Weekend shootings leave 9 dead, 22 wounded
Sun-Times Media Wire July 2, 2012 5:32PM
Nine people are dead and 22 others -- including a 3-year-old boy -- have been wounded in shootings throughout the city from Friday night to Sunday night.
The most recent fatality happened about 10:15 p.m. Sunday when 17-year-old Lenard Trust, of the 800 block of 45th Street, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head near his home.
The other fatalities included:
Myrion Currie, 19, of Mississippi, shot multiple times in the chest in the 4100 block of West Van Buren Street about 8:12 p.m. Sunday. A 15-year-old was also critically wounded in the shooting.
Kelly Vann, 49, of the 8900 block of South Commercial Avenue, who died after police found him at 2:14 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the temple in an abandoned lot in the 8800 block of South Exchange Avenue.
Demarcus Ervin, 22, of the 200 block of North Lockwood Avenue, who was shot in the head in the 3100 block of West Van Buren Street. A 27-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were also wounded in the shooting.
Jamel Shepard, 39, of the 4900 block of West Washington Boulevard, and Darnell Walker, 55, of the 7100 block of South Euclid Avenue, who were both shot in the chest while they sat on Shepard’s porch about 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
John Kouzious, 33, of the 3000 block of South Kedvale Avenue, and Jose Galvin, of the 4200 block of West 26th Street, who were gunned down in a vehicle that then crashed into a tree about 2:43 a.m. Saturday.
William Cook, 19, of the 5200 block of South Talman Avenue, who was shot in the chest in his home in the 5200 block of South Talman Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
In total, 22 people were wounded in shootings throughout the city between 8:15 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Monday.
The youngest victim was a 3-year-old boy who was shot in the arm about 11:30 p.m. Saturday as he walked with his parents in the 700 block of West 120th Street.
The boy was listed in “stable” condition early Sunday, and police do not know what the motive was or whether there was an intended target.