CHICAGO - Five people were killed and at least 53 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night, including an 11-year-old girl who was shot Sunday night in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Witnesses told police someone opened fire from a red vehicle about 9 p.m. in the 11700 block of South Michigan, according to Chicago police. The girl was hit in the lower back, police said. A family member drove her to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.
Sunday morning, eight people who were hurt after two suspects opened fire in Burnside on the South Side.
The group was standing in the sidewalk about 4 a.m. when two people inside a silver-colored car opened fire in the 8900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police and fire officials said.
A 33-year-old man was shot in the chest, police said. Another man, 28, was struck in the leg.
Two men, both 31, were also shot, police said. One was struck in the buttocks and the other was shot in the back and leg. Another two men, 28 and 29, were struck in the back, police said.
A 32-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the head while another, 38, was shot in in the leg, police said.
Six of the gunshot victims were taken in critical condition to hospitals in the area, fire officials said. Two others were transported in good condition. All gunshot victims were taken to Stroger Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center and Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to fire officials.
In the most recent fatal attack, a man was killed in West Englewood Saturday on the South Side.
The 26-year-old was on the street about 4:50 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Hoyne Avenue when someone fired shots from a vehicle, Chicago police said.
The man was struck in the chest, hip and neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital.
Earlier, a man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in Austin on the West Side.
Officers found a man unresponsive about 1:30 a.m. with gunshot wounds to his head and chest in the 1300 block of North Mayfield Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead the scene.
He was identified as Gerald Collymore, 39, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Another man was also hurt in the shooting. The 26-year-old was shot in the ankle and self-transported to West Suburban Hospital. He was later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was in fair condition, police said.
Earlier Friday, a man was killed in another shooting in Austin, police said.
Michael Cooper was in a backyard about 7:25 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Le Moyne Street when someone approached and opened fire, striking him in the head, authorities said.
The 23-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
In another incident, a man was fatally shot in West Englewood on the South Side, police said.
Jermaine Sanders, 27, was on the sidewalk about 9:20 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue when someone fired shots at him from a white sedan, authorities said.
The man was struck in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Less than an hour later, a man was found fatally shot in University Village on the Near West Side.
Latrell Goodwin, 24, was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his head and chest in a vehicle about 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At least 43 others were hurt in citywide shootings between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.
Thirty-seven people were shot, three fatally, last week over Memorial Day weekend.