Chicago shootings this weekend: 44 shot, 4 fatall,y in violence across city, police department says

CHICAGO– At least 44 people were shot, including four fatally in weekend shootings across the city, Chicago police said.

Early Saturday, a 31-year-old man was standing near a sidewalk in the 1800 block of North Milwauee Avenue when someone in a vehicle approached him and opened fire around 1:40 a.m., it was reported Chicago police. He was taken to Masonic Medical Center in Illinois, where he was pronounced dead.

Just half an hour earlier, another 31-year-old man was shot and killed while stopped at a red light in Gresham, in the far south. The man was a passenger in the car in the 2000 block of West 87th Street when two people in a black sedan drove by and fired at least 40 shots around 1:10 a.m., police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. A 25-year-old woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the same hospital. She was listed in critical condition, police said. Another man, 22, was shot multiple times in the chest and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

A man was fatally shot Saturday morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 130th Street, according to Illinois State Police. State troopers responded to the shooting around 11:40 a.m. and found one person with gunshot wounds, state police said. The man was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, officials said. According to the police, shell casings were recovered on the road. No one was in custody. The northbound lanes of Interstate 94 were closed for several hours as police investigated.

A 16-year-old boy was killed and a man was injured in a shootout early Sunday in Brighton Park. They were stopped at a red light around 2 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Kedzie Avenue when someone opened fire, police said. They continued driving until they hit a tree in the 4600 block of South Kedzie Avenue. The 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The man, 19, suffered a scrape to the head and was taken to Saint Anthony Hospital in good condition.

On Sunday morning, a man was found shot dead on Sunday morning in Chicago Lawn on the southwest side. The man was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 5:55 a.m. in the 6900 block of South Talman Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A 13-year-old boy was shot dead after he and at least three other people tried to break into a parked vehicle in Hyde Park on the South Side on Friday night, police said. The boy was among ‘four to five’ men who tried to break into a car parked in the 1100 block of East 52nd Street around 8 p.m. when the owner of the vehicle, a 34-year-old woman, confronted the group and fired on the boy. in the neck, police said. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition.

Five people were killed and at least 60 others were injured by gunfire across Chicago last weekend.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

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

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