3 killed, 28 hurt in shootings since Friday night
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE July 23, 2012 8:40AM
Updated: July 23, 2012 9:30AM
Three men are dead and at least 28 other people wounded from gun violence across the city since Friday night.
The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard, after a man intervened in a domestic argument between the suspect and a woman, police said. The suspect left to get a handgun, then returned about 12:50 a.m. on Saturday and opened fire, striking the man and two other people.
Akil Partee, 19, of the 5900 block of West Lake Street was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A 29-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and was in critical condition at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. A 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and taken in fair condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Authorities think the gunman may have shot the men from a light-colored vehicle.
Another man died after he was shot in the abdomen in the 4200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue at 1:46 a.m, police said. Pablo Hernandez, 41, of the 3500 block of South 60th Court in Cicero, was pronounced dead at Masonic at 3:37 a.m., according to medical examiner’s office.
About 6 a.m. on Saturday, Gerry Woods, 37, was shot at his home in the 4500 block of South Wood Street after he had apparently been in a fight with another man, authorities said. The other man returned to the scene with a semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots at Woods, authorities said, adding that the shooting may have been gang-related.
At least 26 other people were hurt in shootings on the South and West Sides since about 8 p.m. Friday evening.
Authorities did not immediately disclose motives for most of the shootings, though police said one stemmed from an argument between two men during a dice game and other shootings were believed to be either gang- or drug-related.
Four teenage boys were among the wounded during shootings Saturday night.
A 13-year-old boy was shot while sitting on the front porch of a home when two males approached on foot and opened fire at 10:54 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Morgan Street, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the right forearm.
Three teenage boys were shot while walking on the sidewalk in the 7100 block of South Loomis Boulevard at 11:23 p.m. when two males approached on foot and opened fire, police said.
A 13-year-old boy was taken in Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with gunshot wounds in the left and right shoulder, police said. A 16-year-old was shot in the right thigh and suffered a graze wound to the left thigh. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Another 13-year-old boy was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound in the right thigh, police said. All three teens were in “stable” condition.