Chicago’s violent night: CPD officer killed, another wounded; 2 mass shootings; multiple triple shootings
Both mass shootings took place in Gresham.
In just 10 hours, from Saturday night through early Sunday morning, 41 people were shot and five were killed in Chicago.
That includes the Chicago police officer fatally shot in West Englewood and two mass shootings in Gresham.
It started shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, when four men were wounded in a shooting on the Near West Side; the 41st person shot was a teenage boy wounded just before 5 a.m. in Roseland.
Since then, through 9 p.m. Sunday, another seven people were shot, one fatally.
So far this month, 150 people have been shot, 23 fatally, in gun violence across the city, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.
The first mass shooting was early Sunday at a lounge in the 1800 block of West 87th Street on the Far South Side, police said. Around 2:05 a.m., a 24-year old man started shooting after getting into a verbal fight with a 37-year-old man, police said.
The older man, shot twice in the neck and three times in the back, died at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. He was identified as Stephan Roberts, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The 24-year-old was himself shot eight times and was in critical condition at Christ Hospital Sunday, according to the police, who said at least five others who were at the lounge also were shot.
That included a man, 38, shot once in the abdomen and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition, police said. Also taken to that hospital were a 23-year-old man, grazed in the face and a 37-year-old woman, shot in the back. Their conditions were stabilized, police said.
Also wounded were two men, 56 and 33 years old, who were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park where their conditions were stabilized, according to police.
The 24-year-old was taken into custody, police said.
About an hour earlier and about two miles away, a gunman opened fire following an altercation with two male security guards who wouldn’t let him into a club in the 8300 block of South Halsted Street, police said.
One of the guards, 40, was shot multiple times. The other guard, 42, was shot in the back twice and in his thigh, police said. Both were taken to Christ where the 40-year-old was listed in critical condition and the 42-year-old in serious condition, police said.
At least three other people standing near the altercation were also shot, police said.
Two males, whose ages were unknown, were each shot once in the leg and self-transported to Little Company of Mary for treatment, police said. Their conditions were unknown, police said.
A man, 21, was shot in his chin and was taken to the University of Chicago where his condition was stabilized, police said.
A Chicago police officer was killed and another was seriously wounded in a shooting on the South Side, officials said.
The officers were shot during a traffic stop shortly after 9 p.m. at 63rd Street and Bell Avenue and returned fire, hitting at least one suspect, police said.
Both officers were taken to University of Chicago, where one of them — a woman — was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The other officer was “fighting for his very life” in critical condition, according to First Deputy Eric Carter, who talked to reporters outside the hospital early Sunday.
Just before 12:25 a.m., Sunday, three people were shot while at a gathering outside in the 11400 block of South Throop Street in Morgan Park on the Far South Side, police said.
A man, 39, was shot in his lower back and woman, 24, was shot in her buttocks, police said.
They were both taken to Christ where their conditions were stabilized, police said.
Another man, 24, was grazed in his leg and was treated and released at the scene, police said.
A man was fatally shot in the South Loop on the Near South Side. Just before 2 a.m., the victim, 24, was shot three times in his abdomen in the 2200 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
A person was found shot to death in a vehicle on the Southwest Side. Just before 1:00 a.m., a man, 47, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his torso in the 3000 block of West 38th Street, police said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. He has not been identified.
In the weekend’s most recent fatal shooting, two men were shot, one fatally, Sunday morning in Austin on the West Side.
About 11:40 a.m., the men, 30 and 62, were standing on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Augusta Boulevard, when two people approached them and fired shots, police said.
The 30-year-old was struck in the head and chest, and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He has not yet been identified.
The older man was struck in the buttocks and taken to the same hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Twenty-two others, including two boys, 16 and 17, were shot in attacks across Chicago Saturday night and Sunday morning.