In less than 24 hours from Saturday to Sunday, three men were killed and at least 26 other people, including several teens, were wounded in separate shootings across the city.
Three men were taken to the hospital after a shooting about 9 a.m. Sunday in West Town. Around 6:30 a.m., there was another triple shooting, officials said.
“We’ve had quite a few multiple-victim incidents this weekend,” said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago police spokesman. He said no details about the age, sex or injuries were available in the city’s most recent multiple-victim incident.
Police unspooled red crime scene tape to rope off a stretch of well-kept brownstones and modernized condos in the 1500 block of West Huron Street, after dozens of 911 calls came in reporting shots fired. The driver, a 26-year-old man, was shot in the lip; a 30-year-old man was hit twice in the right calf. The front passenger, who police said was a 25-year-old man, was shot in the left shoulder. All three were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, police said.
Investigators looked through a white minivan with two apparent bullet holes in the side door and the rear quarter-panel while neighbors hesitantly peeked out of their windows and doorways.
Luis Rodriguez, 42, who lives a block away, looked out of his window after hearing gunfire.
“I heard four shots, bam-bam-bam-bam,” he said.
Rodriguez, who has lived in the neighborhood for five years, said the area has a lingering problem with gangs, which has come as a surprise to some of the people who moved into the new developments.
“The house on the corner over there has to repaint every year because they tag it ‘SD'” Rodriguez said, in reference to the Satan Disciples. “These guys who just moved into these new condos have no idea what’s going on,” he added, as a pregnant woman on the first floor of a building inside the crime scene drew her shades.
After experiencing the most deadly year in two decades, Chicagoans like Rodriguez, who is considering buying a bullet-proof vest for personal safety, are disheartened at the violent start of 2017.
“It’s not even summer yet and it’s only gonna get worse,” he said.
The triple shooting was the second in less than three hours, officials said.
Three people were shot about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Ida B. Wells/Darrow Homes neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was shot in the left leg and was taken by a friend to Mercy Hospital. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
A 24-year-old man was shot in the left leg, and his condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 23-year-old woman was shot in the leg, and her condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Estrada said there have been a number of triple shootings recently, but it isn’t easy to pinpoint exactly why.
“Usually it happens when there’s a group all together,” he said. “It’s one target, and they’re firing indiscriminately.”
In East Garfield Park, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday while he was inside a parked car in the first block of North Sacramento Boulevard, police said. About 11:15 p.m., someone inside a car fired shots at him, wounding him in the left thigh.
He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Shortly before 4:55 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the first block of West 104th Place in the Roseland neighborhood.
Tremayne Henderson, who lived on the block where the shooting took place, was approached by someone who shot him in the chest. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, and he was later pronounced dead at 9:16 p.m., officials said.
Earlier Saturday, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the Near West Side neighborhood about 1:45 p.m. in the 2600 block of West Monroe Street, police said.
According to preliminary reports, a 24-year-old man was sitting inside a vehicle when someone approached and shot him in the neck, police said.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The man was later identified as Jacob Norwood, of the 800 block of South Karlov Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 2:09 p.m. after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Sunday following an autopsy.
Two teens were wounded in a shooting about 4:25 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
A 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were standing in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue when someone inside a black SUV opened fire, wounding the older teen in the abdomen and the 15-year-old boy in the left shoulder.
The 17-year-old boy was in serious condition at Stroger Hospital, and the 15-year-old boy’s condition was stabilized at the same hospital.
–In South Austin, a 27-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and left leg about 3:40 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of South Central Avenue, police said. Friends took him to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
–About 3:20 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot multiple times in the back while he was sitting in a parked car in the 9600 block of South Peoria Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, police said. Someone inside a white sedan shot at the man. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
–Just before 2:50 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the back of the head while he was in a car in the 6500 block of West Irving Park Road in the Dunning neighborhood. The shooter was inside a black truck, police said. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
–About 12:20 a.m., a 29-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 6100 block of North Winchester Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood when a man approached and shot him. He was shot in both legs and abdomen. His condition was stabilized at Presence St. Francis Hospital.
–In the East Garfield Park neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was standing in the 600 block of North St. Louis Avenue when someone inside a passing black SUV opened fire, wounding him in the right leg. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
–A 27-year-old man was seriously wounded after he was shot in the abdomen. About 9:40 p.m., officers heard gunfire and found the man on the ground in the 3300 block of West Monroe Street in the Fifth City neighborhood on the West Side. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
–Two people were shot about 9:10 p.m. while they were walking in the 7900 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. The shooter got out of a car and fired toward the pair. An 18-year-old man was shot in the right arm and a 20-year-old woman was shot in the left hand. Both were taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital.
–A 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man were shot just before 8:10 p.m. in the 300 block of South California Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. They were walking out of an alley when someone inside a dark-colored car opened fire. The 22-year-old man was shot in the neck, and he was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The teen was shot in the back, and he was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
–Just before 7:40 p.m., a 19-year-old woman was shot in the chest as she was leaving a business in the 7900 block of South Exchange Avenue in South Chicago. The shooter was inside a vehicle, and police do not believe the woman was the intended target. She was in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
–Three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting about 5:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Mayfield Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and he was taken to Loyola University Medical Center. An 18-year-old man was shot in the right arm, and his condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. A 23-year-old man was shot on the left side, and the person was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.
–About 4:45 p.m., a 47-year-old man was shot in the 7700 block of South Racine Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood. A silver-colored van pulled up and someone opened fire, striking the victim in the left arm. He was taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital, police said.
–About 4:10 p.m., a person was shot in the 4400 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. A 26-year-old man was outside when someone walked up to him and shot him in the left arm. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
–About 2:25 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the 4400 block of West Maypole Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was shot in the leg and was taken in fair condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
–About 11:35 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot while he was driving in the first block of West 69th Street in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, police said. He pulled over after traveling a short distance to check his vehicle for damage and then noticed he had been shot in the right knee, Estrada said. Officers who were called to the scene said the victim suffered a wound to the knee, but he refused treatment, Estrada said.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings, and police were investigating.
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