8 killed, 39 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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Chicago Police investigate in the 1300 block of West Hastings, where gunfire rang out during a birthday party, leaving a 43-year-old man dead and a 40-year-old woman injured early Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Eight people were killed and at least 39 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.

A 25-year-old man was driving a black SUV, stopped at a red light on Western Avenue at Division Street, when a dark-colored car pulled alongside his vehicle and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The rear driver’s side window of the SUV was shattered in the shooting and multiple bullet holes lined the driver’s side of the vehicle, an officer at the scene said. The SUV pulled forward and crashed into a traffic light in the northeast corner of the intersection.

The man was shot in the head, but three female passengers in the SUV were not injured, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Less than five minutes earlier, a man was shot to death in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers responding about 2:25 a.m. to a call of a person shot in the 3200 block of West Walnut found the man lying on the sidewalk, police said. The man, thought to be in his 30s, had suffered gunshot wounds to the head and back and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not confirm either fatality early Monday.

Early Sunday, a man was killed and a woman injured when a birthday party attended by more than 100 people was interrupted by gunfire in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.

About 2:20 a.m., 43-year-old Everick Coleman and a 40-year-old woman were at the gathering in the 1300 block of West Hastings when someone opened fire, authorities said.

Coleman was shot in the head and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:42 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the 2400 block of West Madison.

The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm and back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

About the same time, a 17-year-old boy was gunned down in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Corey Buckner and a 41-year-old man were outside in the 300 block of East 130th Street when they heard gunfire and realized they’d been hit, authorities said. They were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where Buckner died of a gunshot wound to the head at 7:57 a.m. He lived in the 13200 block of South Eberhart.

The older man was also shot, though it wasn’t clear where on the body where he was hit. His condition stabilized, police said. A person was arrested after the shooting and charges were pending Sunday evening.

About 11 p.m. Saturday, a man was killed in a Pilsen neighborhood drive-by shooting.

Victor Alvarado, 26, was walking in the 1900 block of South May when someone opened fire from a silver car, striking him multiple times, authorities said. Alvarado, of the 2500 block of West 40th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 12:38 a.m. Sunday.

Earlier Saturday on the Far South Side, someone shot 29-year-old Luis Marin several times in the head about 4:25 a.m. in the 11600 block of South Torrence, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:05 a.m., authorities said. His home address was unknown. Police said the attack stemmed from a domestic dispute and home invasion that happened in the 10700 block of South Avenue N.

An hour before that, a 32-year-old man was shot to death on the Near North Side.

Maurice Selvy was outside with a 33-year-old man in the 800 block of North Cambridge about 3 a.m. when someone opened fire, authorities said. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Selvy died at 3:11 a.m. of gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen. He lived a block north of the shooting scene.

The older man was shot in the torso and listed in good condition. Police said he was uncooperative with detectives.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side.

Miguel Bahena, 18, was walking in the 2100 block of West Devon Avenue when a gunman in a gray hoodie and light blue pants shot him in the chest, authorities said. Bahena, of the 5600 block of North Campbell, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:37 a.m.

The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happened at 4:17 a.m. Monday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 26-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the right hip, police said. He was listed in good condition. The man told investigators the shooting happened in the 3800 block of South Homan. Additional information was not immediately available as Area Central detectives investigate.

At least 35 more people were shot across Chicago between 7 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Monday.

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