CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - At least two people have been killed and seven wounded in gun violence across Chicago this weekend, including a 26-year-old man who was shot to death Sunday morning in Logan Square on the North Side.
About 2:02 a.m., officers discovered the man in the 3400 block of West Diversey Avenue with injuries to the chest, chin and arm, Chicago police said.
He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said. Area North detectives are investigating.
Early Saturday morning, a young, off-duty Chicago police officer was killed in an apparently random shooting.
The officer was shot as he sat in his car with three friends after a night out, police said. At least three males approached them about 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of North Clark and opened fire.
Officer John P. Rivera, 23, was struck in the chest, arm and mouth, and died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said. Another 23-year-old in the car was hit in the chest and arms, and underwent surgery.
Surveillance video showed the shooters target Rivera’s car, police said. One person is in custody. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the attack “appears to be random.”
In nonfatal gun violence this weekend, a 37-year-old man was shot while driving Sunday morning in West Elsdon on the Southwest Side.
About 3:08 a.m., the man was driving in the 5800 block of South Hamlin Avenue when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, police said.
He was struck in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was stabilized, police said. Area Central detectives are investigating.
A few hours earlier, a 47-year-old man was shot in West Englewood on the South Side.
About midnight, the man was inside his garage in the 7000 block of South Claremont Avenue when someone fired shots from outside, police said.
He was struck in the leg and transported himself to Holy Cross Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said. Area Central detectives are investigating.
A man was wounded Saturday evening in the Scottsdale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
About 7:20 p.m., he was standing in a driveway in the 8000 block of South Knox Avenue when a maroon car pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said.
The man, 43, was struck once in the chest and twice in his armpit, police said. His condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Earlier Saturday evening, a man was wounded in a shooting in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.
The 36-year-old was driving in the 7900 block of South State Street about 6 p.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot, police said. A green SUV was seen fleeing the area.
The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his side, police said. His condition was stabilized.
Saturday morning, A 27-year-old man was shot in Garfield Park on the West Side.
Just after 1 a.m., the man was inside of a business in the 200 block of North Kedzie Avenue when someone outside fired shots, police said. He was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition
It is unknown if he was the intended target, police said. Area North detectives are investigating.
In the weekend’s first reported shooting, a 32-year-old woman was wounded Friday night in Humboldt Park on the West Side.
At 11:18 p.m., the woman was in a vehicle in the 1000 block of North Spaulding Avenue with her boyfriend when he got into an argument with an unknown male on the street, police said. The male fired shots into the vehicle and struck the woman in the pelvis.
She was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said. Area North detectives are investigating.
The weekend begins 5 p.m. Friday and lasts until 5 a.m. Monday.
Last weekend in Chicago, 20 people were shot — 3 of them fatally.