2 dead, 12 wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago
CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Two men were killed and at least seven other people were wounded in two separate shooting incidents Tuesday, while another five people were shot across Chicago throughout the day.
Most recently, one man was killed and three other men were wounded in a shooting at 11:08 p.m. in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
Jason Napoles, 18, was sitting in parked vehicle with three other men in the 2700 block of West 53rd Street at 11:08 p.m. when a red minivan pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Napoles was shot in the upper chest and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 2500 block of South Christiana Avenue.
Another 18-year-old man was shot in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
A third 18-year-old was shot in the back and a 19-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to both arms and a graze wound to the head, police said. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.
Earlier Tuesday, 23-year-old Damond A. Dawson was shot to death and four other people were injured when someone opened fire on a group filming a rap video in a Gresham neighborhood park on the South Side.
The group was filming in Foster Park in the 1400 block of West 84th Street at 2:19 a.m. when someone approached them and started shooting, police said. The shooter then ran away.
Dawson, who lived in the 8400 block of South Justine Street, was shot in the back of the head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 a.m., authorities said.
A 19-year-old woman was shot twice in the groin and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was listed in serious condition, police said.
Three more people who were also injured in the shooting later showed up at Christ Medical Center, police said. A 20-year-old man was shot nine times in the leg and shoulder; a 25-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg; and an 18-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the back. Their conditions were all stabilized.
In the most recent nonfatal shooting, a 20-year-old man was injured in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 100 block of West 95th Street about 10:45 p.m. when another male walked up and fired shots, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
About an hour earlier, a man was shot and critically wounded in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 24-year-old was in an alley in the 2400 block of North McVicker about 9:55 p.m. when a black four-door vehicle approached him and an armed occupant opened fire, according to police. He was shot in the chest, right arm and buttocks and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in critical condition. His condition was later stabilized.
More than 15 hours earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot while walking in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. A male wearing a black hoodie approached the man in the 3400 block of West Chicago at 6:09 a.m. and fired shots, striking the man in both legs and the left side of his torso. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Three hours earlier, a 17-year-old showed up at Community First Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, after being shot in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The teenager suffered gunshot wounds to the left calf and right thigh after being shot in the 5600 block of West Schubert Avenue at 3 a.m. Police said the teen is a documented gang member and is being uncooperative with investigators.
In the day’s first shooting, a man was critically wounded in a West Side Austin neighborhood drive-by shooting. The 24-year-old was standing outside in the 5500 block of West Congress Parkway at 12:05 a.m. when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots. He suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, abdomen and a graze wound to the leg, and was listed in critical condition at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said.