1 dead, 9 wounded in shootings in Chicago
Sun-Times Media Wire March 24, 2013 8:06AM
One man is dead and at least another nine were wounded from acts of gun violence this weekend in areas throughout the city, from the South and Southwest side to Humboldt Park to Rogers Park.
The weekend’s sole homicide occurred Saturday about 9:47 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Muskegon Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
Antionio Grey, 26, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, authorities said. Grey, of the 8100 block of South Muskegon Avenue, was shot to death blocks from his home.
The most recent shooting occurred about 3:51 a.m. Sunday. A male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the forehead in the 7100 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said.
He was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn and his condition was not immediately known.
About 15 minutes earlier, a 27-year-old woman was shot in the chest while in her car in the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is in “stable” condition.
About 1:36 a.m. a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 2800 block of North Melvina Avenue, police said.
The man’s condition, as well as the hospital he was taken to, were not immediately known.
About 9:10 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the 3300 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. The 30-year-old man was shot twice in the leg and taken in “stable” condition to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
About 8:15 p.m. on Friday night a 21-year-old man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to his side, police said. He told authorities that he had been shot in the 7200 block of South Normal Avenue.
About 2:20 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood while walking his dog. The man was walking his dog in the 3900 block of West Thomas Street, police said.
He suffered gunshot wounds to the wrist, shoulder and back, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, according to police. The shooting may have been gang-related, since the victim has gang affiliations, according to police.
Two cousins, ages 19 and 22, were wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.
The shooting occurred at 3:34 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said. The two cousins were part of a group of people who were standing on the corner when they were about to get into their vehicle, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. At that point a black vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire on them, Mirabelli said.
Both men -- the 19-year-old in critical condition and the 22-year-old in serious condition -- were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said.
A couple hours later, about 5:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man was standing across the street from his home in the 2400 block of South Troy Street when a silver-colored vehicle with several occupants drove by and a rear seat passenger exited and shot him multiple time, Mirabelli said.
The victim, who has gang affiliations, according to police, was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The shooting was believed to be gang-related.