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10 dead, 54 wounded in holiday weekend shootings

Updated: July 7, 2013 9:23PM



Ten men have been killed and 54 other people, including two young boys, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this holiday weekend.

In the latest fatal shooting, a man was shot in the back and died about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of South Ashland in the Back of the Yard neighborhood, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. Another man was shot in the arm and chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, he said.

In the most recent nonfatal shooting, one person was in police custody Sunday night after three men and a woman were shot about 8:10 p.m. in the 11300 block of South Forest Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, a spray of bullets hit seven people at Flournoy and Francisco on the West Side. A 48-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Four people in critical condition and one in serious condition were taken to Stroger Hospital, fire officials said. One person in serious condition was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Earlier Saturday, a man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting on the Near West Side. Jerimiah Milsap, 25, was outside his home in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street with two other men about 3:15 a.m. when a dark-colored sedan pulled up, two people exited and opened fire, authorities said.

Milsap was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 7:31 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. A 21-year-old was shot in the left leg and also taken to Stroger Hospital. A 40-year-old was shot in the right arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 5:15 a.m. Friday in the Rogers Park neighborhood, Elliot Frazier, 26, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in the 7400 block of North Paulina Street, authorities said. Frazier, of the 7400 block of North Winchester Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:10 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Later Friday, a man who was shot the day before in the Gage Park neighborhood died, authorities said. 20-year-old Shavonte Howard died at 2:47 p.m. Friday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office. Howard, of the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue, was shot in the head about noon Thursday in the 5600 block of South Western Avenue, authorities said.

Thursday night, a man was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The man, 31-year-old Marlon Obanner of the 6500 block of South Paulina Street, was standing on a porch about 9:40 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Marshfield Avenue when two males approached on foot and opened fire, authorities said.

In anotherslaying, 21-year-old Steve Mabins, who lived on West Washington Street, near Madison, was shot in his side multiple times about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of South Francisco Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, authorities said.

The man was initially taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was declared dead just after 2 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Earlier, 36-year-old Cheodis Young of the 100 block of South Carpenter Street was shot in the head about noon Thursday in the 7300 block of South Wabash Avenue in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood and was dead on the scene, authorities said.

On Wednesday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood, three men were shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue, police said.

All three men showed up at St. Bernard Hospital without the help of paramedics, police said. One of the men, 26-year-old Ernest McMullen of the 800 block of East 46th Street, was shot in the head and declared dead minutes later, authorities said.

Another one of the men, an 18-year-old, was transferred to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. The third man, 19, was shot in the shoulder and was initially listed in “stable” condition.

The survivors were not cooperating with detectives, authorities said.

The violence began just before 7 p.m. Wednesday when a gunman exited a green vehicle and shot 24-year-old Rayford Brown in the back in the 2400 block of East 79th Street, authorities said. Brown, of the 2400 block of East 77th Street, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about 7:30 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Also, Chicago police officers fatally shot 17-year-old Christian Green about 1:10 p.m. Thursday in the 5600 block of South State Street after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers, authorities said.



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