9 dead among 57 shot in 4th of July weekend shooting in Chicago – NBC Chicago
Nine people were fatally shot in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend in Chicago. They are among at least 57 people shot dead, according to police.
Last year, 19 people were killed and more than 100 people were gunned down over the July 4 long weekend.
Seeking to prevent a similar outbreak of violence this year, Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown had said ahead of the long weekend that people should expect to see a bigger police presence in their neighborhoods.
In fatal attacks over the weekend, a woman was killed and a gunman was among two others injured in a Friday night shooting in Chinatown, police said.
A man and another gunman were shooting at each other around 10:50 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said. A 24-year-old woman was struck in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died of her injuries.
A second woman, 42, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her hand, police said. It was listed in good condition. One of the gunmen, a 38-year-old man, was shot in the buttocks and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical condition.
Three people were shot, one fatally, in a backyard early Sunday morning in Grand Crossing on the south side.
The attack came during a violent eight-hour span in Chicago in which at least 16 people were shot, two fatally, late Saturday through Sunday morning.
The victims were with several people in the backyard of a home around 5:30 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Harper Avenue when someone approached and fired into the crowd, police said .
A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the body and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Two women, aged 24 and 30, were both shot several times in the body and first went to Jackson Park Hospital before going to the University of Chicago Medical Center, a said the police. The younger woman was stabilized and the older woman was in good condition.
A man was fatally shot Friday in Englewood, on the South Side.
The 31-year-old was outside around 5:45 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Wolcott Avenue when someone approached him and opened fire, police said. He was struck in the arm and head and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Less than an hour earlier, a man had been shot dead in West Garfield Park.
At around 5 p.m., Keishone Roberts, 29, was in the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street when someone approached him and opened fire, police and the City Medical Examiner’s Office said. Cook County. He was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Just after midnight Saturday, a man was shot to death south of Chicago on the Far South Side.
At around 12:20 a.m., the 30-year-old was in the 9000 block of South Escanaba Avenue when he was shot in the head, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.
A man was shot and killed while inside a vehicle early Sunday in Brighton Park in the South West.
At around 3 a.m., the 35-year-old was sitting in the passenger seat as a female driver drove through the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was hit in the neck by gunfire, it said. the police.
The driver then drove about two and a half miles to the 5600 block of South Spaulding Avenue, where she called police, officials said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name has not yet been released.
A man was killed in a shooting Saturday on the South Shore.
At around 4 p.m., he was riding his bike in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when someone shot him from a dark-colored sedan, police said.
The 26-year-old was struck in the head and arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A man was shot and killed while sitting outside a residential building on Sunday morning in West Humboldt Park on the West Side.
The man, 38, was sitting outside the building around 10 a.m. in the 700 block of North Springfield Avenue when he was shot in the chest and head, police said.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
Hours later, a man was shot while walking down Chicago Lawn on the South Side.
The man, believed to be between the ages of 25 and 35, was walking around 12:50 p.m. Sunday in the 6500 block of South Kedzie Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle approached and someone inside got out and opened fire, police said.
He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, police said. He was later pronounced dead, officials said.
Nine people were injured in separate mass shootings over the weekend on the west and south sides.
In the first mass shooting, four people were injured Friday night in West Garfield Park.
Just after 9 p.m., a man walking in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street opened fire, striking several people, police said.
A man, aged around 25, was punched in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.
A woman in her 20s was shot in the leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition, police said.
Another 36-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man were both shot in the back, police said. The couple were transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.
Early Monday, a 17-year-old was among five people injured in a mass shooting in Parkway Gardens, according to Chicago firefighters and police.
Officials responded to a call from several people who were shot at around 12:20 a.m. in the 6500 block of South Martin Luther King Drive, a fire department spokesperson said.
The teenager was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm, Chicago police said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the body; two men, both aged 19, were shot in the leg; and another man, about 25 years old, was shot in the knee.
All five victims were listed in fair condition, police said.
Police say preliminary information indicates the suspect may have been traveling in a black SUV.
A 90-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot dead in North Lawndale on Saturday morning.
The man was found around 10 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Harding Avenue with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.
Detectives were talking to a person of interest.
A 10-year-old child was injured while sitting in his bedroom on Sunday night when bullets were fired through the side of his house in Englewood. The boy was in his room around 10:40 p.m. in the 600 block of West Englewood Avenue when he felt pain, police said.
Investigators determined that several bullets entered through the siding of the house and struck the boy,
The boy was shot in the buttocks and ankle and was taken to Comers Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago in good condition, police said.
A 17-year-old girl was among two people who were shot and injured on Sunday morning in Bronzeville, in the south.
The teenager and a woman were standing outside at around 12:45 a.m. in the 3700 block of South Langley Avenue when someone began shooting, hitting them both, police said.
The girl was struck once in the arm and the 42-year-old woman was shot in the foot, officials said. They went to the University of Chicago Medical Center and were both in fair condition.
A witness told officers the shooter may have been traveling in a car.
Hours later, a man was shot dead during an argument after a traffic accident in Rosemoor in the far south.
The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. in the 10300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when the driver of a vehicle struck the man’s vehicle, police said.
The man, 45, left his car to exchange information with the driver of the vehicle that struck when an argument between the two began, police said. The driver of the hitting vehicle then opened fire, hitting the man in the neck, officials said.
He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.
Hours later, a man was shot dead after confronting a person trying to break into his car on Sunday morning in Burnside on the South Side.
At around 5:30 a.m., the man was confronted by someone attempting to break into his car in the 9300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the body, police said.
The 38-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.
A man was shot dead during an attempted robbery early Monday in Streeterville on the Near North Side.
The 39-year-old man was shot at around 1:50 a.m. in the 400 block of East Erie Street, police said.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. It was listed in good condition.
Preliminary information indicates that the suspect was attempting to rob the man.
Hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was returning home at around 9:50 p.m. Sunday in the 4200 block of West Grenshaw Street when someone approached and demanded his belongings at gunpoint, reports said. the police.
The boy refused and the suspect fired three shots before fleeing on a black ATV, officials said.
The boy suffered a scratch on his finger and was treated and released at the scene, police said.
At least 27 other people have been injured in citywide shootings since 5 p.m. Friday.
Last weekend, six people were killed and at least 27 others were injured in Chicago.