CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Fourteen people have been shot in Chicago since Friday evening — six of whom were wounded in a single shooting inside a South Side bar.
The gun violence unfolded at 3:43 a.m. Sunday inside a tavern in the 2900 block of East 79th Street, according to Chicago police.
A 24-year-old woman told detectives she heard gunfire ring out before feeling a bullet rip through her leg, police said.
She and a 26-year-old man who was shot in the buttocks and chest were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.
Later on that morning, four people who were wounded in the same shooting showed up at hospitals. They included three men and a woman, 29, police said.
A 22-year-old woman was killed earlier that morning after gunfire flew into an Englewood residence she was inside. She was hanging out with a group of people at 1:21 a.m. inside a home in the 7200 block of South May when a bullet pierced the window, according to Chicago police.
It lodged inside her head, and she was pronounced dead on scene, police said. No one is in custody, and the Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t confirmed the fatality.
The second person shot dead in Chicago this weekend was attacked in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Terry Green, 25, was fighting with several others at 2:57 a.m. Saturday on a street in the first block of South Lavergne, Chicago police and the medical examiner’s office said.
A male in a silver SUV fired gunshots at the fighting crowd and struck Green in the neck, authorities said. Green, who lived in Maywood, later died at Stroger Hospital. No one is in custody.
In nonfatal shootings, a 19-year-old woman was wounded Saturday night on the Lower West Side. She was in a vehicle at 7:50 p.m. in the 2400 block of South Western Avenue when she heard gunfire and realized she was shot, police said. The woman took herself to Stroger Hospital, where she was treated for a gunshot wound her her hip.
At 6:45 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. He told investigators he was walking in the 4700 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone pulled up in a vehicle and fired shots, police said. The boy was struck in the arm and side of his body, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition.
Saturday morning, a man was shot in his hand in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. At 9:32 a.m., the man, 38, was shot in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard after getting into an argument with the shooter, police said. He was treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Earlier that morning, two people in ski masks shot a man in his chest in West Garfield Park. The man, 28, was shot in the 4500 block of West Wilcox Street, and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. The masked males drove off in a silver-colored SUV.
About 1:50 a.m., a man was shot while driving in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 28-year-old was hit in the left arm as he drove a red sedan in the 10600 block of South Throop, according to police. The gunfire came from someone driving next to him in a dark sedan. The 28-year-old was treated at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Friday evening, a man was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. A male shot the 28-year-old at 8:33 p.m. while walking past him on a sidewalk in the 900 block of West 51st Street, police said. The 28-year-old had been in the middle of arguing with a female when he was struck in the left foot.
The weekend lasts from 5 p.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday.
Last weekend in Chicago, two people were killed and 10 others wounded in shootings.