3 dead, 17 wounded in shootings since Friday
SUN-TIMES MEDIA December 15, 2013 1:12PM
Updated: December 15, 2013 11:40PM
Three men were killed and at least 17 people were injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon.
Louis Berry, 24, was found shot to death about 7:30 a.m. Sunday on a sidewalk in the 4300 block of West Cullerton Street about 7:30 a.m., police said. Berry, of the 3200 block of West Potomac, was shot in the back.
On Saturday morning, Deangelo Shelton, 26, was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Shelton was standing in the vestibule of an apartment with a 25-year-old man in the 300 block of North Central Avenue about 1:25 a.m. Saturday when an unknown suspect entered with several other people and opened fire on the two men before running away, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Shelton, of the 3800 block of West Arthington Street, was shot several times in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said. The 25-year-old man was shot once in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
About 1:10 a.m. Saturday, police officers responding to a call of shots fired found Michael Turner, 42, lying in the alley in the 700 block of East 67th Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood, authorities said. Turner, of the 9400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. Sunday. A 34-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue when a Pontiac Bonneville pulled up next to him and someone in the car opened fire. The man was shot in the right leg and left side, police said. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
Just before 7 a.m. Sunday, a 54-year-old man was in the 5600 block of South Western Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood. A man approached and shot him in the groin, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
Just after 6 a.m. Sunday, a 23-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were shot in the New City neighborhood on the South Side. They were driving eastbound near the 4700 block of South Throop Avenue when a person in another car drove up and fired shots, hitting the woman in her hand and the man in his back, police said. The woman was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition. The man was listed in serious condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.
About 4:28 a.m. Sunday, a 36-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 500 block of North Pine Avenue when a someone drove up in a dark brown, four-door car and fired shots, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was in good condition with a gunshot wound in his left hip.
Other shootings include:
◆ A 41-year-old man was shot in both legs about 3:45 a.m. Sunday in an alley in the 1500 block of West 79th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
◆ About 2:55 a.m. Sunday, a 34-year-old man was shot in the elbow in the 500 block of West 104th Street in the Roseland neighborhood, police said. He was taken to MetroSouth Hospital in Blue Island, where he was in good condition.
◆ Shortly after midnight in the Douglas neighborhood, a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg in a drive-by shooting. He was walking on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue about 12:25 a.m. Sunday when someone in a dark-color sedan drove past and fired shots, police said. The man was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
◆ An 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of East 46th Street in the Kenwood neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
◆ About 2:35 p.m. Saturday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 700 block of South Homan Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A van pulled up and someone inside fired shots at him, police said. The man went to Mount Sinai Hospital.
◆ About 4:05 a.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was walking in the 1800 block of North St. Louis Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood when he got into a gang-related argument with three unknown men. One of the men shot him in the lower left leg, police said. A relative took the man to Presence Saint Mary Medical Center.
◆ In the Englewood neighborhood about 3:25 a.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was standing on a porch in the 1100 block of West 68th Street when an unknown man walked up and opened fire, shooting him in the leg and groin, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center.
◆ About 3 a.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old man was shot in the hip in the 8100 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center.
◆ Just before midnight Friday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the lower right part of his chest in the Englewood neighborhood. He was shot while walking on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Laflin Street and he heard gunshots come from a group of men standing farther down the block, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center.
◆ About 11:30 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man suffered a graze wound in the 1800 block of North Mozart Street, police said. He was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.
◆ The first shooting of the weekend was at 4:35 p.m. Friday in the 3400 block of West 79th Street. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings.