Chicago shooting: 15 shots, 3 fatally, in weekend violence across city, CPD says

CHICAGO — The weekend shootings in Chicago left at least 15 people injured, three of them fatally, police said.

Five people were injured Saturday in a drive-by shooting in the city’s South End, according to Chicago police. The victims were standing in an alley on the 8600 block of S. Damen Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood at around 3.20pm when an unknown vehicle drove by and someone inside began shooting at the group. A 39-year-old man was shot in the left leg, a 24-year-old man was also shot in the left leg and foot, and a 42-year-old man and a fourth man of unknown age suffered multiple gunshot wounds. to the body. All four were taken to Christ Hospital in varying conditions, police said. A fifth person was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, the CPD said. Area 2 detectives are investigating.

A man was found shot dead inside a car early Saturday in South Commons on the South Side. The man, 34, was found on the driver’s side of a car in the 2800 block of South Indiana Avenue around 2:30 a.m. with gunshot wounds to his chest, Chicago police said. He was initially taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but later died of his injuries, police said. No one was in custody. The man is the fifth person killed this year in the Douglas Community Area, which covers South Commons, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. Last year, the community recorded six murders during the same period.

A woman was shot and killed while inside a car early Saturday in East Garfield Park on the West Side. The woman, 37, was a passenger in a car on the first block of South Albany Avenue around 12:20 p.m. when someone outside fired into the car, hitting her in the head and body, Chicago police said. She was initially taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but died of her injuries, police said. No one was in custody. The woman is the fifth person murdered in East Garfield Park so far this year – a third of the murders recorded in the area last year during the same period, according to Sun-Times data.

More than an hour earlier, another passenger inside a car was shot and killed in East Pilsen on the Lower West Side. The 26-year-old man was a passenger in a car driving down the 400 block of West 18th Street around 11:05 p.m. Friday when a black sedan pulled up next to them and someone inside interior opened fire, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and died of his injuries, police said. No one was in custody. The man is the second person killed on the Lower West Side, which covers East Pilsen, this year, according to data from the Chicago Sun-Times. Last year, the region recorded no murders during the same period.

In non-fatal shootings, three people were shot while walking along the lake early Saturday near the museum campus on the near south side. The injured were walking along the lake in the 1200 block of South Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive around 1:30 a.m. when they were hit by gunfire, Chicago police said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the face and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Another man, 20, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. His condition has stabilized. A third man, 18, was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger undamaged, officials said. No one was in custody.

There were 28 bullets, including four fatalities, in Chicago last weekend.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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