At least 50 shots so far in Chicago weekend shootings, including 8 deaths – CBS Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS) – At least 50 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, and eight of those people died.

Chicago detectives are investigating several shootings, including one in the Avalon Park neighborhood, just south of Grand Crossing. Three women were shot and one of them died in hospital.

Police were called to 80th Street and Woodlawn Avenue around 9:40 pm Saturday night. The victims were standing on the street with a group of people when someone started shooting. It is unclear if the victims participated in some kind of memorial or vigil on the block, but burning candles could be seen on the sidewalk.

The three shot women were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. A 33-year-old woman died in the hospital. The other two women who were killed are 28 years old and are expected to survive.

Chicago police are also trying to find out who shot three men in Humboldt Park while they were standing on the street around 12:45 p.m. Sunday morning. A 53-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene near Lawndale Avenue and Thomas Street.

Police believe the victims had an argument or fight with several men.

Two other men, 23 and 33, were in critical condition at Cook County Stroger Hospital on Sunday morning.

In other fatal incidents this weekend:

• A 21-year-old man was boarded by a vehicle in the 3000 block of South Paulina Street in the McKinley Park neighborhood at 6:50 pm Friday, and someone in the car shot. The victim received a blow to the face and was pronounced dead at Cook County Stroger Hospital.

• At 1:04 am Saturday, a 41-year-old man was found in the alley after police responded to a ShotSpotter call in the 7000 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Greater community. Grand Crossing. The man was pronounced dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the back and chest.

• A 41-year-old man was found on the street in the 300 block of North Ashland Avenue on the Near West Side with a gunshot wound to the chest at 1:32 am Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

• Two men, ages 31 and 35, were on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of the West Congress Parkway in the South Austin neighborhood when someone shot at 1:48 am Saturday. The younger man was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, while the older man was brushed on his left hand and refused treatment.

• A 33-year-old man was in front of a house in the 5900 block of South Elizabeth Street around 8:17 pm Saturday, when several people got out of a vehicle and shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the back.

• Around 5:15 am Sunday, a 26-year-old man was on the street in the 2100 block of West 71st Street in West Englewood when he heard gunshots and felt pain. He was beaten several times in the body and was pronounced dead at the U de C Medical Center.

The victim survived in a shooting incident Saturday night in the heart of the Loop. In the 0-99 block of South State Street, between Madison and Monroe streets, witnesses said a 25-year-old man was on the street arguing with an assailant who shot him in the leg at 8:42 p.m. Saturday. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, while the suspect was detained on pending charges and a weapon was recovered.

On Saturday, youths took to the streets to demand an end to armed violence. Good Kids Mad City organized what they called a “love march” near 64th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Greater Grand Crossing. They noted the large number of women and children killed in recent weeks, including Natalia Wallace, 7.
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They want the mayor and other elected officials to act now by directing more resources to the black and brown communities on the south and west sides of the city.

At the march, organizer Nita Tennyson, 22, carried the names of the victims of the shooting in the back.

“There are not enough graduations, weddings, baby showers,” he said. “They are funerals and urns. That is all I have been to in the last four years. And I ended up losing one of my friends this weekend. And I wanted to go because it is enough. “

Two more marches were held on Sundays and 3 p.m. in Englewood and 4 p.m. in South Shore.

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