Police: 5 killed, 38 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago
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Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and at least 38 more were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said.
The pregnant woman, 19, was gunned down about 6:10 p.m. Sunday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Parasha M. Beard and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a car parked in the 8700 block of South Marquette when another vehicle pulled alongside them and a gunman with dreadlocks opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The woman was shot in the neck, and the man suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Beard was pronounced dead at 6:52 p.m. and the man was listed in critical condition, authorities said. Her home address was unknown. Law enforcement sources said the woman was about eight months pregnant, and that the baby was delivered.
About 4 a.m. Sunday in the Old Town neighborhood, someone walked out of a fast food restaurant in the 100 block of West Division, opened fire on two men, and took off in a Chevrolet Tahoe south on Clark, police said. The men, 20 and 30, were shot in the back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the younger man died, police said. The medical examiner’s office has not released his name. The other man was in serious condition. The block where the shooting occurred was the target of a recent undercover drug investigation, according to a statement from Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd).
Ninety minutes before that, a man was fatally shot in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired at 2:25 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Laflin found 24-year-old Kiev Dobbins dead with multiple gunshot wounds in a gangway, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He lived a block south of where he was found. He was the fifth person shot in the neighborhood since last weekend.
Just before 2 a.m., a 36-year-old man was gunned down in Washington Park on the South Side. A dark-colored SUV pulled up to him in the 5100 block of South Indiana, and a gunman got out and shot him twice. The victim was dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been released.
The weekend’s first homicide happened about midnight Sunday in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Tontriche Weathersby Jr., 20, was at a party in the 5800 block of South Maplewood Avenue when he got into an argument with someone who shot him in the chest, authorities said. Weathersby, of the 2100 block of West 91st Street in Evergreen Park, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m.
The most recent nonfatal attack happened at 1:03 a.m. Monday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 21-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 6600 block of South Claremont when he heard shots and realized he’d been shot in the chest, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
At least 35 more people were wounded in other shootings between about 5:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 a.m. Monday.