2 killed, 30 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two men were killed and at least 30 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.

The latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

Officers found 26-year-old Andre D. Donner Jr. with a gunshot wound to the head about 10 a.m. in the 7200 block of South May, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Donner was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died within the hour, police said. He lived in the 7000 block of South Lowe.

Another South Side shooting turned fatal Friday night in Washington Heights.

About 10:30 p.m., crews found 19-year-old Joseph Graves unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the back of the head in the 700 block of West 92nd Street, authorities said.

Graves, who lived in the 8400 block of South Green, was dead at the scene. He was a sophomore studying business at Northern Illinois University who had graduated from Simeon Career Academy in the Chatham neighborhood.

The most recent nonfatal attack happened early Monday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

A 27-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were driving in a vehicle in the 3700 block of West Leland at 4:47 a.m. when they both felt pain, police said. The man was shot in the right elbow and was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, while the woman suffered a gunshot wound to the left thigh and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. They were both listed in good condition.

About an hour earlier, a 49-year-old man was shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was in his girlfriend’s apartment in the 200 block of South Kilbourn Avenue at 3:57 a.m. when her son shot him in the thigh, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. As of early Monday, no one was in custody in connection with the shooting.

At 9:05 p.m. Sunday, another man was injured in a separate West Garfield Park shooting. The 20-year-old was walking in the 3900 block of West Jackson Boulevard when he felt pain to his head. He told officers he did not see or hear anything. The man suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Early Sunday, a 26-year-old man was seriously wounded in a gunfight that prompted two Chicago Police officers to open fire in Wrigleyville. It happened about 3 a.m. near Racine and Patterson, where two groups of people started shooting at each other and he was struck in the upper back, police said. Someone drove him to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was listed in serious condition.

At least 25 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city between 7 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Additionally, a 23-year-old man was arrested after a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand Saturday afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood.

Myles Mitchell, of the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue, was charged with misdemeanor counts of child endangerment and unlawful use of a weapon, police said. The shooting occurred in the 5900 block of South Calumet Avenue at 4:25 p.m. The boy was taken to University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition with a self-inflicted wound, police said.