Police: 2 dead, 17 wounded in Halloween shootings across Chicago

- Two people were killed and at least 17 more wounded in Halloween shootings across the city on Monday, according to Chicago Police.

The latest slaying happened about 7 p.m. in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. A 24-year-old man was outside in the 4600 block of North Kenmore when someone in an SUV pulled up and shot him in the side. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not have details on the death.

Earlier Monday, a 28-year-old man was shot to death in an Englewood neighborhood apartment on the South Side. Officers found Mark Higgins Jr. about 4 a.m. on the kitchen floor of his second-floor unit in the 1100 block of West Garfield, with gunshot wounds to the head and chest, authorities said. He was dead at the scene.

The day’s latest spate of gun violence left 13 people wounded in less than six hours.

At 11:21 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk with several other people in the 4500 block of North Malden in the Sheridan Park neighborhood on the North Side, when a male walked up and opened fire, police said. The boy was shot in the right leg and taken to Thorek Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized.

About 9:35 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, an 18-year-old man was walking in the 5000 block of South Winchester when someone walked up and shot at him, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Five minutes earlier, a 15-year-old boy was standing on an Austin front porch in the 5200 block of West Kamerling on the West Side when someone walked up and started shooting, police said. He was shot in the right leg and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized.

At 9:23 p.m., two people were wounded in a shooting in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood. The 18-year-old man and 15-year-old boy were standing on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of South Lawndale when someone walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot in the back, while the boy was shot in the back and abdomen. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

At 9:09 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of West Barry in the Kelvin Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, when someone in a white car fired shots in his direction, police said. He was shot in the right shoulder and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

At 8:54 p.m., a 26-year-old man was critically wounded in a Longwood Manor neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. He was getting out of a vehicle in the 9700 block of South Parnell when he heard gunshots and realized he’d been shot in the chest, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 8:10 p.m. in South Shore, a 15-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet, police said. He showed up at Jackson Park Hospital after the attack in the 1800 block of East 72nd Street. The circumstances of the shooting were unknown. He was listed in good condition.

At that same time, a 32-year-old man was wounded in a Roseland drive-by shooting on the Far South Side. He was walking in the 10700 block of South Wallace when a light-colored vehicle went by and someone inside shot him in the leg, police said. He was taken in fair condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Police said the shooting likely was gang-related.

Ten minutes earlier in East Garfield Park, a 24-year-old man was shot in the foot in a drive-by in the 3800 block of West Gladys, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

About 7 p.m., someone shot a 16-year-old boy in the ankle in the Austin neighborhood’s 4900 block of West Race on the West Side. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition but wasn’t cooperative with detectives, police said.

Fifteen minutes before that, a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 800 block of North Cambridge on the Near North Side and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

About 5:30 p.m., another 16-year-old boy was shot in Austin. He suffered a foot wound at the intersection of North and Central avenues and took himself to Loretto Hospital in good condition, police said.

Earlier Monday afternoon, a 38-year-old man was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting in a vehicle at 1:23 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Justine when three males approached and fired shots, police said. He was shot in the right shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized. The suspects ran away west after the shooting.

An hour before that, two people were shot in more Austin violence. One male was shot in the leg and taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, and another with a leg wound was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. They were in good condition.

The day’s first shooting happened about 2 a.m. in South Chicago. A 37-year-old woman was riding in a vehicle in the 8000 block of South Exchange when she was shot in the left shoulder. She later showed up at South Shore Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

The violence followed the deadliest weekend of city gun violence in at least three years. Including Monday’s homicide on Garfield and the shooting on Exchange, 58 people were shot, leaving 17 dead.

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