Chicago shootings: 56 shot, 9 fatally, in weekend violence

Sun-Times Media Wire

5 killed over span of 4 hours in Chicago weekend shootings: police

CHICAGO — At least nine people have been killed and 47 others wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, police said.

Five men were killed over the span of about four hours early Saturday morning.

Two of the five were killed in a drive-by shooting in Lawndale on the West Side. Two men, 29 and 34, were struck by someone in a passing red vehicle about 12:15 a.m. in the 1900-block of South Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago police said. The 29-year-old was struck in the eye and hand and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said.

His name hasn’t been released yet. The 34-year-old was struck once in his head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Charles Jackson Jr.

Less than an hour later, officers found Marwin Sanders-Price, 31, on the ground unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his torso and buttocks about 12:50 a.m. in the 200-block of East 121st Place, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police said.

A man was fatally shot during an argument in East Garfield Park on the West Side. The 21-year-old was arguing with a woman about 2:40 a.m. when a man approached and opened fire in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street, striking him in the chest, arm and hip, police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai, where he later died, police said. His name hasn’t been released yet.

A man was fatally shot in a drive-by on the Near North Side. The 33-year-old was standing next to his vehicle about 3:50 a.m. in the 800-block of North Orleans Street when someone inside a blue SUV opened fire, police said. He was struck once in the chest, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died, police said. He was identified as Royal Shorts by the medical examiner’s office.

A tow truck driver attempting to provide service Sunday morning was fatally shot in Englewood on the South Side, police said. The 27-year-old, who hasn’t been identified yet, was attempting to provide service about 3:50 a.m. in the first block of West 57th Street when someone approached and opened fire, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, police said.

Two men were fatally shot Sunday in West Pullman on the Far South Side, police said. About 1:25 p.m., the men, 33 and 28, were in the 11800-block of South Emerald Avenue, when two people walked up to them and fired shots, police said. Chahine Younger, 28, was struck in the head and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The 33-year-old was struck in the head, chest and rear, police said. He was also taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he died. He was identified as Deangelo Lamont.

A man was fatally shot driving and three others were injured when the vehicle crashed Sunday night in Chatham on the South Side. An unidentified man, believed by police to be in his 30s, was driving southbound about 11:35 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Vincennes Avenue when he was shot in the head by someone in a red van, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into a steel beam, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt confirmed he was an adult. Three women, who were also in the vehicle, were injured in the crash, police and fire officials said.

In nonfatal attacks, a 3-year-old boy was shot in the back Saturday morning inside a home in Calumet Heights on the Far South Side, police said. The shooting happened about 10:45 a.m. in the 9300-block of South Escanaba Avenue, according to Chicago police. The circumstances weren’t immediately known. The boy was taken to Trinity Hospital and later transferred to Comer’s Children Hospital in good condition, police said. More than 250 minors have been shot in Chicago so far this year.

Five people were shot and seriously wounded Sunday morning in South Austin on the Northwest Side, authorities said. Three men and two women were sitting on a porch about 3:05 a.m. in the 900-block of North Massasoit Avenue when a white SUV stopped and two males opened fire, Chicago police said. A 20-year-old man was struck twice in his leg and once in his arm and was taken to the Loyola University Medical Center, where he was in serious condition, police said. A man, 18, was struck in his back and a woman, 41, was shot in her leg, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were in serious condition, police said. A 42-year-old man and 47-year-old woman were both shot in the left thigh, and also taken to Stroger, where they were listed in serious condition, police said.

A 15-year-old girl was one of two people shot Saturday night in West Englewood on the South Side. The teen and a 20-year-old woman were standing outside with a group of people about 11:20 p.m. in the 5900-block of South Paulina Street when someone opened fire in the distance, police said. The girl was shot once in the buttocks and was taken to Comer, where she was listed in good condition, police said. The woman was shot in the thigh and was taken to the University of Chicago, where she was also in good condition, police said.

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