5 dead, 24 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Five people were killed and at least 24 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened about 7:20 p.m. Sunday in the South Chicago neighborhood. Paris Thompson, 38, was sitting outside about 7:20 p.m. in the 7900 block of South East End Avenue when another male walked up and fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Thompson, who lived a few blocks away, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, back and neck, authorities said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:04 p.m., authorities said.
At 4:26 p.m. Sunday, a 36-year-old man was shot to death in the West Town neighborhood on the Near West Side. Ronald Terrel James was sitting in a vehicle at 4:26 p.m. in the 100 block of North Hermitage when someone walked up and shot him in the head. James, a Humboldt Park neighborhood resident, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 4:47 p.m., authorities said.
A 26-year-old man was shot to death at 1:24 a.m. Sunday in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 10500 block of South Green found 26-year-old Alonte Barber in an alley with multiple gunshot wounds. Barber was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He lived in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
About 90 minutes earlier, a woman was killed and a man was wounded in a shooting at a West Pullman neighborhood party on the Far South Side, police said. They were at the party shortly before midnight Saturday at an apartment in the 100 block of East 117th Place when shots rang out. Pamela Enge, 38, was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center, where she died at 1:39 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. The man, 25, was also taken to Christ with a gunshot wound to the right leg. His condition stabilized.
Officers found a 29-year-old man dead in his car at 3:44 a.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of West 47th Street in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said. Juan Jose Martinez Serrano had been shot multiple times in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene less than 30 minutes later, authorities said. His home address was unknown.
The latest nonfatal shooting happened more than nine hours before the end of the weekend, leaving a 41-year-old man wounded about 7:45 p.m. Sunday in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was walking in the 6300 block of South Mozart when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot in the right arm, police said. The man was taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital.
At least 22 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between 4 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.
Last weekend, two people were killed and 21 others were wounded in citywide shootings.