7 killed, 44 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Seven people were killed and at least 44 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.

The weekend’s latest fatal shooting occurred at 5:28 p.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.

Jeffery Arnold Jr. was standing in the 3000 block of West Fifth Avenue at 5:28 p.m. when three males got out of a red SUV and began shooting, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Arnold, of the 7000 block of North Glenwood Avenue, was shot in the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:04 p.m., authorities said.

About three hours earlier, a woman was killed by her husband in a murder-suicide outside a church in the West Side Austin neighborhood. She was shot in the 5700 block of West Chicago Avenue about 2 p.m., then shot himself in the mouth, authorities said.

The woman, identified as 38-year-old Trinyce L. Sanders-Wilson, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:26 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. The man, 40-year-old Roshaun D. Wilson, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:39 p.m., authorities said.

They lived in the 2200 block of South 20th Avenue in Broadview, according to the medical examiner’s office. Autopsies are schedules for Monday. A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

Earlier Sunday, another man was shot and killed in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Latrell Gipson, 27, was walking on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Kostner about 1 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, authorities said. Gipson, who lived in the 1000 block of North Parkside, was shot in the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m.

About 7:15 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

He was sitting in a vehicle parked in the 6600 block of South Champlain when a black SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, hitting him multiple times, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died. The medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

Earlier Saturday, a melee in the Austin neighborhood left a woman dead and three others injured on the West Side. The four women got into a fight with another group of women about 3:20 a.m. in the first block of North Leclaire, and 27-year-old Marteace Rhone was shot in the head, authorities said. Rhone, of the 300 block of North Lotus, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 a.m.

Additionally, a 21-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the ear. One 28-year-old woman who was stabbed in the wrist and arm took herself to Rush Oak Park Hospital, and another stabbed in the hand showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Their conditions stabilized, police said.

Friday evening, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

About 7:15 p.m., Ural J. Durant was standing near an SUV parked in the 2400 block of West 79th Street when two people walked out of a gangway and started shooting at the vehicle, authorities said. Durant, whose home address was unknown, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:44 p.m.

The weekend’s first homicide happened about 5:45 p.m. Friday in Chatham on the South Side.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of East 82nd Street found 17-year-old De’Near Dashaun Scott lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest, authorities said. Scott, of the 6800 block of South Aberdeen, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Monday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 26-year-old man was on a sidewalk in the 1200 block of South Independence when he heard gunshots and realized he’d been hit in the left shin, police said. He drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 11:15 p.m. Sunday, two Chicago Police officers were hurt when their squad SUV slammed into another vehicle while responding to a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting on the West Side.

A 22-year-old woman was standing on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Hamlin when she heard gunfire and realized she’d been shot in the right leg, police said. She later showed up at Norwegian American Hospital and was listed in good condition.

Officers driving south to the scene on Hamlin with their emergency lights activated crashed into a car at the intersection of Hirsch, sending the squad vehicle into a parked car, police said. The officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital in good condition. The driver of the other car was ticketed for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

At least 41 more people were wounded in other shootings across the city between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Sunday.

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