6 killed by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend; 12-year-old girl among 21 wounded

A man trying to rob a South Shore grocery store exchanged gunfire with a store clerk, police say. Both men died.

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El Barakah Supermarket in the South Shore neighborhood, photographed on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022.

The El Barakah Supermarket in the South Shore neighborhood, where a robbery suspect and a store clerk fatally shot each other on Friday night.

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Six people were killed and 21 were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.

• A robber and a clerk who tried to stop him were both killed Friday night inside a South Shore neighborhood grocery store. Police say Nicholas Williams walked into the El Barakah Supermarket near 73rd Street and Coles Avenue shortly after 6:20 p.m. and showed a handgun.  Williams, 24, shot Ali Hasan, a 63-year-old worker at the store, in the chest and back, authorities said. Hasan — who had a firearm owner’s identification card and a concealed carry license — pulled a gun from his waistband and fired back, hitting Williams in the chest.  The younger man, who lived in the neighborhood, ran from the store but collapsed about a block away and died, authorities said. Hasan, a Palestinian immigrant who lived in Berwyn, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

  • On Saturday, a man died after being shot in Chicago Lawn. The man, believed to be in his 40s, was dropped off about 9 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to his neck and died a short time later, police said. The shooting occurred in the 6300 block of South Fairfield Avenue.
  • Early Sunday, a man was fatally shot on the Near West Side. Officers in the 2200 block of West Walnut Street heard gunshots about 2:40 a.m and saw someone fire at a man, then get into a gray car and drive off, police said. The man, who was shot in his back, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • A man was shot to death Sunday afternoon in Archer Heights on the Southwest Side. The man, 29, was shot in his arms about 4:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
  • Sunday night, a man was fatally shot while driving on the Near West Side. The 49-year-old was traveling west about 10:50 p.m. in the 1900 block of West Fulton Avenue when people in two cars opened gunfire, striking him in his left armpit, police said. He crashed his car into a bus stop. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he died.
  • Less than two hours later, a person was fatally shot in a South Austin drive-by on the West Side. He was on the sidewalk in the 200 block of South Laramie Avenue when he was shot in his face and leg about 6 p.m., police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
  • Two men were wounded around 2:10 a.m. Saturday while standing in the 2300 block of South Damen Avenue, police said. One man, 19, was hit in his leg and hip; the other man, 22, was grazed in his hip. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were listed in good condition.
  • Sunday morning, a 12-year-old girl was shot in her neck while walking in the 8900 block of South Chicago Avenue when someone in a dark-colored car fired at her. She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 17-year-old boy was shot Saturday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The teen was walking in the 5300 block of West Harrison Street when he was approached by someone who fired shots about 6:30 p.m., police said. He was struck in his groin and taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition.
  • A 15-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Sunday evening in the 4900 block of South Indiana Avenue. He was shot in his right leg about 6 p.m., police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

At least 16 other people were wounded in gun violence across Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

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