released to police custody, authorities said.

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