Police: Three dead, four wounded in shootings since Friday night
BY SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE May 10, 2014 9:50AM
Updated: May 10, 2014 3:53PM
Three people were killed and at least four others have been wounded in shootings on the South and West sides since Friday night, police said.
About 1:35 p.m. Saturday, a male was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
The male, whose age was not immediately known, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the arms and torso about 1:35 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Adams Street, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk when an unknown number of offenders exited a vehicle that pulled up alongside him, and shots were fired, police said. The offenders then got back in the vehicle and it sped away.
The male was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.
Earlier Saturday, a 34-year-old man was found shot to death in Little Village, police said.
The man was found unresponsive in the 4100 block of West 28th Street at 3:24 a.m., police said. He was dead at the scene.
The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death Saturday morning.
The man’s uncovered body could be seen lying face up on the sidewalk on the southwest corner of 28th Street and Kedvale Avenue, adjacent to a boarded up single-story building tagged with gang graffiti.
As police investigated, several people who said they were family told officers that they knew the man, saying the man’s hat — “the one he wears every day” — was laying next to his body.
About 7:50 p.m. Friday in the Morgan Park neighborhood, Summer Moore, 37, heard gunfire while sitting in a front yard in the 11400 block of South Aberdeen Street, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. She began to run but was struck in the chest, police said.
Moore, of the 3100 block of West Marquette Road, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 8:38 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
The most recent non-fatal shooting left a 30-year-old man injured early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood.
The man was on the sidewalk about 2:10 a.m. in the 200 block of South Lotus Avenue when a dark-colored minivan drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. He ran to a nearby relative’s home and a family member drove him to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. He was listed in “stable” condition with two gunshot wounds to his left leg, police said.
Less than 30 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood. The 22-year-old man was standing outside about 2 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street when he heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said. He suffered a gunshout wound to the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
About 1:20 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the 1400 block of North California Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The man was shot in the abdomen and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. His condition was not immediately known.
Late Friday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of East Kensington Avenue in West Pullman. While the man was walking on the sidewalk, a gray minivan drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. The man was taken in “stable” condition to Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare in Hammond, Ind. with a gunshot wound to the upper right arm, police said.
No one is in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.