CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - One man was killed and at least eight others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago.
The man was discovered shot to death about 2:15 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Police responded to a call of a person shot and found 33-year-old Michael Buckner lying in a lot in the 3900 block of West Monroe, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Buckner, whose address was not known, was shot in the legs, neck and abdomen and pronounced dead at the scene at 2:34 a.m., authorities said. Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.
Most recently, two people were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
The 17-year-old boy and 20-year-old man were standing on the sidewalk about 9:40 p.m. in the 1400 block of West 51st Street when someone in a black car nearby opened fire, according to police. The boy was shot in the thighs and right foot, while the man suffered a gunshot wound to the right shin. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.
Less than an hour earlier, a 40-year-old man was seriously wounded in a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting on the West Side. He was standing on the sidewalk about 9:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Haddon when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the back of the head, police said. The man — a documented gang member — took himself to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and was being transferred to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
At 6:04 p.m., a 24-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle in the 5600 block of South Throop Street in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, when a black vehicle drove up from behind and suspects began shooting, police said. The man was shot in the neck and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
At 12:43 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood’s 500 block of West 87th Street, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
About eight hours earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was standing on the sidewalk at 4:32 a.m. in the 4100 block of West Belmont when a male fired shots from a dark-colored vehicle nearby, police said. The man was shot in the leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.
At 2:09 a.m., a man was shot in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side. The 25-year-old was standing in the 3400 block of North Clark when another male walked up and opened fire, striking him in the left shoulder, police said. The man was taken to Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
Monday’s first shooting happened about 1:55 a.m. in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 10100 block of South Exchange found a 26-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.
Monday’s shootings were preceded by a weekend in which eight people were killed and 33 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago.