4 killed, 38 wounded in New Year's weekend shootings

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -Four people were killed and at least 38 others have been wounded in shootings across the city over the New Year’s holiday weekend.

The first reported homicide of 2016 happened about 2:20 a.m. New Year’s Day in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side.

Deandre Holiday, 24, got into a fight with someone in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence when the person pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooter then fled the scene.

Holiday, of the 5100 block of South Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

A 38-year-old man injured in the same shooting later showed up at Provident Hospital with a hand wound, police said. He was listed in good condition.

The most recent fatal shooting left a 16-year-old boy dead Saturday evening in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.

At 4:47 p.m., Antwan McBee was in a car in the 6300 block of South Stony Island when another car pulled up and someone inside fired shots, authorities said.

McBee, of the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue, was shot in the head and shoulder and took himself to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he died at midnight, authorities said.

The other two homicides happened Friday in the Englewood and Back of the Yards neighborhoods.

About 9:40 p.m., 32-year-old Roderick Snowden was sitting in a vehicle parked in the 6100 block of South Sangamon when a dark-colored car pulled alongside him and someone inside opened fire, authorities said.

Snowden, who lived in the 1200 block of Wadsworth Avenue in North Chicago, was shot repeatedly and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died.

Earlier Friday, a 36-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 1900 block of West Garfield at 6:40 a.m., police said.

He was driven to 55th Street and Artesian before he was taken to Stroger, where he was later pronounced dead. Authorities have withheld his name pending notification of his family.

The three latest nonfatal shootings happened Sunday night on the South and West sides.

A 33-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Wabash at 7:57 p.m., when he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered a gunshot wound to the right arm and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Less than an hour earlier, a 19-year-old man was injured in a West Side Austin neighborhood shooting. He was walking in the 900 block of North Lavergne about 7 p.m. when someone wearing a gray hoodie walked up to the man, pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the left thigh, left arm, right ankle and a graze wound to the chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 6:20 p.m., a man was wounded in another Grand Boulevard shooting. The 21-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 400 block of East 46th Street when a dark colored SUV passed by and the passenger fired shots. He then walked over to a near-by store and called the police. He was shot in the right foot and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.

At least 34 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since 3 p.m. Thursday.

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