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7 killed, 22 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

A 17-year-old boy was killed, and three people were hurt in a single shooting in Chatham.

Shootings across Chicago over the weekend left six dead and 29 wounded.
Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot and killed, Aug. 24, 2019, in the 9500 block of South University.
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At least 29 people were wounded — seven fatally — in citywide shootings over the weekend.

On Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was shot to death in Chatham on the South Side.

About 3:33 a.m., Dontevion Gates was among a group of 30 to 40 people who were gathered in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue when shots rang out from an unknown direction, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Gates was hit in the neck and back, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. A man and two women were also wounded in the shooting.

Gates’ uncle, Cornell Rhodes, wrote on Facebook that his heart is heavy with sadness.

Dontevion Gates | GoFundMe
Dontevion Gates
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“My nephew was taken from us it’s just a somber feeling right now,” Rhodes said. “I’m hurting more for his siblings and his mother (my sister) more than anything. No parent should have to bury their child... Truly gone too soon. Rest up Tae Tae.”

Later that day, two men were wounded, one fatally, in Garfield Park on the West Side.

About 9:25 p.m., the two men, 33 and 41, where standing outside in the 3200 block of West Congress Parkway when a group of men walked towards them and at least one of them opened fire, police said.

The younger man was struck in the chest and rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The older man was struck in the leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition.

On Saturday, a man was killed in a drive-by in Bronzeville on the South Side.

About 6:40 p.m., the 27-year-old was inside a vehicle in the 200 block of East 41st Street when a black SUV following from behind drove up beside him and someone inside opened fire, police said. The SUV then fled westbound.

The man was struck multiple times and rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition but later died, police said.

A couple hours earlier, a man was fatally wounded in another drive-by in Garfield Park on the West Side.

Keyontae Hodges was standing on the sidewalk about 4:40 p.m., in the 3700 block of West Ohio Street when a passing silver-colored Infiniti fired shots in his direction, authorities said.

He was struck multiple times, and rushed to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

About 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, a 43-year-old man was shot dead in a road rage incident in Lawndale on the Southwest Side.

Marquist Boyd began arguing with a 22-year-old man following a traffic incident in the Lawndale neighborhood, according to authorities.

Boyd, 43, was allegedly armed with a baseball bat and, sometime during the altercation, the 22-year-old pulled out a handgun and shot him in the head, authorities said.

The incident happened about 9:44 a.m. on Aug. 24 in the 2200 block of South Kirkland Avenue, police said.

Boyd was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead the next day at 5:12 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the same block where he was shot.

Saturday’s earliest reported gun violence incident claimed the life of a man in Pullman on the South Side.

Donald Ruben was walking in an alley just after midnight in the 9500 block of South University Avenue when he was shot in the head, authorities said. The 60-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A witness told detectives they saw an unknown number of people running down the alley after the gunfire, police said.

Friday, a shooting left one man dead and a woman critically wounded in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

The pair were approached by someone with a gun about 8:15 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Iowa Street. The person fired several shots, striking 34-year-old Neal David Sumrell seven times and the woman three times, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Both were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where Sumrell was pronounced dead, authorities said. The 28-year-old woman — struck once each in the chest, back and arm — was listed in critical condition.

Police said no arrests have been made. Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

At least 17 others were shot across Chicago from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Last weekend, shootings within city limits killed three people and wounded 24 others.

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