Chicago shootings this weekend: 54 folks shot, 7 killed in citywide violence over the weekend of July 4, police division says

CHICAGO – At least 54 people were shot, seven dead, in shootings over the weekend of July 4 across the city, Chicago police said.

Last year, 19 people were killed and more than 100 were shot over the July 4 weekend.

Looking to prevent a similar increase in violence this year, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown has said before the long weekend that people should expect a larger police presence in their vicinity.

Boy, 10, injured in bedroom after being shot outside Englewood home

In deadly attacks this weekend, a woman was killed and a gunman was among two others injured in a Friday night shooting in Chinatown, police said.

Police say a man and another gunman opened fire around 10:50 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue. A 24-year-old woman was stabbed in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died from her injuries.

A second woman, 42, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her hand, police said. She was listed in good condition. One of the gunmen, a 38-year-old man, was shot in the butt and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is in a critical condition.

5 people injured in Parkway Gardens

Three people were shot, one fatally, in the backyard early Sunday morning at Grand Crossing on the South Side.

The attack occurred during eight hours of violence in Chicago, during which at least 16 people were shot, two dead, late Saturday through early Sunday.

Police said the victims were with several people in the backyard of a home on the 7000 block of South Harper Avenue when someone approached and opened fire on the crowd.

A man, 24, was shot multiple times in the body and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Police said the two women, aged 24 and 30, both received multiple gunshots and went to Jackson Park Hospital before heading to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The young woman’s condition has stabilized and the older woman is in good condition.

A man was shot dead Friday in Englewood on the South Side.

The 31-year-old man was outside around 5:45 p.m. at the 6500 block of South Wolcott Avenue when someone approached him and opened fire, police said. He was hit in the hands and head and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Less than an hour earlier, a man was shot dead in West Garfield Park.

Around 5 p.m., Keishone Roberts, 29, was in the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street when someone approached him and opened fire, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Just after midnight Saturday, a man was shot dead in South Chicago on the Far South Side.

Around 12:20 a.m., the man, 30, was in the 9000 block of South Escanaba Avenue when he was shot in the head, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

A man was shot to death while driving inside a vehicle early Sunday morning in Brighton Park in the South West.

Around 3 a.m., the 35-year-old man was in the passenger seat as a female driver in the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was shot in the neck, police said.

The driver then drove about two and a half miles to the 5600 block of South Spaulding Avenue, where she called police, officials said.

Police said the man died at the scene. His name has yet to be announced.

A man was killed in a shooting Saturday on the South Shore.

Around 4 p.m., he was cycling in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when someone opened fire on him from a dark sedan, police said.

The 26-year-old was hit in the head and arm, and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A man was fatally shot while sitting outside a residential building Sunday morning in West Humboldt Park on the West Side.

The man, 38, was sitting outside the building around 10 a.m. on the 700 block of North Springfield Avenue when he was shot in the chest and head, police said.

Officials said he was taken to Stroger hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Hours later, a man was shot while walking on the Chicago Lawn on the South Side.

The man, believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, was walking around 12:50 p.m. Sunday at the 6500 block of South Kedzie Avenue when a dark car approached and someone inside exited. outside and opened fire, police said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, police said. Officials said he later died.

Nine people were injured in separate weekend mass shootings on the West and South Sides.

In the first batch shooting, Four people were injured Friday night at West Garfield Park.

Just after 9 p.m., a man walking down the 3800 block of West Monroe Street opened fire, assaulting several people, according to police.

Police said a man in his 25s was stabbed in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in a serious condition.

A woman in her 20s was stabbed in the leg and taken to hospital in good condition, police said.

Another woman, 36, and a man, 41, both suffered gunshot wounds to the back, police said. Police said the couple was transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Days later, a 17-year-old boy was among five injured in a mass shooting early Monday in Parkway Gardens, according to Chicago police and fire officials.

Officials answered calls from multiple people shot at around 12:20 a.m. in the 6500 neighborhood of South Martin Luther King Drivea fire department spokesman said.

The boy was taken to St. Bernard with a gunshot wound to his arm, Chicago police said.
A 30-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his body.
Two men, both 19 years old, were shot in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago.
Another man, about 25 years old, was shot in the knee and taken to the same hospital.
Police said all five victims were listed in good condition.

Police said preliminary information suggests the suspect may have been traveling in a black SUV.

A 90-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot Saturday morning in North Lawndale.

The man was found around 10 a.m. at the 1500 block of South Harding Avenue with a gunshot wound to the stomach, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Detectives are talking to a person of interest.

A 10-year-old was injured while sitting in his bedroom on a Sunday night when bullets were fired through the side of his home in Englewood. The boy was in his bedroom around 10:40 p.m. at the 600 block of West Englewood Avenue when he felt the pain, police said.

Investigators determined several bullets penetrated the wall of the house that struck the boy,

The boy was shot in the butt and ankle and was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comes Children’s Hospital in good condition, according to police.

A 17-year-old girl was among two people shot and wounded early Sunday morning in Bronzeville on the South Side.

The teen and a woman were standing outside around 12:45 a.m. at the 3700 block of South Langley Avenue when someone opened fire, attacking them both, police said.

Officials said the girl was shot once in the arm and the 42-year-old woman was shot in the leg. They went to the University of Chicago Medical Center and both were in good condition.

A witness told officers the shooter may have been in a car.

Hours later, a man was shot during an argument following a traffic accident in Rosemoor on the Far South Side.

The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. at the 10300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when the driver of a vehicle crashed into the man’s car, police said.

Police said the man, 45, got out of the car to exchange information with the driver of the hit car when an argument between the two began. The driver from the assault vehicle then opened fire, stabbing the man in the neck, officials said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

Hours later, a man was shot after clashing with someone who was trying to break into his car on Sunday morning in Burnside on the South Side.

Around 5:30 a.m., the man faced someone trying broke into his car in the 9300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the body, police said.

The 38-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

A man was shot during an attempted robbery early Monday in Streeterville in the Near North.

Police said the man, 39, was shot around 1:50 a.m. at the 400 block of East Erie Street.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a leg injury, police said. He was listed in good condition.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect intends to rob the man.

Hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was walking home around 9:50 p.m. Sunday at the 4200 block of West Grenshaw Street when someone approached and demanded his belongings at gunpoint. , the police said.

The boy refused and the suspect fired three shots before fleeing on a black mountain bike, officials said.

The boy suffered a graze wound to his finger and was treated and released at the scene, police said.

On Monday morning, a shooting in Parkway Gardens left five men injured.
Last weekend24 people were shot, 5 people died.

(Source: Daytime Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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