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8 killed in Labor Day weekend violence

Updated: November 5, 2011 2:33PM

Eight men were killed in acts of violence throughout the city during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Between Friday night and Monday night seven men had been fatally shot and one stabbed to death in Chicago.

The latest happened Monday night shortly before 10 p.m. when an 18-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the Lawndale neighborhood.

He was standing with others outside in the 1300 block of South Kildare Avenue about 9;51 p.m. when someone approached on foot and fired shots, hitting him in the shoulder, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he later died.

Sadarius Sims, of 5905 S. Indiana Ave., was pronounced dead at 10:23 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot at 1316 S. Kildare Ave., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

That was the only homicide in the city on Monday.

On Sunday, about 10:25 p.m. in the 600 block of East 133rd Street. Nicholas Jackson, 29, was shot in the chest. He was fighting with several people during a street fight when a gunman pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest, police said.

Jackson, of 640 E. 133rd St. was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 11:37 p.m. the medical examiner’s office said.

On Saturday afternoon a man walking on a Southwest Side street was killed in a drive-by shooting.

The man -- identified by the medical examiner’s office as 38-year-old David Lucas -- was shot about 2:50 p.m. in the 6500 block of South California Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

Police said the man was walking when a light-colored four-door vehicle approached, a gunman exited and began shooting then fled in the vehicle.

Lucas, of 6911 S. Mozart St., was pronounced dead at 4:01 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Police said he was shot in the chest.

Two men standing on a Garfield Park street were killed in a Saturday afternoon drive-by shooting on the West Side.

The men were standing in the 2900 block of West Adams Street when the driver of a passing car pulled a gun about 12:45 p.m. and shot the men, Zala, citing preliminary information, said.

The medical examiner’s office identified the men as 18-year-old Deandre Boatman and 34-year-old Devonne Polk.

Boatman, of an unidentified home address, was pronounced dead at 1:25 p.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Polk, of 5318 W. Harrison St., was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:22 p.m.

Police described the vehicle as a light-colored two-door car of an unidentified make and model.

Police said both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

A gunman walked up to a 32-year-old man in a wheelchair on the West Side early Saturday and opened fire, killing him.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Martez Benton, was in a wheelchair when he was shot, according to police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

About 1:45 a.m., Benton was on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Division Street when a male approached him on foot and fired at him, striking him in the neck, head and back, a report from police News Affairs said.

Benton, of 1422 59th St. in Maywood, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

One man died and another was injured after they were stabbed in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood early Saturday.

The two were stabbed during a fight about 12:50 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, police said. A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and abdomen and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he later died.

Rodney Kyles Jr. of 5108 Roberta Lane in Richton Park was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. after being stabbed in the street at 1132 W. Wrightwood Ave., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the buttocks and was taken in good condition to Illinois Masonic.

And on Friday, a man was shot and killed while he sat on a park bench on the South Side, police said.

Tyrone Robertson, 20, of 10649 S. Wentworth Ave., was pronounced dead at Saint Bernard Hospital at 9:36 p.m. after being shot at 449 W. 72nd St., according to the medical examiner’s Office.

He was sitting on a park bench at Hamilton Park about 8:50 p.m., when shots rang out from behind the fieldhouse and struck him, police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.

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