Police: 11 dead, 56 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Eleven people were killed and at least 56 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, police said.

Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was shot to death Friday afternoon as she pushed one of her children in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side.

Aldridge, 32, was pushing a baby in a stroller in the 6300 block of South Calumet about 3:30 p.m. when two other men walked up and shot at a third man, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Aldridge, of the 6400 block of South King Drive, was shot in the head and arm. She died at Stroger Hospital at 4:15 p.m., authorities said. Two men have been charged with her murder and were ordered held without bail Sunday.

The most recent homicide happened about 12:30 a.m. Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Officers responding about 12:30 a.m. to a call of a person shot at a home in the 100 block of West 112th Place found 35-year-old Otha M. Mooney with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Mooney, who lived in the home, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:55 a.m. Police said the shooting is domestic-related and a 43-year-old man has been taken into custody. Charges were pending Monday morning.

About 7 p.m. Sunday on the Southwest Side, someone walked up to a group of people in the 6200 block of South Kenneth and started shooting, police said. Roberto Rodriguez Jr., 21, was shot multiple times, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 1:10 a.m. Monday, authorities said. He lived on the block where the shooting happened. A 17-year-old boy and 24-year-old man, both shot in the leg, later showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized, police said.

About 4:20 p.m. Sunday, 20-year-old Terrence Murphy was shot to death near his home in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. He was on a sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Jackson when someone walked up and shot him in the abdomen, authorities said. Murphy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where died at 4:43 p.m.

Earlier Sunday in the South Loop, a 45-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley in the 1800 block of South Michigan about 10 a.m., police said. A witness said they heard an argument and then a single gunshot. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

About 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, five males walked up to a 38-year-old man after he parked his vehicle in the 3600 block of West 5th Avenue, and one of them shot him in the head. He was dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been released.

Shortly after midnight, officers on patrol near the 4400 block of West Monroe in the West Garfield Park neighborhood heard gunfire and found 30-year-old Demarco Richards on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Richards, whose home address was unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:27 a.m. An 18-year-old woman had also been shot in the left foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. A 25-year-old man later arrived at Stroger with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and right ankle. His condition stabilized, police said.

About 12:15 p.m. Saturday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood, a 19-year-old Mahadi Hering was part of one group fighting with another in the 7100 block of South Rhodes when someone pulled a gun and opened fire, police said. Hering was shot in the head and driven by friends to Jackson Park Hospital. He was later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 7200 block of South Evans. A 17-year-old boy shot in the leg was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, and a 35-year-old man shot in the neck took himself to Provident Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Earlier Saturday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, 21-year-old Dylan N. Dent was riding in a car near his home in the 500 block of West 127th Street along with a 24-year-old man about 3:35 a.m. when a male with dreadlocks shot them from a blue truck, authorities said. Both were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where Dent died of a gunshot wound to the shoulder at 4:30 a.m., authorities said. The other man was shot in the leg. His condition stabilized.

At 6:13 p.m. Friday, a gunman aiming for someone else instead hit a 55-year-old man in the chest in the 900 block of West Wilson in the North Side Uptown neighborhood, authorities said. He died at Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 6:51 p.m.

About the same time in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side, someone got out of a car in the 1500 block of North Meade and shot 35-year-old Ramon M. Tolbert in the head and chest, authorities said. Tolbert, of the 200 block of North Kildare, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 1:45 a.m. Monday in Austin. A 19-year-old man was standing outside in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone in black clothing walked up and opened fire, striking the man in the right leg and right hand, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said, adding that the man is a documented gang member.

At least 48 more people were shot across the city between 4 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Monday.

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