At least 5 people killed, 20 injured so far in Chicago weekend gun violence; 3-year-old boy among survivors – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) – At least 25 people were shot dead in Chicago this weekend Saturday night, and five of them were killed.
Among the surviving victims was a 3-year-old boy who was shot and wounded while inside his home in broad daylight.
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The 3-year-old was in a house on the 9300 block of South Escanaba Avenue in Calumet Heights at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday when he was shot in the back.
He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, then transferred in good condition to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.
Further details were under investigation on Saturday afternoon.
The first homicide of the weekend was a double homicide in Lawndale. At 12:14 am Saturday, the two men, aged 29 and 34, were both shot dead by someone passing by in a red vehicle in the 1900 block of South St. Louis Avenue.
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The 29-year-old man was shot in the eye and arm and was delivered to Mount Sinai Hospital. The 34-year-old was shot in the head and pronounced dead instantly.
At 12:50 am Saturday, a 31-year-old man was found unconscious on the ground in block 200 of East 121st Place in West Pullman with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and torso. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
At 2:39 a.m. on Saturday, a 21-year-old man had an argument with a woman in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street in Homan Square when another man came over and shot the first man several times . The man was shot in the chest, arm and hip and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
At 3:50 a.m. on Saturday, a 33-year-old man was shot dead while standing next to his vehicle in the 800 block of North Orleans Street on the north side near the former Cabrini-Green neighborhood . A blue sport utility vehicle passed by and someone inside fired several shots at it.
In other incidents since 5 p.m. Friday:
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- At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, two men were shot dead in the 100 block of West 125th Street in West Pullman. The victims were sitting in a vehicle when a brown Jeep passed by and someone inside shot them. One victim, a 50-year-old man, was shot in the upper right leg and the other, a 27-year-old man, was shot in the upper left leg. Both were taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
- At 9:10 p.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was sitting on the front porch of his home in the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue in West Garfield Park when a man approached and shot him. The victim was shot in the abdomen and was transported undamaged to Stroger Hospital in Cook County.
- At 11:35 p.m. on Friday, a gunman shot a man outside a bar in the 300 block of West Erie Street in River North because he was furious that he was not allowed to enter. Shortly after being denied entry, the man returned in a black sedan and shot security personnel near the front door, authorities said. A bullet grazed the arm of a 46-year-old man and he was transported undamaged to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The attacker tried to leave the scene but was taken into custody and his weapon was recovered.
- At 11:40 p.m., a 36-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle parked in the 2400 block of West Lunt Avenue in West Rogers Park when a man approached and shot him. The victim self-transported to Swedish hospital with a bullet in the leg and was reported in fair condition.
- At 11:49 p.m. on Friday, a 35-year-old man was walking outside in the 1500 block of West Marquette Road in Englewood when he heard gunshots and felt pain. He was shot in the foot and transported undamaged to Holy Cross Hospital.
- At 12:34 am Saturday, two 20-year-old men were outside on a back porch in the 2600 block of North Melvina Avenue in Belmont Central when they heard several gunshots and felt pain. One man was grazed on the buttocks, the other was shot twice in the leg. Both were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in good condition.
- At 1:11 a.m. on Saturday, a man in his 30s was shot in the abdomen in an unknown location and self-transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. He could not provide details of what happened due to the severity of his injuries.
- At 2:06 am Saturday, a 22-year-old woman was outside the 2500 block of South Kedzie Avenue in Little Village when someone fired several shots from a red Jeep. The victim was shot twice in the arm and once in the wrist and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
- At 2:14 am Saturday, an 18-year-old man was standing outside in the 2400 block of West 24th Place in Little Village when he heard gunshots and felt pain. He was shot in the hand and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
- At 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, a 26-year-old man was working on window service at a restaurant in the 200 block of South Cicero Avenue in South Austin when a man came over and shot him. The victim tried to take cover and did not see the direction in which the gunman fled. He refused to go to the hospital after being found to be in good condition with a scraped chest.
- At 10:44 a.m. on Saturday, a 22-year-old man was in a house on the 8200 block of South Wentworth Avenue in West Chatham when he heard gunshots coming from outside and felt pain. He was shot in the abdomen and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
- At 11:26 a.m. on Saturday, a 21-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 900 block of West Montrose Avenue in Uptown when a sport utility vehicle pulled up and someone inside him shot it. The man self-transported to Weiss Memorial Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his back.
- At 12:52 p.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old man was shot in the left side in the 500 block of North Leamington Avenue in South Austin. He was standing in the street when someone walked by and shot him. He was taken to Cook County Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
- At 12:51 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was walking in the 3100 block of West Madison Street in East Garfield Park when she was shot in the side. She was taken to Rush University Medical Center and then transferred in good condition to Stroger Hospital in Cook County.
- At 6:28 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was standing near the front of a house in the 13200 block of South Langley Avenue in Altgeld Gardens when he pulled out a gun and fired shots. Someone then shot the man and he was shot in the arm, calf and abdomen. He was taken to the University of California Medical Center in good condition.
- At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, a 34-year-old man was near the sidewalk in the 5700 block of South May Street in Englewood when someone shot him. He was taken to the University of California Medical Center in good condition.
- At 9 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was standing outside in the 6100 block of South Sacramento Avenue in Chicago Lawn when he saw a green laser pointing at him. Several shots were fired, and the man saw several people fleeing the scene. The man suffered a scraped head and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in fair condition.
Also this weekend, a man entered the Town Hall District Police Station (19th) in Lakeview with a stab wound to the chest as a result of a scuffle. At 3:03 am Saturday, the man entered the police station at 850 W. Addison St. with a deep laceration to his chest. He had fought with another man, police said.
A description of a suspect was provided and a suspect was located soon after and taken into custody, police said. A knife was recovered. Meanwhile, the man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.