Chicago Violence: At Least 6 Dead, 60 Injured in Fourth of July Weekend Shootings

July 7, 2019 in News by Slad

source: www.nbcchicago.com

While Chicago’s Fourth of July weekend was marked by a stabbing and unrelated stampede at Navy Pier, at least six people were killed and 60 injured in shootings across the city during the start of the extended holiday weekend.

The most recent fatality occurred Friday at around 7 p.m. in the 300 block of N. Laramie when, according to police, two victims were standing on a sidewalk when two other individuals approached them and began firing shots and fleeing the scene in a grey sedan. Officials said a 40-year-old man was transported to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and later pronounced dead. The second 65-year-old victim was taken to the same hospital in critical condition after receiving gunshot wounds to the head, face and right arm; at the moment no one in connection the incident is in custody.

Early Friday in the Austin neighborhood, a 37-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were fighting in a group of people in the 900 block of North Lavergne, police said. A man fired shots at about 2:47 a.m., fatally striking the 37-year-old in the chest and the 32-year-old woman in the arm.

Minutes later, at about 2:55 a.m. in Fuller Park, a man approached an 18-year-old woman in the street in the 4200 Block of South Wells and shot her once in the head. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

–Two men were shot in the 5142 block of W. Fulton around 8:06 a.m. A 41-year-old was shot in the lower back and torso, while the 51-year-old was shot in the buttocks. Both were transported to nearby hospitals in stable condition after they said the incident occurred after they were standing outside of a vehicle when an unknown offender approached them and fired shots at them.
–Four victims were shot around 3:43 a.m. in the 5600 block of S. Paulina. A 31-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition after being shot in the leg; along with a 21-year-old woman who was taken to St. Bernard’s in stable condition after being shot in her right foot; a 32-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition after being wounded in her left leg; and a 22-year-old woman was also taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition after being shot in the back.
–A 28-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when a man approached on foot and fired shots. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition after being shot in the back in the 1500 block of S. Homan around 2:15 a.m.
–In the 600 block of W. 61st Place, four people were shot around 1:10 a.m. A man, 25, was shot in his right buttocks and the back; a 37-year-old man was shot in his legs; a 27-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and arm pit; and a woman, 25, sustained a graze wound to the buttocks. The victims reported that they were outside when shots were fired striking the victims. the 27-year-old attempted to drive to the hospital in a silver Chrysler 300 that crashed at Union and 61st Pl. Police said the victims did not provide offender description.
–At around 1:04 a.m. in the 9100 block of S. Luella, a 14-year-old woman was sitting in a parked car when a man began firing shots from a gangway. The victim was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital by a relative in stable condition after recieving a gunshot wound to her left foot.
SATURDAY, JULY 6

–In the 5300 block of S. Hoyne, at about 11:40 p.m., two victims were standing on the front porch of a residence when they heard shots and felt pain. A 34-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition with a wounded left elbow and the other 24-year-old man was taken to the same hospital, also in stable condition with a gunshow wound to his left leg.

–Anther shooting occurred in the 300 block of W. 63rd St. around 9 p.m. when a 53-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk and another man approached, announcing a robbery. The victim was wounded in his left hand during the robbery and was treated and later released from St. Bernard’s.

–Around 9:11 p.m. in the 4600 block of S. King Dr., a 30-year-old woman, a 46-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man were involved in an altercation with two other unknown men. One of those men had a handgun and fired shots at the victims. The 30-year-old woman was struck in her left arm, the 46-year-old was struck in her right foot and the man was struck in his left arm. All victims were transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.

–A 35-year-old received a gunshot wound to the left thigh in the 300 block of W. 64th St. He was transported to St. bernard Hospital in good condition but authorities say the victim is uncooperative with police and will not disclose information to them.

–A 44-year-old man who says he was inside his house laying in bed when he heard multiple shots and felt pain in the back of the neck, was also wounded in the back of his head and torso. The incident took place in the 2200 block of E. 93rd St. at around 8:22 p.m. The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition.

–Just after 4 p.m. in the 400 block of West Division, a 22-year-old man was shot in the lower back by an unknown gunman, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Medical Center in stable condition.

–In the 100 block of West 89th Street at approximately 3 p.m., a 37-year-old man was getting out of his vehicle when two men attempted to steal the car. One of the men opened fire, striking the victim in the right shoulder. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition, police said.

–A 33-year-old man received a gunshot wound to the stomach and back and was transported to Mount Sinai in critical condition, while another victim, a 32-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the groin and was also later transported to the same hospital in stable condition. Police say the victims were standing outside of a vehicle in the 3400 block of W. Fullerton at around 5 a.m., when an unknown group of individuals began to argue and that when the victims heard shots and felt pain.

— A 32-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk in the 6200 block of W. Fullerton when an occupant in an SUV fired shots. The victim was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in stable condition.

–At about 1:43 a.m. in the 3300 block of W. Maypole, two victims were shot. A 32-year-old man transported himself to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the jaw, chest, abdomen and leg was listed in stable condition. Meanwhoile a 25-year-old man who also a walk-in at Stroger Hospital remains in good condition after being shot in the foot. The victims reported that they were on the sidewalk when a vehicle drove by and fired shots, stricking them.

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