3 dead, 17 wounded in shootings since Friday night
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE July 16, 2012 8:16AM
Updated: July 16, 2012 8:16AM
Three men were killed and at least 17 other people -- including a 14-year-old boy -- were injured in shootings across the city since Friday night.
The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 1:40 a.m. Saturday on the Lower West Side. Mark Carney, 26, was shot multiple times in the back during a drive-by shooting in the 1800 block of South Sangamon Street, authorities said.
A witness told police they saw Carney in the street when they heard five to six shots coming from a gold-colored vehicle carrying three men.
Carney, of the 1800 block of South Peoria Street, was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died at 6:01 a.m., authorities said.
The next fatal shooting took place about 2:02 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Whipple Street in the North Lawndale neighborhood. James Bell, 26, was walking down the street when he got into an argument with some people who were on a nearby porch, authorities said.
Bell allegedly started shooting at the people on the porch, who then returned gunfire, striking him in the groin and thigh, authorities said. Bell, of the 300 block of West Polk Street, ran from the scene and collapsed in the 1100 block of South Sacramento Boulevard, authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:31 a.m.
A shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood Saturday night about 8:35 p.m. killed a 27-year-old man and left another man, 41, shot in the leg. Andrew Jackson, of the 7600 block of South Saginaw Avenue, was dead at the scene while the other man was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, authorities said.
Police took one person in custody after a witness identified him as the shooter. A security camera at a nearby store also caught the shooting on tape, police said.
A total of at least 17 people were wounded in gun violence across the city from Friday night to Sunday night. Five of those injured were taken to hospitals in serious or critical condition, including a 14-year-old boy who is the youngest victim of weekend gunfire.
He was one of two people shot about 9:20 p.m. in the 200 block of East Garfield Boulevard, in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood. The boy and a 51-year-old man were outside when a male suspect shot them both, police said.
The teen was shot in the abdomen and is in serious condition at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital early Sunday, police News Affairs Officer Greer said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and was taken in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
The most recent shooting happened about 9:24 p.m. in the 3600 block of West 16th Street, where a 15-year-old was shot “several times” in the abdomen near a public elementary school, police said. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.
Area detectives are investigating.