Police: 2 killed, 23 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two men were killed and at least 23 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police.

The latest homicide happened Sunday afternoon in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

A 21-year-old man was outside about 12:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Augusta when three people walked out of an alley and one of them started shooting, police said.

The man was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the fatality.

A 20-year-old man was also shot in the head, right arm and torso at the same location, police said. He took himself to Norwegian American Hospital and was then transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Another 21-year-old man was gunned down in the weekend’s other fatal shooting late Friday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

Matthew M. Williams was in a basement apartment in the 7100 block of South Calumet about 11:30 p.m. when a bullet came through the window and struck him in the back, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Williams, of the 1000 block of East 46th Street, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, authorities said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Monday in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side.

A 26-year-old woman was in her home in the 9300 block of South LaSalle Street at 4:15 a.m. when someone fired shots toward the house, police said. A bullet “penetrated the house,” and she suffered a graze wound to the left leg, police said. The woman refused medical attention.

Earlier Monday, a man was wounded in a Marquette Park neighborhood shooting on the South Side. The 34-year-old was exiting a business in the 6600 block of South Western about 1:30 a.m. when shots rang out and he was struck in the abdomen, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Sunday night, a 27-year-old man was shot in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was sitting in a parked car about 11:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of West Eastwood when two males got out of a black SUV nearby and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the head and left shoulder and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said he is a documented gang member.

At 5:53 p.m. Sunday, four people, including two 15-year-old boys, were shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

The group was sitting on a porch in the 6500 block of South Green Street at 5:53 p.m. when two suspects walked up and fired shots, police said.

One 15-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds to the right side of the chest and to both legs and was taken to University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Another 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl each suffered gunshot wounds to the left leg. The boy was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and the girl was taken to Stroger Hospital, and their conditions had stabilized, police said.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the right leg and suffered cuts to his head. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The crime scene stretched for a couple of hundred feet on South Green Street.

Derrick Francis, 60, who lives a few doors down, said he heard nine shots. He said he jumped to the floor as he was watching the Super Bowl. He said his 15-year-old nephew, Byron Daniels, was shot in the leg.

My nephew “is a great kid, smart kid,” Francis said. “There’s no reason for the killing, its just b——-.”

Another neighbor heard eight or nine teenagers on the porch screaming and ran out of the house to check on them.  “Little girls and young boys — just talking to each other,” the neighbor said. “They weren’t harming anybody.”

One of the teenagers who did not get shot told the neighbor that two people walked up and asked them, “Are y’all good?” And then one of the two started shooting and then they jumped into a truck.

“I was telling them to put pressure on their wounds because one of the boys was throwing up,” the neighbor said. “Everybody was crying.”

At least 15 other people were shot in Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

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