Chicago violence: 54 shot, 8 fatally, including man killed in CTA Red Line shooting, CPD says

Chicago violence: 54 shot, 8 fatally, including man killed in CTA Red Line shooting, CPD says

CHICAGO — At the least 54 folks had been shot in Chicago over the weekend, half of them in simply 12 hours late Friday and early Saturday.

At the least eight folks died from their wounds, together with a person killed in a drive-by taking pictures in a South Loop parking zone and a rider fatally shot on a Purple Line practice in Chatham on the South Facet.

A lot of the gun violence occurred within the seventh Police District on the South Facet and the eleventh Police District on the West Facet, two areas which have been seeing fewer shootings this 12 months.

At the least 10 folks had been shot within the seventh district, the place shootings are down 22%, although homicides are up 6%, in keeping with police information. One other 10 had been shot within the eleventh district, the place shootings are down 16% and homicides down 14%.

No arrests had been reported in any of the weekend assaults.

Deadly shootings

A 29-year-old man was killed and a 23-year-old man wounded about 3:20 a.m. Saturday in a parking zone within the Loop. The boys had been within the 400–block of South Clark when somebody in a black sedan opened gunfire, police stated. The 29-year-old suffered a number of gunshot wounds and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the place he died. The 23-year-old was shot within the leg and arm and brought to the identical hospital.

About 5 minutes earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot to demise whereas with a bunch of individuals in a Chatham parking zone. The assault occurred about 3:15 a.m. Saturday within the 200-block of West 87th Avenue, police stated. The person was struck within the chest and dropped off at Stroger Hospital, the place he died.

A couple of mile away and an hour earlier, a 29-year-old man was fatally shot on a Purple Line practice close to Chatham. He was on the practice within the 100-block of West 79th Avenue when somebody walked up and shot him about 2:05 am. Saturday, police stated. He was shot within the chest and stomach, and was taken to the College of Chicago Medical Heart, the place he died.

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Later Saturday, about 5:15 a.m., a 30-year-old man was discovered unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the neck within the 4000-block of West Monroe Avenue. He was pronounced useless at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Saturday night, a 41-year-old man was fatally shot whereas standing within the 2600-block of South Tripp Avenue about 1:50 p.m. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, the place he died.

A 43-year-old man was killed early Sunday whereas standing on a sidewalk in East Garfield Park. He was within the 2800-block of West Wilcox Avenue when a person fired gunshots about 12:20 a.m., police stated. He suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, the place he died.

Different assaults

A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy had been wounded in Washington Heights. They had been strolling within the 9100-block of South Carpenter Avenue about 1:25 a.m. Saturday when an individual walked up and shot them, police stated. The 15-year-old was shot within the stomach and the opposite teen was struck within the leg. Each had been taken to Jackson Park Hospital.

About 10:15 p.m. Friday, two 17-year-old boys had been shot within the 3900-block of South King Drive in Douglas. One teen was shot within the buttocks and transported to Stroger Hospital in honest situation, whereas the opposite was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good situation with a gunshot wound to the leg, police stated.

Final weekend, 48 folks had been shot, 5 fatally, throughout Chicago.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

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

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