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Seven dead, six wounded in weekend violence

Ronnie Chambers

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Updated: January 27, 2013 12:26PM



Seven people were killed and another six wounded in weekend violence in Chicago — including two separate double-homicide shootings that occurred about 12 hours apart.

The seven homicides all occurred Saturday, making the day one of the deadliest in recent memory.

On Sunday, a man was shot about 8:40 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Gladys in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. The 44-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg, but other details of the shooting were not available, Estrada said.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stable, according to police.

The most recent death occurred in the South Shore neighborhood at 11:50 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of East 73rd Street, police said.

Willie Wilson, 32, was stabbed to death during a domestic dispute at his home, authorities said. He was pronounced dead on the scene with a stab wound to the chest, authorities said.

Police said Sunday morning they picked up “a person of interest” and charges were pending.

About 10 p.m. Saturday night, 38-year-old Norman Stokes was shot to death during an argument inside a home in the 7000 block of South Carpenter Street in the Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Stokes, of the 6000 block of South Aberdeen Street, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

As with all of Saturday’s homicides, by the time officers arrived the man was dead, police said. No one is in custody as Area South detectives investigated.

Earlier in the evening two males were killed about 4 a.m. on the West Side in the second double-homicide of the day. Officers, called to the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway in West Garfield Park, found a teen boy and a man dead in the street with bullet wounds to the head, police said.

Dimitri Buford, 32, of the 1400 block of North Sedgwick, and Antonio Fenner, 16, of the 1440 block of West 15th Street, were both dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

About twelve hours before, two men were killed and another was wounded when a masked gunman walked up to them outside a Bridgeport neighborhood hamburger stand early Saturday and unleashed a barrage of bullets. The shooting outside Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven, in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, was the second time in four months that someone has been killed outside an all-night restaurant in Bridgeport.

Customers were inside the restaurant around 4 a.m. when the three men went outside to smoke as they waited for their order. A man in a mask ran up to them, opening fire at close range before running off, according to police.

Alan Smiley, 31, of the 8000 block of South Burnham Avenue, and another man, thought to be in his 30s, were dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office. The third man was taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to an arm and his abdomen, police said.

Earlier Saturday, a man was fatally shot and another was wounded while sitting in a vehicle on the West Side. It happened around 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale. Ronnie Chambers, 34, was shot in the head and died at the scene, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Chambers, a convicted felon and reputed Gangster Disciple gang member, was the fourth sibling in his family to die a violent death, according to the police. His other siblings also died from gunshot wounds, a police source said.

Chambers had 29 arrests and four convictions, including multiple felonies for drug dealing and weapons violations, according to another source.

The 21-year-old man shot with Chambers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the left shoulder and buttocks, police said.

Hours later Saturday morning, a man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery in an alley in the 4800 block of West Van Buren Street. A man got out of an older brown car and tried to rob the victim. During a brief struggle, the victim heard a gunshot and realized he had been shot, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right leg, police said.

On Friday night, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in Grand Boulevard on the South Side. The man was in the 0 to 100 block of West 47th Street around 9:55 p.m. when shots were fired and he was hit, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

Earlier Friday night, a 32-year-old man was shot in the butt in Logan Square, according to the police.



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