5 dead, 25 hurt in Chicago weekend gun violence

At least three people were killed and four others hurt in a shooting spree that stretched from the South Side to Evanston.

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Chicago Police Supt. David Brown speaks to reporters on Howard near Western after a gunman went on a shooting spree before police killed the man during a shootout in the area, Saturday night, Jan. 9, 2020.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown speaks to reporters on Howard near Western after a gunman went on a shooting spree before police killed the man during a shootout in the area, Saturday night, Jan. 9, 2021.

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At least five people were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend.

By Sunday morning, the weekend was nearly as deadly as the entire previous weekend, when six died and 24 others were hurt.

Shooting spree kills at least 3

At least three people were killed and four others hurt in a shooting spree that stretched from the South Side of Chicago to Evanston. Police said Jason Nightengale was killed in a shootout with police Saturday evening after he took a hostage at an Evanston IHOP.

Police said he was responsible for these shootings:

Chicago and Evanston police investigate at IHOP at 100 Asbury Ave. in Evanston, Saturday night, Jan. 9, 2020.

Chicago and Evanston police investigate at IHOP at 100 Asbury Ave. in Evanston, Saturday night, Jan. 9, 2020.

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Double homicide in East Garfield Park

Saturday night, a man and a woman were fatally shot in East Garfield Park, police said. They were traveling in a vehicle about 8:30 p.m. in in the 3000 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone in a passing dark-blue BMW fired shots, police said. The man, 21, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, police said. The woman was shot in the head and died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released their names.

Nonfatal shootings

In other weekend shootings, three people were wounded early Sunday in Albany Park on the Northwest Side. A woman and two men were sitting in a parked car about 1:10 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Sunnyside Avenue when a gunman fired shots from an alley, police said. The 32-year-old woman was shot in the head and back and taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition. Two other men were shot, one of them critically.

Minutes earlier, two people were arrested after a man was shot while traveling inside a party bus about 1 a.m. Sunday in Near West Side. The 27-year-old was shot in the hip in the 2700 block of West Van Buren Street, police said. His condition stabilized.

Saturday shootings

About 10 p.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in Park Manor on the South Side. He was walking in the 7000 block of South King Drive when a male shot him in the hand after trying to rob him, police said. He was listed in fair condition.

About 8:40 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood. He was standing in a gangway in 1200 block of South Komensky Avenue when someone fired shots from a black sedan, police said. The teen was struck in the back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

At least 15 other people were shot in Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

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