2 dead, 6 wounded in Monday violence
December 3, 2013 8:01AM
Updated: December 3, 2013 8:02AM
Two men were killed and at least six other people were hurt in violence across the city Monday.
The most recent homicide occurred about 2:30 p.m., when a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Jeremy Bafunsho was in the driver’s seat of a car in the 11300 block of South Edbrooke about 5:15 p.m. when he got into an altercation with a passenger, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The passenger then shot him in the abdomen, exited the vehicle and fired again before fleeing, police said.
Bafunsho was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 6:35 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
Earlier on the North Side, one man was killed and another was wounded in the Edgewater neighborhood.
An unknown gunman exited a light-colored van in the 6100 block of North Broadway and approached the two men on foot before opening fire about 10:35 a.m., police said.
Mensa G. Kifle, 20, of the 6000 block of North Albany, was shot in the shoulder and right hip, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at 11:27 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The other man, 24, was shot in both legs and the wrist and was listed in stable condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.
Loyola University issued a campus alert about the shooting, which noted that no one involved was affiliated with the school.
About 9:30 p.m., a teen boy was shot in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
The boy, 15, was shot in the hip about 9:30 p.m. in the 9200 block of South St. Lawrence, police said. The boy was walking with two other people when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up next to them, and someone inside opened fire. The vehicle then fled north on St. Lawrence, police said.
The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.
A few hours earlier on the West Side, a man was shot during a robbery in East Garfield Park.
The man, 35, was in an alley in the 200 block of North Francisco about 5:30 p.m. when he was approached by an armed suspect who announced a robbery, police said.
A struggle ensued, during which the man was shot in the hand, police said. He transported himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The shooter fled the scene with an unspecified amount of cash.
About an hour earlier, a man was stabbed during a fight in the South Side McKinley Park neighborhood that police believe was gang-related.
The 25-year-old man was outside with some friends in the 2000 block of West 37th Street about 4:30 p.m. when a person approached and shouted gang slogans, police said.
A fight broke out, during which the man was stabbed in the abdomen, police said. The victim told police that he knew the attacker, and the incident appeared to be gang-related.
The man was taken in stable condition to John G. Stroger Jr. Hospital, police said.
About 4 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
He was shot in the leg in the 12100 block of South State, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in stable condition.
About 2:30 p.m., a teen boy was shot along a Chicago public Schools Safe Passage Route in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
The boy, 16, was shot in the arm in the 6200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said. He transported himself to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
The block where he was shot is a Safe Passage Rouse leading to John Fiske Elementary School, according to the CPS website.
Police believe the shooting may have been a drive-by attack.
Nobody is in custody for any of Monday’s incidents as area detectives continue to investigate.