3 killed, 25 wounded in weekend shootings

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

Most recently, a 21-year-old woman was shot to death early Monday in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side, police said.

The woman and a male were in a vehicle stopped at a red light in the 5900 block of North Ridge about 12:55 a.m. when another male got out of a gray car nearby and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The woman was shot in the head and taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

A police source said the male sitting in the vehicle’s passenger seat is a documented gang member. He was not injured in the shooting.

About 1:20 p.m. Saturday, a 36-year-old man was killed in a Washington Park neighborhood shootout on the South Side.

Deitrick Stogner and 17-year-old boy were firing on each other in the 100 block of West Garfield, authorities said.

Stogner, who lived in the 4600 block of South Prairie, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and side and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:24 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the same hospital in good condition, police said. Charges were pending against him.

The weekend’s first fatal attack happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in the North Lawndale neighborhood, where a 30-year-old Southwest Side man was gunned down.

Lamar Watson was standing outside in the 2200 block of South Kolin when someone walked up and shot him in the head, authorities said.

Watson was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 6:30 a.m. He lived around the corner in the 2200 block of South Kirkland.

The most recent nonfatal shootings happened Sunday evening on the West and Far South sides.

About 9:40 p.m., a 65-year-old man standing in the backyard of a West Pullman neighborhood home was shot in the lower back and right arm by someone in the alley of the 12100 block of South Wentworth. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

At 7:05 p.m., a 36-year-old man walked into Loretto Hospital after an Austin neighborhood shooting in the first block of North Long Avenue. He told detectives he had been sitting in a parked vehicle when three people walked up and one of them shot him in the chest and shoulder. The documented gang member was transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 5:30 p.m., a 27-year-old woman was shot in the right arm by someone in a silver van while she was driving in the 200 block of North Homan in East Garfield Park. She took herself to the University of Illinois Hospital, where she was listed in good condition, police said.

At least 21 more people were wounded in other shootings between 8 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

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