6 killed in Chicago weekend gun violence, 7 teens among 28 others wounded

Four of the seven teenagers were wounded over less than six hours in shootings on the South Side, police said.

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Four people were killed and at least eight others were wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening.

Six people were killed in weekend gun violence in Chicago.

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Six people were killed, and seven teenagers were among 28 others wounded in shootings over the weekend in Chicago.

About a third of the shootings happened in two neighboring police districts on the South Side that cover the neighborhoods of Woodlawn, South Shore, Grand Crossing, Chatham and Auburn Gresham, according to police data.

Shootings and murders are down in those districts, the 3rd and the 6th, but overall crime in both is up from a year ago, 45% in the 3rd and 28% in the 6th.

Fatal attacks

  • A man was struck by a car Friday evening while riding a scooter in South Shore. When he tried to run, he was gunned down by someone in the Hyundai Sonata that hit him, Chicago police said. The attack happened around 6:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of East 71st Street, police said. The man, 22, was struck in his head and in his chest. He died at University of Chicago Medical Center.
  • A 45-year-old man was found shot to death Friday night in Washington Park on the South Side. He was discovered in the grass with a gunshot wound to his chest around 8:20 p.m. in the 600 block of East 60th Street, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead.
  • Early Saturday, two men were shot fatally near the CTA Red Line station in Chinatown. Police said the men were standing on a sidewalk in the first block of West Cermak Road, steps from the Cermak-Chinatown stop, when someone fired shots around 2:15 a.m. One of the men, 30, was shot in his chest and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other man, identified as 40-year-old Luis Delgado, died after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to his face and back, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
  • A person was found shot to death in a car early Sunday in Englewood on the South Side. He was found in the passenger seat of a car with a gunshot wound to the left side of his head about 12:20 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Ada Street, police said, and pronounced dead at the scene.
  • A man was found shot to death Sunday afternoon in the backyard of a West Pullman home on the Far South Side. The man, 28, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body about 1 p.m. in the 12400 block of South Harvard Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other shootings

  • A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in Chicago Lawn — the fourth minor wounded by gunfire in less than six hours on the South Side. About 7:45 p.m., the teen was in the 8400 block of South Parnell Avenue when he was shot in his abdomen and leg, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Another boy, 14, was wounded in a drive-by shooting around 7:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of West 70th Street, police said. He was hit in his side and buttocks and taken to Comer in good condition.
  • On Sunday afternoon, a 14-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting at a home in Gresham, police said. She was shot in her face and taken to Comer in critical condition. Hours earlier, a man with a concealed carry license shot a 13-year-old boy who broke into his car in Bronzeville, police said. The teen was struck in his leg and taken to Comer in an unknown condition.
  • Two male teens were shot while walking about 1 a.m. Monday in the 7000 block of South Normal Ave in Englewood on the South Side. A black SUV pulled up to the pair, and someone inside fired gunshots at the 14- and 18-year-olds, police said. The 14-year-old was hit in his right leg, and the 18-year-old was shot in his left foot. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were listed in good condition. A few hours later, a 15-year-old boy was dropped off at Loretto Hospital on the West Side with a gunshot wound to his right leg. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition. Details of the attack on him are unknown, police said.

At least 21 other people were wounded in shootings between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday across Chicago.

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