52 people shot, 9 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence

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Police investigate a shooting Sunday morning in the 2100 block of West Adams. | Matthew Hendrickson/Sun-Times

Nine people were killed, including the son of a Chicago Police officer, and at least 43 more were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.

Arshell Dennis III, the 19-year-old son of officer Arshell “Chico” Dennis, was gunned down early Sunday on the Southwest Side.

Just after midnight, Dennis was sitting outside near his home in the 2900 block of West 82nd Street with a 20-year-old man when a gunman walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Dennis was shot in the chest and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he died at 12:45 a.m., authorities said. The older man was shot in the arm and chest and taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.

About 9 a.m., a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 6700 block of South Wabash, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet identified him.

Earlier Sunday, a person was found shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers responding at 5:11 a.m. to a call of a person down in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand found the male lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released.

About two hours earlier, a 31-year-old man was fatally shot on the Near West Side.

Alfonso R. Kyles was found on a sidewalk about 3 a.m. just south of the entrance to Touhy-Herbert Park in the 2100 block of West Adams Street, authorities said. Kyles, of the 4900 block of North Humboldt, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 3:13 a.m.

At 2:18 a.m., another 31-year-old man was shot to death in a separate Austin neighborhood attack.

Antonie Johnson, 31, was shot in the back in the 5000 block of West Van Buren, authorities said. Johnson, of the 1900 block of South Homan, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:06 a.m.

Just after 1 p.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was killed and a 10-year-old boy wounded in a shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Yanong Woods was standing outside in the 3800 block of West Madison when a gunman walked up and shot him in the chest, knee and thigh, authorities said. Woods, of the 3100 block of West Huron, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 1:35 p.m. The 10-year-old boy was grazed in the shooting and taken to Stroger in good condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Earlier Saturday, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot while driving in the West Eldson neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Abner Garcia was going south in the 5200 block of South Pulaski about 1:40 a.m. when a van pulled alongside him and someone inside it flashed gang signs, authorities said. The two began arguing until someone in the van opened a door and shot Garcia in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 5:45 a.m., authorities said. Garcia lived in the 5400 block of South Luna.

Late Friday, a double shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood left a 30-year-old man dead on the West Side.

About 11:35 p.m., Louis Carrasquillo and a 26-year-old woman were in a vehicle going east in the 3300 block of West North Avenue and, while they were stopped at a red light, another car pulled up next to them and someone shot them, authorities said. Carrasquillo, of the 4800 block of West Wellington, was shot in the head, and he died at Stroger Hospital at 12:02 a.m. The woman’s condition was stabilized with a leg wound, police said.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 10:15 p.m. Friday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Johnathan L. Stewart, 17, was shot in the chest and right leg during a possible drive-by attack in the 700 block of West 66th Place, authorities said. The boy was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead 15 minutes later. Stewart lived in south suburban Country Club Hills.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened at 4:56 a.m. Monday in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the South Side.

A 20-year-old was shot in the armpit at 4:56 a.m. in the 1600 West 18th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized. Police said the man, a documented gang member, was being uncooperative with investigators and would not give details about the shooting.

Less than an hour earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was found unresponsive about 4 a.m. lying in the street in the first block of North Kilbourn, police said. He had been shot in the head and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

At least 38 more people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between 9 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Monday.

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