39 shot — 4 fatally — in weekend gun violence
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At least 39 people were wounded and four were killed in weekend shootings across Chicago.
Five women and a 15-year-old boy were among the wounded over the weekend, which began 5 p.m. Friday and ended 5 a.m. Monday.
The last fatal shooting happened about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Bronzeville on the South Side. Gregory Smith, 26, and an 18-year-old woman were standing outside in the 4400 block of South Prairie when someone in a passing vehicle shot at them, according to Chicago Police. Smith was struck in his chest and died at a hospital. He lived in the same block as the shooting.
The woman was shot in her leg and buttocks, and was stabilized, according to police. Area Central detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.
Sunday’s second fatal shooting happened in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Two men were shot about 6 p.m. in the 11900 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to police. Terrance Day, 21, was shot in his chest and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He lived in West Pullman.
A 26-year-old was shot in his thigh and was taken to the same hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.
Saturday’s last fatal shooting happened about 6:10 p.m. in Englewood on the South Side. Lashawn C. Haynes, 40, was shot in the 5500 block of South Shields, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Witnesses told police he was walking down the street when a black or gray SUV drove by and a passenger in the front seat fired five to six shots, striking him once in the head.
Haynes was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived in Dolton.
Another shooting Saturday killed a man and wounded four others, including a 15-year-old boy, in Bronzeville.
The shooting happened about 12:10 a.m. in the 100 block of East 51st Street, police said. The five people were standing on a sidewalk when someone in a gray vehicle shot at them. The ages of the men wounded ranged from 15 to 50.
Another shooting Saturday wounded a 19-year-old woman in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.
The woman was a passenger in a vehicle about 11:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Drexel Avenue when someone shot at her from behind a tree, police said. She was taken with a gunshot wound in her leg to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
Other shootings over the weekend wounded 31 people.
Last weekend, 55 people were shot, 10 of them fatally.