One dead, 16 hurt in overnight shootings
SUN TIMES MEDIA March 17, 2012 10:20AM
One man was killed and 16 others were wounded in shootings throughout the city between Friday night and Saturday morning.
Joel Sanroman, 42, died after he was shot in the head while in a vehicle in Marquette Park early Saturday, authorities said.
Sanroman was driving in the 3100 block of West 53rd Street about 12:45 a.m. when several males on the street started yelling gang slogans at his car and fired as he passed, police said.
A few minutes later, two men--ages 22 and 21--who standing in the 7400 block of South Blackstone Avenue were shot when a gunman stepped out from an alley and fired, police said.
Then, a 20-year-old man standing outside in the 6400 block of South Normal Boulevard was shot in the pelvis at 1:50 a.m., police said.
A 21-year-old man was also shot in the abdomen in the 5100 block of Maplewood Avenue at 2 a.m., police said.
A vehicle fleeing from the scene crashed in the 4400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue. According to Fire Media Affairs, four people were critically injured with two taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and two others taken Stroger Hospital. However, police indicated Saturday morning that only three people were hurt in the wreck, all hospitalized in stable condition.
Meanwhile, at 2:45 a.m., two women, ages 30 and 33, were shot in the legs while they were standing with others in the 5700 block of South Lowe Avenue, police said.
Earlier Friday evening, a man was shot multiple times in the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue while another man was shot in the back in the 4100 block of South Rockwell Street, police said.
Friday’s shootings started about 5 p.m., when a 34-year-old man told police he was shot in the ankle while standing in front of a store in the 5200 block of South Damen Avenue.
About 5:30 p.m., a 17-year-old girl and 20-year-old woman were shot in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue, police said. The girl was shot in the hand and the woman suffered a graze wound to the nose.
One person was taken into custody, but no charges have been filed as of Friday night, police said.
A 22-year-old man sitting on his front porch was also shot in the chest around 9:30 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Sangamon Street, police said.
About 20 minutes later, a 19-year-old man was shot in the head in the 6300 block of North Oakley Avenue, police said. The gunman called the man over to a vehicle before shooting him, police said.
About 10:10 p.m., a 40-year-old woman driving south was wounded in the buttock when a bullet came the door of her vehicle in the 1400 block of South Pulaski Road, police said.
A 36-year-old man was driving east in the 2100 block of West Fletcher Street about 11:15 p.m. when shots were fired at his vehicle from a passing white pickup truck, police said, citing preliminary information.
He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the face, police said.