Chicago shootings: 33 shot, 1 killed in weekend gun violence across city, police say

Chicago shootings: 33 shot, 1 killed in weekend gun violence across city, police say

CHICAGO — Chicago shootings have left 33 folks shot, one fatally, over the weekend, police stated.

Seven folks had been shot in downtown Chicago over three hours early Sunday, together with an assault in River North that wounded 4 folks when somebody fired from a automotive on State Road.

The capturing occurred round 1 a.m. within the 400-block of North State Road, the identical block the place two males had been wounded in a drive-by capturing simply two weeks in the past.

The downtown shootings occurred within the 18th police district, the place murders are up 100% and shootings are up 53% from a 12 months in the past. In all, crime is up 71% within the district, together with burglaries, theft, robberies, sexual assaults and motorized vehicle thefts.

In Sunday’s River North capturing, a witness instructed police that somebody in a white sedan opened hearth whereas headed south on State Road, wounding three males and a lady, based on police. A 29-year-old man was hit within the neck, jaw and chest and was taken in essential situation to Northwestern Memorial Hospital; a 40-year-old girl was shot within the leg and knee and was transported to the hospital in truthful situation; a 41-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital in good situation: a 27-year-old man was shot within the foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good situation.

About half an hour later, a lady was shot as she stood subsequent to her automotive within the 600-block of West Scott Road on the Close to North Facet, police stated. The girl, 24, suffered a graze wound to the again of her neck and was taken in good situation to Northwestern.

Round 4:25 a.m., two males had been shot within the first block of West Elm Road on the Close to North Facet, police stated. A 37-year-old man was taken in severe situation to Northwestern and a 39-year-old man was taken to the hospital in truthful situation.

Nobody was in custody is any of the downtown assaults.

Throughout town, at the very least 16 folks had been hit by gunfire within the hours after midnight Sunday, together with a 17-year-old woman shot and critically wounded within the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Facet. Nobody was in custody in these assaults both.

SATURDAY

Two folks had been discovered shot, one fatally, in South Austin on Saturday evening, police stated. A 31-year-old man was shot within the face and was transported to Mt. Sinai, the place he was pronounced useless. The second man, roughly 25 to 30 years outdated, sustained a gunshot wound to the leg, arm and torso and was transported to Mt. Sinai, the place he’s listed in severe situation. Preliminary investigation indicated that there was probably an trade of gun hearth between the 2 people. The incident is underneath investigation and Space 4 detectives are investigating.

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot in Beverly on the Far South Facet Saturday throughout an altercation, based on the Chicago Fireplace Division. The capturing occurred close to 104th and Artesian at round 2:30 a.m., CFD stated. The Chicago Police Division has not confirmed an officer was concerned however stated a 31-year-old man was shot within the again. In keeping with CFD, he was pushed to Christ Medical Middle in Oak Garden in Oak Garden. CPD lists the sufferer in truthful situation. Nobody is in custody.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

(Supply: Solar-Occasions Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Occasions 2021.)

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