6 dead, 23 wounded in shootings since Friday night
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE July 20, 2013 2:38PM
A 25-year-old man was killed and a 23-year-old man was wounded early Sunday in a shooting in the 500 block of West Pearson Street, police said. | Sam Charles~Sun-Times Media.
Updated: August 23, 2013 6:24AM
Six men were killed and at least 23 people — including a 6-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
Asked Sunday about Chicago’s reputation in the wake of another violent weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s primarily “concerned about the safety and security of our neighborhoods, and our residents.”
He again pushed for a three-year sentencing minimum for gun crimes — calling it the “weak link” in the city’s crime-fighting strategy. And he said it’s time to replace the “code of silence” with a “moral code.”
Bloodstains on a concrete roadway marked the site where Donald Lewis, 25, of the 2600 block of West 12th Place, was fatally shot outside a group of boarded-up Cabrini-Green row homes on the Near North Side early Sunday. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died at 5:35 a.m., police said. A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and treated at Northwestern, police said.
They were shot about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of West Pearson. A neighbor who asked not to be named said Lewis was hanging out the street hours earlier with a large group of friends, chatting and drinking beer.
Earlier Sunday, one man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting on the Far South Side, police said. They were standing outside with a group of people in the 600 block of East 131st Street about 1:50 a.m. when a fight broke out and someone fired shots, police said.
Marcus Holden, 28, was shot multiple times and was found unresponsive at the scene. Holden, of the 13300 block of South Langley, was pronounced dead at Roseland Community Hospital at 3 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. A 40-year-old man also was shot multiple times, and a 28-year-old woman was shot in the back. They were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. A 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks; he made it on his own to Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island.
About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Eugene Clark, 25, of the 7900 block of South Karlov, was shot multiple times near 71st and Ashland, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. Police said Stanford Thompson, 25, was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Clark and was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.
About 11 p.m. Saturday, William Brown, 34, of the 8700 block of South Essex, was shot in the head in the 8500 block of South Saginaw. Paramedics took him to Stroger Hospital, where he died about an hour later, according to the medical examiner’s office.
About 9:30 p.m. Friday, Carlos Barron, 19, was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of West Hirsch when shots were fired at him from a light-color sedan. He was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 11:10 p.m.
The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Maurice Gibson, 26, was on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Vincennes when an unidentified man approached him and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Gibson, of the 8900 block of South Ashland, was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he died about half an hour later.
At least 23 people have been injured in separate shootings since Friday evening, according to police.
A 52-year-old woman and a 6-year-old girl were seriously wounded when they were caught in an exchange of gunfire about 7:40 p.m. Friday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
They were standing on the sidewalk in the 300 block of West 105th Street when two men nearby started shooting at each other, according to police and fire officials.
The girl was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh. Both were transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Neither gunman was hurt.
Two people were questioned by police in connection with the shooting, but were later released and the investigation is ongoing.
The girl was identified by family members as Quianna Tompkins at a news conference Saturday night, during which her mother urged anybody with information about the shooting to come forward.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the 10100 block of South Winston in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police said. A man in his 30s suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.