8 dead, 47 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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Police say a man was fatally shot in Auburn Gresham Friday night. | NVP News

Eight people were killed and at least 47 more — including a pregnant woman — were wounded in gun violence across Chicago between late Friday afternoon and early Monday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired at 5:08 a.m. in the 900 block of North Massasoit found 41-year-old Frederick Johnson in the driver seat of a car with two gunshot wounds to the chest, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Johnson, of the 5300 block of West Crystal, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:34 a.m.

Less than an hour earlier, a man was shot to death in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

Selton Ellis, 30, was standing near the front counter of a gas station near 72nd Street and South Chicago Avenue at 4:27 a.m. when a male entered and shot him multiple times in the torso, authorities said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 a.m. He lived in the 7300 block of South Greenwood Avenue.

Earlier Sunday on the West Side, a 55-year-old man was killed in an East Garfield Park neighborhood shooting that left two women wounded. Officers responding about 1:30 a.m. to a call of a shots fired in the 700 block of North Ridgeway found two people with gunshot wounds, who said they heard shots and felt pain, police said.

Wondale Collier was shot twice in the chest and a 35-year-old woman was shot in the left leg. Collier, of the 700 block of North Lawndale, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:09 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. The woman’s condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. Another woman, 19, later showed up at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the ankle, police said. She was listed in good condition.

Saturday evening, a 20-year-old man was gunned down in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood. Trayvon Wilson was washing his car about 7:15 p.m. in an alley near his home in the 5800 block of South Maplewood when someone walked up to him and fired shots, authorities said. Wilson, who lived on the same block as the shooting, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 8:41 p.m.

A 67-year-old man died the night after he and two other men were shot in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. The three men were on a corner in the 700 block of West 66th Street about 6:45 p.m. Saturday when someone came out of an alley, fired shots and ran off northbound, police said. Lonnie King was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 9:43 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. He lived in the 8600 block of South Carpenter.

A 50-year-old man was also taken to Stroger Hospital with two gunshot wounds to the buttocks and his condition was stabilized, police said. A 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the left hand and took himself to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where he was in good condition.

Late Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot to death in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. Reginald L. Turner was on the street in the 7700 block of South Sangamon at 10 p.m. when a man shot him in the head, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:17 p.m. Turner lived in the 7700 block of South Peoria.

About an hour before that, a 24-year-old southwest suburban man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding about 9 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 1000 block of North Harding found Brandon J. Nolls lying on the ground with wounds to the back and shoulder. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:38 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 1100 block of South Summit Street in Joliet.

The weekend’s first homicide happened late Friday afternoon in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. Jeremy Clark, 25, was playing dice about 4:30 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 5000 block of South Elizabeth when another male walked up, pulled out a gun and opened fire. The man was shot in the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:11 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 5700 block of South Loomis.

Saturday morning, a pregnant woman was among four people shot in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. About 11:45 a.m., she was outside with another woman and two men on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of West 114th Place when someone walked out of a gangway, opened fire, got into a car and drove off, police said.

The 19-year-old woman, who is three months pregnant, was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with gunshot wounds to the right leg and back, police and fire officials said. A 20-year-old woman shot in the left leg and back was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, as was a 23-year-old man shot in the back. Another man, 20, was listed in good condition at Stroger with a leg wound.

At least 39 more people have been wounded in shootings between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

Additionally, an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy shot two alleged gang members who fired at people in a vehicle Sunday night in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side.

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