33 people shot, 6 fatally, in Chicago weekend gun violence

All but four shooting victims this weekend were wounded on the South and West sides.

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Chicago police work the scene where two people were shot, one of them fatally, in the 1600 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, in the Douglas Park neighborhood, Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Chicago police work the scene where two people were shot, one of them fatally, in the 1600 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, in the Douglas Park neighborhood, Sunday, June 5, 2022.

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Six people were shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend that also saw 27 others wounded, including two young girls, ages 3 and 6.

Nearly all of the shooting victims this weekend were wounded on the South and West sides. Three people were shot on the North Side in North Center and Old Town, while one person was shot on the Southwest Side in Brighton Park.

More than a quarter of victims were shot in the 10th police district that covers Lawndale on the West Side, the area of the city that also had the most victims over Memorial Day weekend, which was the most violent in five years.

A Chicago police officer was hospitalized after exchanging gunfire in Englewood on Sunday with a man who was also shot. Officers followed a car that pulled into an alley in the 6900 block of South Sangamon Street, where a man got out and shot at police, authorities said.

An officer was shot in the torso and arm and rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious-but-stable condition, police said. He was the third officer shot in Chicago in the last week. The suspect was shot and hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Homicides

  • Early Monday, a man was shot to death inside a car in North Park. Officers responding to gunfire in the 3400 block of West Catalpa Avenue found the man unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the face around 4 a.m., police said. The man, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Sunday night, a man was killed and two others wounded after a gunman shot them on a porch in South Deering on the Far South Side. They were shot around 9 p.m. in the 10300 block of South Calhoun Avenue, police said. A man, 40, was shot and killed. A woman and a third person were listed in good condition.
  • Around the same time, a 67-year-old man was killed and another man critically wounded in Douglas Park. They were shot on a porch in the 1600 block of South Washtenaw Avenue by someone in a black sedan, police said.
  • Hours later, a man was killed and another wounded in a fight in Little Village. A group was fighting in the 3900 block of West 26th Street around 11 p.m. when someone opened fire, striking two men, police said. Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Ramirez, 30, was shot and killed, authorities said.
  • Also Sunday, a man was killed while walking in West Garfield Park. The 26-year-old was shot around 10 p.m. in the 100 block of North Kenton Avenue when a group of people exited a vehicle and opened fire. He was shot 11 times and died at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Saturday afternoon, a man was shot to death in Homan Square on the West Side. The man, 41, was in the back of a home at 1:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Grenshaw Street when someone fired shots, police said. He was shot in the back and died at the scene.

Children wounded

  • A 3-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet inside a home early Monday in Longwood Manor on the South Side. Two gunmen shot into the house in the 9800 block of South Throop Street, grazing her in the buttocks. She was hospitalized in good condition.
  • Saturday afternoon, a 6-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in Calumet Heights. She was in the backyard of a home at 4 p.m. in the 9100 block of South Paxton Avenue when the bullet grazed her thigh, police said. She was in good condition.
  • A 14-year-old boy was among two people wounded in a shooting early Saturday in Old Town on the Near North Side. The teen was with a 23-year-old man in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when they were struck by gunfire. The man told officers that two people were arguing nearby when one began shooting, police said.

The Sun-Times counts weekend shootings between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

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