7 killed, 42 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Seven people were killed and at least 35 others — including a 5-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

About 8:35 a.m., an officer on patrol found 32-year-old Dwayne T. Triplett slumped over at the wheel of a vehicle near his home in the 1100 block of West 72nd Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:53 a.m., authorities said.

Earlier Sunday, two men, ages 34 and 42, were slain on a Brainerd neighborhood porch on the South Side. Officers responding at 1:13 a.m. to a call of shots fired in the 9000 block of South Marshfield found them dead, one shot in the head and the other in the neck, police said.

Authorities have not released their names. Family members identified the older man as Antwon Brooks, a father of two.

Late Saturday in Back of the Yards, a 17-year-old boy was killed and a 19-year-old man was wounded in more South Side gunfire.

They were standing in the street about 10:20 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Sangamon when a silver Audi pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. The 17-year-old, identified as Christopher Fields, was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 11:17 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 6200 block of South Sangamon.

The older teen was taken to the same hospital with an arm wound. His condition stabilized, police said.

About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old south suburban man was fatally shot in the West Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Travell Montgomery was on a porch in the 8800 block of South Princeton when three gunmen walked up and opened fire, shooting him in the head, authorities said.

Montgomery was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 7:55 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 16800 block of Western Avenue in Hazel Crest.

Friday night, a 27-year-old man was shot to death in the South Chicago neighborhood. Jeremy H. Ray was outside in the 8900 block of South Brandon about 9:35 p.m. when two gunmen got out of a car, walked up and opened fire, striking him repeatedly, authorities said. The shooters then drove off.

Ray, who lived in the 4200 block of West 112th Place, was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m., authorities said.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened less than an hour earlier, when one man was killed and another wounded in Englewood. Terry Bates Jr., 26, and a 27-year-old man were outside in the 200 block of West Garfield about 8:45 p.m. when two gunmen walked up to them and opened fire before running away, authorities said.

They were both shot multiple times and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Bates was pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m. He lived in the 500 block of West Oak Street. The older man suffered chest and leg wounds, and his condition was stabilized, police said.

A 5-year-old girl was wounded in the weekend’s first shooting, which happened about 8 p.m. Friday in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. She was on a sidewalk with a 34-year-old woman in the 6700 block of South Artesian when someone walked out of an alley and opened fire, striking the girl in the foot and the woman in the left ankle, police said.

The woman drove them to St. Bernard Hospital, where the woman’s condition was stabilized. The girl was transferred to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said. It was unclear if they were the targets of the shooting.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 3 a.m. Monday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 22-year-old man was standing outside in the 3000 block of West Walnut when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the left leg, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 11:15 p.m. Sunday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was standing in a gangway in the 1800 block of South Springfield when another male walked up, pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the right thigh and left calf and later showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

At least 29 other people were injured in shootings across Chicago between 8 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

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