3 dead, 14 hurt in shootings across Chicago since Friday night
By SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE June 21, 2014 11:12AM
From the homicide at 108th & Perry. Saturday, June 21, 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times
Updated: June 22, 2014 7:20AM
Three people are dead -- including a 15-year-old boy -- and at least 14 other people have been injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday night.
A man was found shot to death early Sunday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.
The 23-year-old was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at 3:05 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said.
The man, who lived in the 100 block of West 126th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:24 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His name was withheld early Sunday pending family notification.
About 10 p.m. Saturday, one teenage boy was killed one block from his home and another boy was wounded in a Roseland neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side.
The two boys, ages 15 and 16, were shot while they standing on a corner in the 100 block of West 109th Street, when a vehicle pulled up, and several people got out and opened fire, police said.
The 15-year-old, of the 100 block of West 110th Street, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:25 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld early Sunday pending notification of his family.
The 16-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.
The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened Saturday afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Taurus Williams, 23, was near the intersection of 111th Street and South Homewood Avenue at 4:44 p.m. when he was shot in the chest, authorities said.
Two groups of people were at the location when shots were heard, police said. People ran in different directions and the man was left on the ground.
Williams, of the 300 block of West 100th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 5:37 p.m., authorities said.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
A 14-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the foot about 1 a.m. near 115th Street and Parnell Avenue, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition. Police said the boy is being uncooperative with authorities.
About 10:35 p.m. Saturday, a 55-year-old man was wounded in a Grand Boulevard neighborhood shooting on the South Side.
The man was shot multiple times in what police said might have been a drive-by attack in the 300 block of West 42nd Street. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the face in the 4700 block of North Avers Avenue in another possible drive-by attack. He was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in “stable” condition, police said.
About an hour earlier, a man was shot during an armed robbery at a store in the Logan Square neighborhood.
The store clerk, a 25-year-old man, was shot about 5:35 p.m. in the 2600 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said. The shooter took cash from the store and left, police said. The clerk was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said.
At least nine other people have been wounded in eight separate shootings on the South and West sides since 10:20 p.m. Friday. The people hurt in those incidents were listed in good or “stable” condition, according to police.