2 dead, 19 wounded in weekend shootings
SUN-TIMES MEDIA December 29, 2013 3:37PM
Updated: December 30, 2013 6:38AM
Two men were killed and at least 19 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, police said.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 2 a.m. Monday at a stoplight in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road.
Four men had left a West Side bar after getting into a verbal altercation with another group of men and were in a car when an SUV pulled up and fired shots into their vehicle before fleeing, police said.
A 22-year-old man in the car was shot in the head and taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he later died, according to police. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death as of 6:45 a.m.
A 21-year-old in the vehicle was also shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition.
Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
Early Saturday, Craig Williams, 23, was fatally shot less than a block from his home in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 4500 block of South Indiana Avenue about 4:10 a.m. when two men got out of a dark-color sedan and fired at him, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He ran to a nearby vacant lot and collapsed, police said. He had multiple gunshot wounds. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
At least 18 other people have been shot since Friday evening, including:
◆ In the most recent nonfatal incident, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg at 1:50 a.m. Monday during an attempted robbery in the 6900 block of North Sheridan Road. The man was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston where his condition stabilized, police said.
◆ A 20-year-old man was sitting in a parked car just after midnight in the 11300 block of South Carpenter Road, when an unknown man got out of a nearby car, walked up to the 20-year-old and opened fire before fleeing in his own vehicle, police said. The victim was shot in the elbow and armpit, and he drove himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.
◆ A 22-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting about 9:35 p.m. Sunday in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The man was standing on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of South Harding Avenue when someone in a dark-color van fired at him, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
◆ About 6:15 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in in the 1500 block of North Leclaire Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, police said. Paramedics treated him at the scene for a graze wound to the cheek, police said.
◆ In the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, a man was shot in the finger about 5:11 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street, police said. He was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition.
◆ A 30-year-old man was shot multiple times by a man who took his coat shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting victim was standing outside in the first block of East 101st Place shortly when an armed man approached him and demanded his coat, police said. After he handed over his coat, the gunman shot him in the leg, groin and arm before fleeing in a light-color SUV, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
◆ About 2 a.m. Sunday, a man thought to be in his 30s was shot in the 11300 block of South Harvard Avenue, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, but details about his condition weren’t available.
◆ About 1 a.m. Sunday, a 42-year-old was walking in the 1100 block of South Western Avenue when an unknown man walked up and shot him in the left cheek and left arm, police said. The shooting may have been gang-related, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
◆ About 6:45 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were walking in the 10400 block of South Wallace Street when they were shot, police said. The 17-year-old was shot in the left ankle, and the 18-year-old suffered a graze wound to his calf, police said. Both were taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.
◆ Earlier Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot about 4:30 a.m. on the sidewalk in the 5700 block of South Laflin Street, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.
◆ About 3:20 a.m. Saturday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the groin while he was urinating in a gangway in the 6400 block of South Homan Avenue, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
◆ At 2:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder in the 4200 block of South Western Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
◆ In the South Lawndale neighborhood, a 23-year-old woman was shot in the arm about 1:10 a.m. in the 3100 block of South California Avenue. She was a passenger in a car when somone in a vehicle that pulled up alongside her fired shots, police said. She walked into Saint Anthony Hospital and was listed in good condition.
◆ Early Friday evening, a 70-year-old man was shot in the foot during a robbery in the Gold Coast, less than a block away from the home of Chicago Archbishop Francis George. The man was approached by a man who took his cellphone about 7:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Astor Street, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
◆ A few minutes earlier, a 25-year-old woman was shot while riding in a car in the Uptown neighborhood. She was a passenger in a vehicle in the 1000 block of West Wilson Avenue when someone in another vehicle opened fire, police said. She suffered a graze wound to her face and was taken in good condition to Weiss Memorial Hospital. Police said the shooting was thought to be gang-related.
◆ The first shooting of the weekend occurred about 7 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. A 25-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man got into a fight with another man, who shot them in the 2600 block of East 76th Street, police said. The woman was shot in her left arm, and the man was shot in his right arm. Then the shooter beat the man with an object that another woman handed to him, police said. The woman was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, and the man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. The male and female suspects, whose ages were not known, were taken in to custody, police said. Charges were pending against them.
Area detectives were investigating the shootings.