1 dead, 10 wounded in shootings across Chicago over long holiday weekend
By SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE November 30, 2013 3:16PM
Updated: November 30, 2013 9:23PM
A 27-year-old man was shot to death Saturday on the West Side, less than a block from his home, and 10 people have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago over the long Thranksgiving weekend.
Gentiles Williamson, 27, was shot three times in the chest just after 12:35 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street in Garfield Park.
Williamson, who lived in the same block, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Two young men, believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, approached him, and one of them shot him in the chest before driving away, the police said.
In the other shootings across the city since Wednesday night:
◆ Around 1:25 a.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and a 21-year-old man who was with him was shot in an arm as they walked in the 4700 block of South King Drive in Bronzeville after leaving a party, according to the police. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment.
◆ Around 12:05 a.m. Friday, a 27-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the forehead when he was shot through a window while sitting inside a home in the 7600 block of South Dorchester Avenue in South Shore, police said.
◆ Shortly before midnight Thursday, a 22-year-old man was found lying in an alley with a minor gunshot wound to his upper left leg in the 4800 block of South Bishop Street in Back of the Yards, police said.
◆ Around 4 p.m. Thursday, two men, ages 27 and 24, were shot in the 7100 block of South Wentworth Avenue, according to the police, who said the men were able to get to a hospital.
◆ Around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, a 27-year-old man was shot in his left arm in a drive-by shooting as he walked in the 100 block of West 63rd Street in Englewood, police said.
◆ About 20 minutes before that, a 43-year-old man was wounded early Thursday hen a gun went off during what the police said was a fight with his 57-year-old girlfirend in the 7800 block of South Cregier Avenue in South Shore. Fredrick Payton, 43, who was shot in an ear, was charged with domestic battery after being treated at Stroger Hospital. The police said he’s been hitting the woman with his fists, then grabbed a gun and threatened to shoot her, leading to a struggle over the gun in which it went off.
◆ Around 12:40 a.m. Thursday, a 37-year-old man was shot in the neck during a home invasion inside an apartment in the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue in Englewood, according to the police, who said three men forced their way in and opened fire. Dalaneo Tillman, 31, and Lester Jones, 27, were charged Saturday with aggravated battery, home invasion and attempted robbery in connection with the shooting. Jones was shot in an arm during the home invasion and was arrested shortly after his release from a hospital, prosecutors said in court Saturday, and Tillman was arrested outside the shooting scene. The shooting victim was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and released.
◆ Around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, a 22-year-old man was shot in his right leg as he walked in a parking lot in the 6900 block of South Ashland Avenue in West Englewood, the police said.