2 dead, 7 wounded in weekend shootings
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE January 18, 2014 7:20AM
Updated: January 18, 2014 9:31AM
Two people are dead and at least seven others wounded since Friday afternoon in shootings across the city.
A man was shot dead in the South Side Chatham neighborhood Friday evening.
Tremaine Scott, 19, was walking with friends about 7:05 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Princeton when an unknown male approached the group, started fighting with them and eventually pulled out a gun, shooting the Scott his chest, police said.
Scott, of the 9300 block of South Calumet Avenue, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 8:06 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
About an hour and a half earlier, another man was shot dead in the West Side Austin neighborhood Friday afternoon.
Police responded to a call of shots fired at 5:22 p.m. and found 21-year-old Timothy Travis lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head in the 4900 block of West Huron, authorities said.
Travis, of the 4900 block of West Quincy, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:34 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
In the most recent non-fatal shooting, a man and a woman were wounded early Saturday after a drive-by in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
About 3:40 a.m., a 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were driving in the 800 block of North Kedzie when a white vehicle pulled up and fired shots into the passenger side of the victims’ vehicle, striking the man in his arm and the woman in her shoulder, police said.
The two then drove to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where they were both listed in stable condition, police said.
Three people were injured in another drive-by shooting two hours earlier on the Dan Ryan expressway.
About 1:25 a.m., a man and three women were in a blue 2008 Buick SUV when it broke down on the 71st Street exit ramp off southbound Interstate 94, police said. While they waited for help, someone in a black Dodge Charger with orange stripes pulled up and fired shots, striking the man and two of the women multiple times each, police said.
The man was shot four times, while two women were shot six times and three times, respectively, police said. The man and one of the women were transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, while the other woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The fourth woman in the car was not injured.
All the victims were listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A teen boy was shot and critically injured early Saturday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
The 16-year-old walked in to Mt. Sinai Hospital around 12:30 a.m. with several gunshot wounds and told police he was shot in the 1800 block of South Central Park, police said.
The boy was listed in critical condition early Saturday.
Another teenager was shot Friday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side.
The 15-year-old girl was shot in the neck during what appeared to be a domestic dispute in the 10000 block of South Perry, police said.
She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, police said.
No one is in custody for any of the shootings as police investigate.