3 killed, 16-year-old boy among 24 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago
In one of the fatal attacks, a man was shot Saturday morning while standing on the porch of his friend’s house in Palmer Square on the Northwest Side.
Three people were killed and a 16-year-old boy was among 24 others wounded by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend.
- A man was fatally shot Saturday morning while standing on the porch of his friend’s house in Palmer Square on the Northwest Side, police said. Suraj Mahadeva, 26, was found with a gunshot wound to his head by his friend who heard a loud sound about 3:25 a.m. in the 2100 block of North Albany Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
- Saturday afternoon, a man was fatally shot in West Pullman on the Far South Side. Ralph Williams, 44, was sitting in a car in the 300 block of West 119th Street when two people approached and one of them shot into the car, about 12:10 p.m., police said. He struck in the back and transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
- A man was found fatally shot Sunday afternoon in South Shore on the Far South Side. The man, 40, was found shot to death about 3:35 p.m. near a gangway of a residence in the 7500 block of South Yates Boulevard, police said. The man, who hasn’t been identified yet, was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
- A 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in Gresham on the South Side. The teen was sitting in a car in the 8600 block of South Loomis Boulevard when someone in another car opened fire about 6:12 p.m., police said. He was struck in the back and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was stabilized.
- A few hours earlier, two people were wounded, one critically, in a drive-by shooting in Oakland on the South Side. About 2:30 p.m., the man and woman were standing in the 1000 block of East 43rd Street when someone fired shots, police said. A 45-year-old man was hit in the arm, leg and torso and was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center. A woman, 64, was shot in the leg and was taken to the same hospital, where she was stabilized.
At least 21 others were wounded in shootings across the city from Friday 5 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.
Last weekend, nine people were killed and 23 others were wounded by gunfire across the city.
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