2 killed, 13 wounded in weekend violence
SUN-TIMES MEDIA April 7, 2013 11:12AM
Updated: April 8, 2013 1:49AM
Two people were killed and at least 11 people were injured in violence across the city this weekend.
A teenager was fatally shot and a man was stabbed to death in separate incidents on Sunday.
The 14-year-old boy was shot in his chest in a drive-by shooting about 4:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Leavitt on the West Side, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 4:56 p.m., authorities said. Police on the scene radioed a description of the gunman’s vehicle and officers nearby found a vehicle matching the description. Three males were taken into custody, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. A weapon was recovered. Police said the suspects and the victim were documented gang members. The victim’s identity was not being released Sunday evening pending notification of relatives, a Cook County Medical Examiner’s office spokesman said.
On Sunday night, a 27-year-old man was stabbed to death in a domestic incident in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood, police said. The attack happened about 8:40 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Wabash, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The man suffered multiple stab wounds in his leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died, Alfaro said. A woman was in custody but no charges had been filed as of early Monday, police said.
At least 11 people were hurt in violence:
◆ About 4:05 a.m. Sunday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder during a robbery attempt in the 6600 block of South Ingleside, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Hospitals, police said.
◆ About 3:05 a.m. Sunday, a 17-year-old was shot in the abdomen in the 5200 block of South Rockwell in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk when a light-color sedan pulled up next to him and someone inside started shooting, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. He said the attack may have been gang-related. The teen was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
◆ About 10:40 p.m. Saturday, a man thought to be in his 20s was shot in the abdomen in the 8100 block of South Eberhart in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
◆ About 9 p.m. Saturday, a male was shot in the left leg in the 8900 block of South Escanaba, police said. Information on his age, condition and where he was hospitalized were not available.
◆ About 5:45 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was in his back, upper thigh and groin in the 4800 block of West Thomas, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.
◆ About 5 p.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 400 block of North Lawler in the Austin neighborhood, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
◆ About 4 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 1000 block of North Waller in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said. The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in serious condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.
◆ About 3:47 p.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 6200 block of South Marshfield Avenue. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
◆ About 3:40 a.m. Saturday, a man thought to be in his 20s was stabbed in his abdomen in the 1200 block of North Clark. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.
◆ About 4 a.m., another man thought to be in his 20s was stabbed in the torso in the 600 block of North Clark, police said. He was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
◆ About 12:45 a.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg after leaving a party in the 10400 block of South Rhodes, police said. Police think the shooting may have been a drive-by attack because a dark-color SUV was seen fleeing the area after the shooting. A family member took the man to Roseland Community Hospital where he was in good condition, police said.