Two men were killed and 15 other people, including two 15-year-old boys, were wounded in shootings between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday, police said.
In the Homan Square neighborhood, a 30-year-old man was killed and a 31-year-old man was wounded in a shooting just before 2:40 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Harrison Street, police said.
They were in a parked car when a silver car parked in front of them. Two men, wearing sweatshirts, got out of the silver car and began shooting at the 30-year-old man and 31-year-old man.
The 30-year-old man was shot in the head and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The older man was shot in the right arm, and his condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Early Sunday, an officer searched the area around a silver Jeep that was parked in front of the Spirit of Truth M.B. Church. Three evidence markers could be seen nearby on the sidewalk.
About 3:40 p.m. Saturday, a 56-year-old man was shot while fighting with another man in the Woodlawn neighborhood in the 6600 block of South Kenwood Avenue, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago police spokesman.
According to preliminary reports, witnesses saw a 56-year-old man fighting with another man when a gunshot was heard about 3:40 p.m., Quaid said.
He was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the scene.
One of the 15-year-old boys shot himself in the left leg about 12:45 a.m. Sunday while he was in the 4500 block of West Congress Parkway in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Another 15-year-old boy was shot in the left leg while he was walking in the 11700 block of South Justine Street in the West Pullman neighborhood about 10:20 p.m. Saturday, police said. His condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital.
In other shootings:
- In the River North neighborhood, a 32-year-old man was shot in the abdomen about 6:05 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of North Clark Street, police said. A person on a bicycle approached the man and shot at him, police said. The victim went into a nearby hotel for help. He was in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
- A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg and the right arm during an argument just before 5:10 a.m. in the 2700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in Logan Square, police said. He was arguing with a group of people when someone in the group began shooting at him. He took himself to Community First Medical Center, and he was transferred in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
- In the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a 27-year-old man was seriously wounded after he was shot twice in the groin, police said. He was in the back seat of a car that was leaving a parking space about 3:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard when someone fired shots at the car. He was in serious condition at Stroger Hospital.
- In the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, a 26-year-old man was shot in the left leg about 1 a.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Additional details about the shooting were not immediately available.
- A 32-year-old man was critically wounded at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. The 32-year-old man was in a vehicle, heading west in the 2300 block of West 48th Street, when a gray Nissan pulled up next to him and someone inside began shooting at him. He was shot in the right shoulder and was grazed in the head. He was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
- A 20-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting at 10:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Richmond Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing outside when an unidentified man emerged from a gangway and opened fire. He was shot twice in the abdomen, and he was listed in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
- At 6:25 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the Englewood neighborhood. The victim was walking on the 7200 block of South Sangamon Street when he was approached by an unknown male robber who displayed a handgun and said he was going to rob him. During the attempted robbery, the victim was shot. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. No one is in custody.
- At 6:20 p.m., three men were shot in the Englewood neighborhood. The victims were standing on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Emerald Avenue when they heard shots and felt pain. The first victim was a 20-year-old man who was shot in the head and abdomen, and the second victim was a 19-year-old man who was shot in the chest and right arm. They were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition. The third victim was a 29-year-old man who was shot in the right arm and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. No one is in custody.
- At 5 p.m. in South Chicago neighborhood, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the left ankle on the 7900 block of South Escanaba Avenue and walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition. The victim was uncooperative with the investigation, and no one is in custody.
- At 12:02 p.m., a 23-year-old man walked into a South Side hospital and reported he was shot in a drive-by, police said. The wounded man entered St. Bernard Hospital and said he had been shot by a person in a dark sedan at 68th and State streets, police said. The man said he was walking with another person when a gunman shot at him several times. The man suffered a leg wound and was listed in good condition, police said. Officers at the scene said the wound may have been self-inflicted, but police were investigating.
7 thoughts on “2 dead, 15 wounded in separate shootings”
I said back in the 70’s, fence them in & haul in ammo. the problem will solve itself. Towns around here that had no, or few blacks, now have them. Shootings unheard of then. Now we have them.
“One of the 15-year-old boys shot himself in the left leg about 12:45 a.m. Sunday…”
There are SOME people that shouldn’t have guns. A menace to themselves as well as others.
Typical Chitcago weekend. Stupid bast@rds need to start smoking the pigs instead of each other.
“Typical Chitcago weekend”
Actually, Hatr… I think it was kind of quiet. Didn’t they recently score something like 54 shootings in one weekend?
Just an educated guess, JR, but I believe there are at least as many (and most likely more) shootings in L.A. in the same time period.
But for some strange reason we never see THOSE stats posted… hmmmm.
Bad Gun, Bad Gun, Bad Gun, Bad Gun, Bad Gun, Bad Gun.
One was a robbery attempt, and one was a fight, but other than that, very little if anything is mentioned regarding WHY any of these people were shot. (drug dealers’ turf wars, revenge, marital infidelity) They don’t bother to look into motives, because they’re only interested in scaring the public into allowing gun bans.
Random shootings are very rare, but the Chicago Tribune would like to you believe that the bullets are flying everywhere for no reason, so of course, the only solution is make guns illegal.
SHITTY PARENTS THAT DONT TEACH THEIR CHILDREN HOW TO SECURE A WEAPON…………. THE SECOND ARTICLE AFTER ALL IS…….. WAIT FOR IT………………………………………………………………… LAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I for one am appalled.