5 dead, 18 wounded in city gun violence
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE May 19, 2013 8:56AM
Updated: June 21, 2013 6:27AM
Five people have been killed and at least 18 others wounded — including a 12-year-old boy left in critical condition — in shootings across the city since Friday night.
The most recent fatal shooting happened around 2:10 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South Cicero in the West Side’s Austin neighborhood, police said. Edward Jordan, 53, of the 4900 block of West Lexington, was shot in the neck and later died at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, shots were fired at a group of people at Ryan Harris Memorial Park in the 6800 block of South Lowe in the Englewood neighborhood. Shaneda Lawrence, 30, of the 9600 block of South Peoria, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at 12:46 a.m. at Stroger Hospital. A woman in her 20s was shot in the wrist, and a 24-year-old man was shot in the back. Both were taken to area hospitals.
Around 3:50 a.m. Saturday, Keith Johnson, 27, was shot in the head during an argument with a man on the sidewalk in the 4800 block of West Iowa on the West Side, authorities said.
Around 8:05 p.m. Friday, Ramar Bonner, 40, was found shot to death in the 200 block of North Mayfield in the Austin neighborhood. Bonner had been shot in the back of his head. Police said an unknown gunman fled on foot after the shooting.
Around 7:24 p.m. Friday, Clifton Barney, 17, was found with a gunshot wound in his chest in the 7700 block of South Langley in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At least 18 others were wounded in weekend shootings:
Around 2:25 a.m. Monday, a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman were shot in the 4900 block of North Whipple Street in the Albany Park neighborhood. The two were sitting in a parked car when a gunman approached and opened fire, striking the teen boy in the head and shoulders and the woman in the right forearm, police said. The teen was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The woman was taken in “stable” condition to Swedish Covenant Hospital, but was later transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
Around 1 a.m. Monday, a man walked with a gunshot wound to the leg walked into Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said. The man, thought to be in his 20s, told police he was in the 400 block of West 122nd Street when he was shot.
Around 8:39 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was seriously wounded in the South Side Morgan Park neighborhood. Two suspects shot at him and another person in a gangway in the 11500 block of South Church Street, as they tried to rob the men. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the lower back.
Around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, a 42-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were shot in the 12000 block of South Lafayette while sitting in a vehicle when someone walked up to them and started shooting. The man suffered a graze wound to his wrist and refused medical treatment. The woman was shot in the lower right leg and taken to Roseland Hospital, police said.
Around 3 p.m. Saturday, a 12-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in the 2800 block of West 23rd Street in the Little Village neighborhood. Police said the boy was critically wounded while handling a gun with another child. Fire Department officials said the boy had been shot multiple times and paramedics took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy, who was not home at the time of the shooting, was charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct for bringing the gun into the residence, police said.
At 3:35 a.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man was driven to Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in shoulder in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The man was a passenger in a vehicle at Division and Pulaski when a group of males begin yelling gang slogans and opened fire.
At 11:25 p.m. Friday, three people were wounded in the 1200 block of South Kolin in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 21-year-old woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in grave condition with a gunshot wound in her neck or face, police said. A 38-year-old man was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound in his back. A 38-year-old woman was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition with a gunshot wound in her right arm.