Chicago Shootings: 25 Shot, 6 Fatally in Weekend Gun Violence
A total of 25 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, and six of them died, according to police. NW Sidebar fight results in 4 deaths, three shootings, CPD says. The Chicago Police Department reported a gunshot at the intersection of West Melrose Street and North Central Avenue left four individuals wounded, 3 of whom died.
Since Friday night, at least six people have been shot and died, and nineteen more have been injured in Chicago.
Chicago police say three people were killed and a woman was injured after a shooting broke out early Sunday morning outside a club in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The incident occurred at Central Avenue and School Street intersection at approximately 2:30 a.m., according to Police Commander Joseph Brennan, who spoke to the media the following day. He added that two males and two women were shot in the 5500 block of West School.
Brennan stated that the shooter drove away in a dark SUV and is still at large. According to authorities, the 50-year-old man and the 26-year-old man were shot many times and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say a 24-year-old woman was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital but later pronounced dead there. A second woman, aged 25, was brought to the same hospital after being shot in the head and is currently in critical condition.
Three people were killed, and another was severely injured in a shooting in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, and police have spoken out.
Several hours later, four people were sent to the hospital following a shooting and a car accident on the West Side of Chicago, according to the police. An SUV pulled up next to a car containing a 44-year-old man at 8 a.m. in the 200 block of South Kilbourn Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Three individuals got out of the SUV and started shooting at the guy. Multiple gunshot wounds were sustained by the victim, who fled the scene only to collide with another vehicle in the 100 block of North Cicero Avenue, according to the police.
When his condition worsened, he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The police reported that three additional people, all females, were hurt in the collision and sent to Loretto Hospital for treatment. The relevant authorities did not immediately disclose any details regarding their conditions. The investigation by Area Four Detectives continues without any arrests having been made.
On Friday night, a man was fatally shot in the South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville. The 36-year-old victim was walking along the sidewalk in the 100 block of East 40th Street at about 8:20 p.m. when he was shot in the chest, police said. The University of Chicago Medical Center was where his companions took him, and it was there that he was pronounced dead.
On Saturday, a woman driving in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side was fatally shot. Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office say that 27-year-old Felicia Cortes was shot and killed at around 1:00 a.m. while driving in the 2700 block of North Pulaski Road. After Cortes lost control of his automobile, he slammed into a dumpster and watched as it burst into flames. Her death was ruled an instantaneous tragedy.
On Saturday night, a man was shot and killed in the South Side neighborhood of Roseland. The 32-year-old was shot at about 7 p.m. in an alley near the 100 block of West 105th Street, according to the police. Police said he was shot many times in the chest and face and pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has been kept under wraps.
It was reported that a Chicago police officer was stabbed, and the suspect was shot on Saturday. On the South Side, Roseland has 99th and Wentworth, where the Chicago Police Department has reported a gunshot involving police officers. A police officer, age 29, was stabbed and sent to Christ Hospital, where his condition is described as “critical but stable.” Authorities at the University of Chicago Medical Center report that a 35-year-old male is in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound.
Chicago police said a concealed carry permit holder shot and killed two suspects during an apparent car theft attempt early Saturday morning. The event, which police are still looking into, adds to the growing number of cases in which armed locals have shot their suspected attackers to escape becoming victims of crime. The Loop, the commercial and entertainment district of the city, was the scene of the early morning gunfire.