Three people were shot early Tuesday in the Back of the Yards, leaving one person in critical condition and bringing the total number of gun violence victims over Memorial Day weekend to three dead and 34 wounded, according to Tribune data.
A total of four people were shot Tuesday morning before 6 a.m., according to a Chicago police media notification. Three males were hurt in the Back of the Yards shooting and a woman was shot in Avondale.
Officers were called to the 4700 block of South Ada Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 2:15 a.m., police said. Three males had been standing outside when someone in a gray SUV began shooting at them, before driving off north on 47th Street, according to police.
One of the males was dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and one to the hand, police said. He had been listed in critical condition. Police did not release an age for the male and did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.
An 18-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and he was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A third male, whose age was not released, suffered a graze wound to his right leg and he refused medical treatment, police said.
No arrests had been made.
A 26-year-old woman was shot in the 2200 block of West Diversey Avenue in Avondale about 2:20 a.m.
Police said she had been standing outside with several people when, she told police, she heard “several shots fired” from “different directions.” She noticed she had been shot once in the leg and she was taken by private vehicle to Thorek Memorial Hospital where she was listed in good condition.
The long holiday weekend celebrating Memorial Day typically sees violence in many city neighborhoods and marks the beginning of summer in Chicago, the season with the most shootings each year. Last year’s Memorial Day weekend saw the worst bloodshed since 2015 with 10 people fatally shot and at least 40 others wounded despite a stay-at-home order prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Police Superintendent David Brown addressed reporters during a news conference Tuesday morning.
The Tribune counts holiday weekend shooting numbers from 3 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. the day after a Monday holiday.
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