45 shot, 2 fatally, in Easter weekend violence
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Two men were killed and at least 43 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the Easter holiday weekend.
Most recently, a man was shot to death at 2:39 a.m. Monday near a CTA Red Line station on the South Side. The 33-year-old victim was arguing with another male in the street in the 200 block of West Garfield, when the male took out a handgun and fired multiple shots, according to Chicago Police.
Police initially said the shooting happened on the platform of the Garfield Station, but then later said the two men were instructed to leave CTA property by a CTA employee. They walked west on Garfield before the suspect opened fire. The man was shot in the head and chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 3:53 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His identity has not been released. Police said a 33-year-old man was in custody Monday evening and charges were pending in connection with the shooting.
At 2:27 a.m. Sunday, 23-year-old Tywan Anderson and a 19-year-old man were shot by another male while they were standing outside in the 1300 block of South Fairfield in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said. Anderson, whose home address was not known, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:57 a.m. The 19-year-old was shot in the left hand and also taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized.
The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happened about 12:25 a.m. Monday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 40-year-old woman was standing with a group of people in a vacant lot in the 300 block of South Kilbourn when she heard shots and felt pain, police said. She suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Less than an hour earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was driving at 11:27 p.m. Sunday eastbound in the 2300 block of West 58th Street when a gray car pulled alongside his vehicle and someone inside fired shots, striking him in both legs, police said. The man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
At least 40 other people were wounded in citywide shootings between 4 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday. At least 24 of those victims were shot between 5 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Easter Sunday. Follow violence across the city throughout the weekend with the Chicago Sun-Times shooting tracker.
Last weekend, seven men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago.