6 dead, 24 wounded in Christmas weekend shootings

CHICAGO (STMW)- Six men were killed and at least 24 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago over the holiday weekend.

The latest homicide happened early Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

About 2:15 a.m., 29-year-old Tyree White was outside with a 28-year-old woman near West 59th Street and South Wentworth Avenue when someone walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

White, of the 200 block of East 121st Place, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene less than 30 minutes later, authorities said.

The woman was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

Saturday night, a 37-year-old man was fatally shot in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Jose L. Lopez was sitting outside with other people near his home in the 2800 block of West 21st Place about 9:50 p.m. when a white SUV pulled up and a passenger flashed gang signs before opening fire, police said.

Lopez was shot in the chest and mouth and taken by a friend to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 10:40 p.m., authorities said.

Less than three hours earlier, a 28-year-old man was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

He was found unresponsive about 7:20 p.m. in the 600 block of South Tripp Avenue with gunshot wounds to the chest and stomach, authorities said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld Sunday pending notification of his family.

Two men were fatally shot on Christmas morning.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired at 11:36 a.m. Friday in Englewood’s 700 block of West 71st Street found 20-year-old Angelo Frazier with multiple gunshot wounds to the thigh, authorities said.

Frazier was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, authorities said. He lived in the 600 block of Sullivan Lane in University Park.

About three hours earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot to death outside his West Side Austin neighborhood home.

Kylan D. Collier was discovered unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head about 8:30 a.m. on the stairs of the back porch of his home in the 5500 block of West Monroe, authorities said.

He was dead at the scene. Detectives are still trying to determine if the shooting was a homicide, suicide or accidental. An autopsy Saturday didn’t rule on his manner of death, with final results pending further investigation.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 4:50 p.m. Thursday in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side.

A witness told police that 30-year-old Craig Harris went outside and four males were waiting for him in a gangway in the 7300 block of South Vernon, authorities said.

Police said the witness heard gunshots then ran inside to call police.

Harris, who lived on the same block as the shooting, was shot in the temple and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The most recent nonfatal attack happened about 8:15 p.m. Sunday night in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, where a 35-year-old man was wounded in a possible drive-by shooting in the 6700 block of South Marshfield Avenue. The man, a documented gang member, was shot in the arm and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in stable condition, police said.

About three hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the Humboldt park neighborhood on the West Side. At 4:55 p.m., the teen was shot in the right hip and right arm in the 3800 block of West Division Street, and he was taken to Norwegian Hospital in good condition. A male suspect was seen running away from the scene wearing a “short black and red hat,” police said.

Two people were shot near the Aragon Ballroom in Uptown about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. A 68-year-old man was standing outside in the 1100 block of West Lawrence when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg, police said. A 34-year-old woman sitting in her vehicle nearby also heard the shots and then suffered a graze wound to the forehead. They were both taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where they were listed in good condition. Police said an unoccupied SUV that had crashed into a building was discovered in the area, but it wasn’t clear if the vehicle was connected to the shooting.

At least 19 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Additionally, three people were shot Saturday by Chicago Police, two of them fatally in West Garfield Park and another critically in Washington Heights.

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