Chicago shootings this weekend: At least 33 shot, 8 fatally in gun violence across city, police department says
CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 33 people have been shot, eight fatally, in weekend shootings across Chicago, police said.
One teen is dead and another was injured Sunday while trying to buy something from a person they had met online, according to Chicago police. The two teens were shot around 2 pm in the 11900 block of South State in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. Police said a 17-year-old and 18-year-old were trying to buy sneakers from someone they met on social media, but instead the seller pulled out a gun, robbed the teens, and shot them. The 17-year-old was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Jordan Nixon from University Park. The 18 year old was shot in the elbow and taken to Christ Hospital in good condition, police said. No one is in custody and Area Two Detectives are investigating.
Two teens were shot after a verbal altercation with another person on the city’s South Side Saturday night, according to police. The teens, both 16, were on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of S. State Street around 6:45 pm, when they were involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown person inside a vehicle. The person in the vehicle then pulled out a gun and shot both victims, the police said. One teen was shot in the chest and the other was shot in the back. Both were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. No one is in custody and Area One Detectives are investigating.
An 18-year-old woman was shot inside a West Loop business Saturday morning. It happened about 11:35 am when someone fired shots in the first block of North Jefferson Street, Chicago police said. The woman was hit in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was in fair condition, the police said. Officers were questioning a person of interest, according to police.
A man was killed in an early Saturday morning shooting on Chicago’s Northwest Side, police said. The shooting happened in the Cragin neighborhood’s 5300 block of West Altgeld Street just after 3 am, police said. A 28-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when someone in a black sedan opened fire, striking him in the chest. The Chicago Fire Department transported the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. There is no one in custody and Area Five detectives are investigating.
Another man was shot to death after an argument broke out at a Friday night gathering in East Garfield Park on the West Side. The 35-year-old was inside a home about 10:35 pm at the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue when he got into a fight with a person he knew. The person pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest, Chicago police said. The man was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said. No one was in custody.
Chicago police are also on the hunt for three men who shot a senior citizen while he was sitting in his car early Saturday morning on the city’s West Side. The 77-year-old victim was apparently shot during an attempted robbery in the Galewood neighborhood’s 6100 block of West North Avenue just after 3 am, police said. The victim was transported to Loyola University Medical Center and listed in fair condition, police said. There is no one in custody and Area Five detectives are investigating. Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.
About an hour earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot early Saturday in Fernwood on the South Side. The teen was walking through an alley about 2 am in the 10300 block of South Union Avenue when someone in a car started shooting, Chicago police said. A citizen drove the boy to Roseland Hospital, where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound on the left hand, the police said. No arrests were reported.
On Friday night, another teen was shot, police said. A 17-year-old boy was wounded inside a North Lawndale home on the West Side. The teen was inside the home in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard about 7:40 pm when he was shot in the left arm, Chicago police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said. No one was in custody.
Last weekend, 21 people were shot, four fatally, in gun violence incidents across the city.
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