2 dead, 8 wounded in weekend shootings
SUN-TIME MEDIA WIRE January 6, 2014 12:52AM
Updated: January 6, 2014 5:46AM
Two people are dead – including a teenage boy – and at least eight other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon.
A 30-year-old man died Friday afternoon after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood, police said, marking the city’s first homicide of 2014.
Ronald Sawyer, of the 11000 block of South Parnell Avenue, suffered gunshot wounds to the back, face, hand and buttocks about 1:15 p.m. in the 300 block of West 114th Street, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
The shooter fled west into an alley, got into a vehicle and fled east on 115th Street, police said.
Sawyer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 4:08 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
Meanwhile, a possible argument over video games may have led to the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy early Sunday in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.
Police have charged the cousin of the slain teen – a 13-year-old boy – with first-degree murder, police said. That teen has been sent to juvenile court for processing.
The shooting occurred at 5:50 a.m. in the 500 block of East 38th Place, police said.
Raymond Galloway, of the 4300 block of South Champlain Avenue, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:32 a.m., authorities said.
It was unclear how the 13-year-old obtained the gun as of Monday morning.
The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred about 10:50 p.m. Saturday in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
A 20-year-old man was walking in the 3100 block of South 52nd Street when he said he heard gunshots, felt pain and realized he had been shot in the arm, police said.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.
About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 5400 block of West Madison Street when an unknown person walked up to the car and fired shots at the man before fleeing on foot, police said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai in “stable” condition with gunshot wounds to his arm and leg, police said.
Earlier Saturday afternoon, a man was shot three times in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
The 23-year-old man was shot about 12:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Ohio Street, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition with two gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the arm, police said.
About an hour and a half earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
He was standing in the 8000 block of South Artesian Avenue about 11 a.m. when someone drove by in a white vehicle and shot at him, police said. The man refused medical attention.
Earlier Saturday morning, a 29-year-old man was shot in the hip while driving in the 3200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 3:40 a.m., police said.
The shooting occurred when an unknown offender pulled up next to the vehicle, yelled gang slogans and opened fire, police said.
The man then drove himself to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and was later released, police said.
Less than an hour earlier, two men were critically wounded in a Bronzeville neighborhood shooting.
The men, ages 25 and 55, were shot about 3:05 a.m. while they were standing on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East 35th Street, police said. Another male approached the two men and, after an argument, he opened fire on them.
The 55-year-old man was shot in the chest, while the 25-year-old man was shot in the chest, abdomen and right leg. They were both initially treated at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center but were later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. Both men were listed in critical condition.
A 53-year-old man was shot Friday night during an apparent robbery in the South Deering neighborhood.
The man was shot in the back about 8:20 p.m. during an apparent robbery in the 2600 block of East 106th Street, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Area detectives are investigating all of the shootings.