Chicago Crime: 35 Shot, 9 Fatally, In Weekend Violence Across City, Chicago PD Say

5 Year Old Boy Left In Critical Condition

by JW Hanna
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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — At least 35 people were shot, nine fatally, in Chicago shootings over the weekend.

Eight people were killed and 25 others were wounded over this weekend across Chicago. This included a 5-year-old boy who was left in critical condition.

The five-year-old boy and a man were shot Sunday evening in Rogers Park on the North Side. The man, 25, was driving in the 7600-block of North Paulina Street when another vehicle pulled up around 5 p.m. and someone fired shots, police said. The boy was hit in the head and was taken in critical condition to Lurie Children’s Hospital, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the hand and shoulder. He was able to drive himself to St. Francis hospital, where he is in good condition.

A woman was killed, and a man was wounded outside the Morgan Park district police station Sunday night. The two were in a car on South Vincennes Avenue near Monterey Avenue when a gray Chrysler began chasing them as someone inside fired several shots, police said. The driver, a 42-year-old man, attempted to get away and drove toward the police station, police said. He made it to the sally port of the station when the other car pulled up and someone fired several more rounds. The man was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The woman, 46, was shot in the head and was taken to the same hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

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A person was found fatally shot just after 2 a.m. Sunday in South Austin on the West Side. He was found by officers in the 4900-block of West Superior Street with a gunshot wound to the neck and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died, police said.

Saturday afternoon, two men were fatally shot in the South Chicago neighborhood. About 3:15 p.m., responding officers found the men lying in the street in 8300-block of South Paxton Avenue. Both had been shot multiple times and were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where they later died. One man was identified as Cinque Dunn, 20, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said the second man was 32.

Early Saturday, a 26-year-old man was found dead in the 2900-block of South Poplar Avenue in Bridgeport with a gunshot wound to the head.

About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot to death while on a front porch of a home in Chatham on the South Side. A resident of the home found Kenneth Rufus with multiple gunshot wounds after hearing “a loud disturbance” from outside around 1:30 a.m. in the 500-block of West 87th Street, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

About 9:20 p.m. Friday, a 50-year-old man was killed in a restaurant in the 2700-block of West Division Street in East Garfield Park, police said. Someone outside the restaurant shot him through the window, striking him once in the neck. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.

Two hours earlier, Randal Wilson, 65, was standing near the front of a home in the 400-block of North Hamlin Avenue in Humboldt Park when someone shot him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A woman was shot after midnight Saturday on a CTA Red Line train in the Loop. The 30-year-old was on the train in the 100-block of North State Street when there was a “verbal confrontation” before the suspect opened fired at about 12:10 a.m., police said. She was shot once in the knee.

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

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