3 dead, 19 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

CHICAGO (STMW) - Three people, including a 3-year-old boy, were killed, and at least 18 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.

The toddler, later identified as Eian H. Santiago, was accidentally shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother during a game of cops and robbers about 9 p.m. Saturday at their home in Humboldt Park’s 1000 block of North Francisco, according to Chicago Police and Cook County prosecutors.

Eian later died at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said.

The gun had been stored on top of a refrigerator by their father, Michael Santiago, who faces felony child endangerment charges, authorities said. He was ordered held on a $75,000 bond.

The most recent homicide happened Sunday afternoon in the South Side Gresham neighborhood.

Brianna Jenkins, 19, and a 22-year-old man were sitting in a car about 4:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Honore when someone walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Jenkins, of the 2100 block of West 69th Street, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Friends drove the man to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized. Police said he has documented gang ties.

Another fatal shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday in Roseland on the Far South Side.

Two men, ages 19 and 22, were in a vehicle pulling away from a curb in the 10600 block of South Prairie when a gunman walked up and opened fire, police said.

The vehicle sped away and eventually crashed into a tree in the 10500 block of South Prairie, police said.

The 22-year-old driver was shot in the upper back and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities withheld his name Sunday night pending notification of his family.

The 19-year-old passenger was shot in the left knee and taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, police said.

Investigators think the shooting was gang-related.

The weekend’s most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday night in the East Side neighborhood.

A 32-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of East 97th Street about 11:40 p.m. when he got into an argument with two males, and someone opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the right side of his abdomen and was taken by a family member to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

Earlier Sunday, two people were shot in the Kelvyn Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
A 17-year-old boy and a man, 18, were walking in the 2500 block of North Kilbourn about 5:45 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. The shooter then jumped into a dark-colored car, which sped away. The man, who has documented gang ties, was shot in the back and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, police said. The boy was shot in the arm and was taken to Community First Medical Center in good condition.

At least 14 others have been wounded in separate shootings between 6 p.m. Friday and Monday morning.

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