2 dead, 12 injured in weekend violence in Chicago
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE March 24, 2013 1:43PM
Updated: March 25, 2013 1:04AM
Two men were killed and and at least 12 people were injured in violence this weekend in Chicago.
Early Sunday, Kenneth Johnson, 49, was stabbed to death in his home in the 11400 block of South Rockwell Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 3:50 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. His son, Mason Johnson, 24, was charged early Monday with first-degree murder, police said. He was being treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for injuries sustained in the altercation, according to police.
In the weekend’s only fatal shooting, Antonio Grey, 26, of the 8100 block of South Muskegon, was shot in the chest about 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the 7800 block of South Muskegon, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. Grey was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died, authorities said.
Twelve people were wounded in acts of violence over the weekend:
♦ About 5:20 p.m. Sunday, two people were stabbed in the 500 block of East 87th Street in the Chatham neighborhood. A woman who was in critical condition after being stabbed in the face and body and a man who was stabbed in the stomach were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
♦ At 12:56 p.m. Sunday, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks in the 2100 block of West 37th Street in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
♦ At 3:51 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old man was shot in the head after arguing with a driver attempting to pass his double-parked vehicle in the 7100 block of South Maplewood on the Southwest Side, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.
♦ At 3:37 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old woman was shot in the chest in her car in the 7500 block of South Coles in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
♦ About 1:36 a.m. Sunday, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 2800 block of North Melvina, police said.
♦ About 9:10 p.m. Saturday, a 30-year-old man was shot twice in the leg the 3300 block of South Ashland, police said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
♦ About 5:30 a.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was hit multiple times in a drive-by shooting across the street from his home in the 2400 block of South Troy, police said. A passenger in the rear seat got out of a silver vehicle and shot the man multiple times, police said. The victim was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said the shooting was gang-related.
♦ At 3:34 a.m. Saturday, two cousins, ages 19 and 22, were wounded in a shooting in the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side, police said. They were standing on a corner with a group of people. When they were about to get into their vehicle, a black vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire on them, police said. Both men were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston; the 19-year-old was in critical condition and the 22-year-old was in serious condition, police said.
♦ About 2:20 a.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was walking his dog in the 3900 block of West Thomas in the Humboldt Park neighborhood when he was shot in the wrist, shoulder and back, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, according to police. The shooting may have been gang-related, police said.
♦ About 8:15 p.m. Friday, a 21-year-old man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound in his side, police said. He told authorities that he had been shot in the 7200 block of South Normal.