7 dead, 28 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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- Seven men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.

A Cook County judge was killed in the weekend’s latest shooting at 4:51 a.m. Monday in the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side. Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was found wounded after officers responded to a call of shots fired at 4:51 a.m. in the 9400 block of South Forest, police said. Myles, who lived on the block where he was shot, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was  pronounced dead at 5:33 a.m. A 52-year-old woman was shot in the leg and also taken to Christ, where she was in serious condition. The woman’s relationship to Myles was unclear. Police didn’t give a motive for the killing, but said they don’t believe the shootings were random.

Two more fatal shootings happened within 15 minutes of each other Sunday night on the Far South Side.

A 24-year-old man was shot to death while he stood in a vacant lot in the East Side neighborhood, police said. Two men walked up to him at 8:15 p.m. in the 10700 block of South Green Bay and opened fire, striking him multiple times in his chest, arm and hand. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he died.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man was fatally shit int he Riverdale neighborhood, police said. Dorian Phompkins, 20, was standing outside about 8 p.m. in the 13100 block of South Langley when several males walked up and fired shots, striking him in the chest, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 p.m.

Earlier Sunday in the South Side Burnside neighborhood, 22-year-old Donald Johnson was arguing with his 43-year-old father about who would walk the dog when they shot each other at 8:21 a.m. in the 9100 block of South Woodlawn, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to Christ Medical Center, where the younger Johnson, who lived in the neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 9:16 a.m. His father was listed in critical condition. Two weapons were recovered at the scene.

About 5:55 a.m., a 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was driving in an alley in the 4800 block of North Rockwell when someone came around the corner and shot him in the chest, police said. The shooter then ran off, and the wounded man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

About 5 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was fatally shot in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. He was shot in the chest in the 1200 block of West 81st Street when someone fired multiple times at him from inside a vehicle, authorities said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:03 p.m. The medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

The weekend’s first homicide happened about 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 4900 block of South Kostner learned 21-year-old Carlos Rosas had already taken himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said. Rosas, who lived in the neighborhood, died of a gunshot wound to the chest at 7:12 p.m.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened at 5:57 a.m. Monday in the South Chicago neighborhood. A 27-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 8800 block of South Burley, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

At least 25 other people were wounded in shootings across the city between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

Twenty-four people were shot in the city last weekend, seven fatally. More than 815 people have been shot in the city so far this year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.

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