Chicago shootings: 59 shot, 5 fatally in weekend violence

Sun-Times Media Wire – Monday, August 24, 2020

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CHICAGO — Five people were killed and 54 others, including three teenage boys, were injured in shootings across Chicago this weekend.

The shootings occurred from 6 p.m. Friday evening to 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Surging summer gun violence has prompted activists to call for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to declare a state of emergency and have the National Guard deployed to the city.

Last weekend saw 64 people shot across Chicago, seven of them fatally. A 12-year-old boy and six teenagers were among those wounded.

Fatal shootings

The latest fatal attack this weekend killed a 27-year-old man Sunday in Lawndale on the West Side. Martin Coleman was shot in the chest and pelvis during an argument about 6:20 a.m. in the 1800-block of South Komensky Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A shooting Saturday killed one man and wounded another in Little Village on the Southwest Side. They were shot about 7:22 a.m. in the 2500-block of South Trumbull Avenue, officials said. Esteban Campos Jr., 43, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. The other man, 30, took himself to Stroger Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm.

About two hours earlier, another shooting left a man dead in Austin on the West Side. Devon Nelson, 31, was found unresponsive outside with a gunshot wound to the head about 5 a.m. in the 100-block of North Mayfield Avenue, officials said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead.

A man was shot to death and another was critically wounded about three hours before that in South Chicago. They were at a gathering at 2:04 a.m. on a porch in the 8500-block of South Burley Avenue when a male got out of a vehicle and shot at them, officials said. Antione Rose, 33, was shot in the head and abdomen and died at the scene. The other man, 32, was hit in the abdomen and leg. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

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