5 killed in weekend shootings in Chicago, 12-year-old boy among 30 wounded
CHICAGO - A 17-year-old boy was among five people killed and a 12-year-old boy among 30 others wounded by gunfire over the weekend in Chicago.
- An 18-year-old man was shot to death while driving in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood Saturday afternoon. He was traveling west about 2:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 17th Street when he was shot in the lower back, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.
- Saturday morning, a man was killed in a shooting in Austin on the West Side. The man, 26, was outside about 10:35 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Waller Avenue when he was shot in his abdomen, right bicep and right knee, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
- A man was found dead Saturday night near the front of a residence in Roseland on the Far South Side. The 27-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the neck about 6:15 p.m. in the 400 block of West 104th Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not available.
- About 45 minutes later, a 17-year-old boy was found fatally shot on the Near South Side. Anthony Sims was found about 7 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the head in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked in an alley in the 1900 block of South State Street, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Additional information was not available.
- A woman was fatally shot early Sunday in Montclare on the Northwest Side. The woman, 20, was standing on the sidewalk about 3:10 a.m. in the 6800 block of West Grand Avenue when someone inside a vehicle opened fire, striking her in the head, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Her name hasn’t been released yet. The woman is the first person killed in Montclare so far this year, according to data kept by the Chicago Sun-Times. The neighborhood recorded four other murders since 2018, according to Sun-Times data. No homicides were reported in the area in 2019.
A 15-year-old boy was among six people shot in about half an hour early Sunday.
- About 2 a.m., the teen was walking with another person in the 5400 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was shot in the left leg, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said.
- About 2:25 a.m., two men, 27 and 25, were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2300 block of West Taylor Street when someone inside another vehicle opened fire, striking them both, officials said. The older man was dropped off at Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg and was listed in critical condition, authorities said. The younger man was dropped off at the same hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to his back.
- Around the same time, a 24-year-old man was walking in the 9700 block of South Jeffery Boulevard when someone in a black sedan opened fire, striking him in the right leg, police said. He self-transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and he was listed in good condition.
- About 10 minutes earlier, two women, 25 and 23, were standing in a kitchen of a home in the 3600 block of North Newcastle Avenue when someone opened fire from outside, police said. The older woman was grazed in the left knee and was taken to Community First Hospital in good condition, police said. The younger woman was grazed in the left arm and refused medical attention.
Other notable shootings
A 12-year-old boy was struck by gunfire Saturday evening in Little Italy on the West Side. He was shot in the leg around 5 p.m. while standing near a sidewalk in the 1000 block of West 13th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
Another teen was wounded Friday night in Auburn Gresham on the South Side. The boy, 17, was on the street about 7:30 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Green Street when someone shot him in the left foot, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
An 18-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the head early Saturday in the McKinley Park neighborhood. He was found on the street about 2:40 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 23rd Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
At least 21 other people have been shot since 5 p.m. Friday in Chicago. No arrests were reported in any of the shootings.