Chicago: Woman shot to death during vigil for earlier slaying
An 18-year-old woman has died and two other people were wounded during a vigil for a person shot the night before, police said.
The woman was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at Little Company of Mary Hospital, according to police and the woman’s family. Police initially said the woman’s age was 16.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks and an 18-year-old man was shot in the armpit and chest, according to police. Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez earlier said that paramedics rushed a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they were all in serious to critical condition.
The trio were shot about 8:15 p.m. during a vigil for a person shot Saturday night at the same location, near 89th and Justine streets, when a gray van with about two or three occupants pulled up. At least one occupant of the van opened fire, according to police.
Saturday night about 5:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot at the same spot. He was standing in front of a home when two people approached on foot and began firing. The man was shot multiple times in the torso and taken to the Little Company of Mary Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He was identified as Nahmar T. Holmes, of the same block where he was killed, said the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Earlier Sunday, a man in his late 20s was also fatally shot on the West Side.
Sergio Zaragoza, of the 1700 block of North Karlov Avenue, was shot in the chest in the 1600 block of North Karlov Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood about 3:10 p.m. said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Zaragoza, 29, was pronounced dead at 3:47 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.
No one was immediately in custody as a result of the shootings.
At least three other people have been wounded in shootings Sunday evening.
Most recently, about 9:35 p.m., a 22-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle in the 4900 block of South Hoyne Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and a male attacker inside fired shots, hitting him in the left arm. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.
About 7 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the left foot in Logan Square on the Northwest Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 2300 block of North Kedzie Boulevard when a vehicle pulled up and someone in the backseat of the car fire shots, hitting the teen. The boy was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital, where he was listed in a good condition, police said.
About 6:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
The man was walking in the 3100 block of North Linder Avenue when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle. The man was shot in the right side of his body, and he was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, police said.
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