Chicago sees one of its most violent weekends of the year: 9 killed, 54 wounded. A third of the victims were 17 or younger
Three police districts that border each other on the South Side bore the brunt of the gun violence. Four shootings across the city involved three or more victims.
Chicago saw one of its most violent weekends of the year with more than 60 people shot, including a 3-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl.
In all, 20 of those wounded by gunfire were 17 or younger. Three police districts that border each other on the South Side bore the brunt of the gun violence, accounting for about a third of the shootings.
In the Loop, three people were shot, one fatally. On the Southwest Side, police shot someone they said was armed with a gun. Four shootings across the city involved three or more victims.
By early Monday, the weekend toll stood at nine people killed and 54 wounded, according to police data. It was the most violent two-day weekend in the city since the middle of July when 64 people were shot, according to Sun-Times data.
The deadliest weekend in Chicago this year was over the long Labor Day holiday when 72 people were shot.
Two killed, two wounded in Woodlawn
Two men were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon in Woodlawn.
A group was on the front porch of a home in the 6100 block of South Evans Avenue when a gunman got out of a dark blue Chevy Impala and fired shots about 4:30 p.m., Chicago police said.
A man, 31, was shot multiple times and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. A 19-year-old man also suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.
A 35-year-old man was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. His condition improved, and he was later listed in good condition, police said.
A fourth victim, whose age and condition were unknown, arrived at Provident Hospital of Cook County with gunshot wounds. He was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center. No arrests were made.
Three shot at Bronzeville funeral
Three people were shot at a funeral Saturday afternoon in Bronzeville.
The shooting happened just after noon near Christian Tabernacle Church, 4712 S. Prairie Ave. Paramedics found three men with gunshot wounds, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Merritt.
Police say the men — 35, 29 and 26 — were near the street when a black Cadillac approached and someone inside opened fire. The men were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where police said they were in good condition.
Two men were wounded in shootings within a mile of each other in the Loop as thousands traveled downtown for Mexican Independence Day celebrations.
About 1 a.m. Saturday, a man, 32, got into a fight with another man in the 100 block of South Wacker Drive when someone in a red sedan pulled up and opened fire, according to police. The 32-year-old was shot in his back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said.
About a mile away, a 27-year-old man was walking in the 100 block of East Wacker when a group of people walked up and started to beat him, police said. Someone in the group then pulled out a gun and shot him, according to police.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his head and listed in good condition, police said.
- A 10-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting Friday night in Burnside. The boy was walking with his father and another child when someone inside a red car fired shots about 8:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 93rd Street, police said. His father drove him to the Comer Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said.
- Hours later, a 3 -year-old girl was a passenger in the back seat of a car in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road when gunfire shattered the back window and grazed her head around 11 p.m. Friday, according to Chicago police. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in good condition, officials said.
- Friday afternoon, a boy, 16, was in a car in the 3000 block of West Wellington Avenue when he was shot in his leg, police said. He was taken to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.
- Early Saturday, another 16-year-old boy was dropped off about 12:20 a.m. at Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg, police said. He was listed in good condition.
- A 14-year-old girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition after being shot in the arm in Back of the Yards early Sunday morning, according to police.