4 killed, 41 wounded in Chicago weekend violence

Chicago police have had their hands full this weekend with dozens of shootings happening citywide, the victim's ages range from 16 to 68 years old.

"I think it’s gotten to a point, it doesn’t matter what neighborhood you’re in," said Larry Horton, a South Side resident.

At least 43 people were shot and four people were killed, according to weekend reports.


The first homicide this weekend left a 17-year-old boy dead in a Rosemoor home on the Far South Side. Martinus M. King was shot by someone in a basement around 6:10 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of East 107th Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was struck multiple times and taken to Christ Medical in Oak Lawn, where he died less than an hour later. Police reported no arrest.

Early Sunday, three people were shot, one of them fatally, on the Near North Side. They were in the 1200 block of North Dearborn Street when gunfire erupted, police said. Demetrius Reed, 27, was struck in his head and pronounced dead, authorities said. A 23-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were wounded in the attack.

A man was fatally shot in Burnside Saturday night on the Far South Side. Police found Edward Hudson, 44, lying outside with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 600 block of East 92nd Place about 10:40 p.m., Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 43-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side. The man was standing in front of an apartment building about 3 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Douglas Boulevard when a light-colored car pulled up and someone from inside opened fire, police said. He was struck in the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

About 3 p.m. Sunday, law enforcement were seen with guns drawn in Gresham, looking for an armed gunman who allegedly had just shot toward Chicago police officers.

Police were sent to 88th Street and Lowe Avenue after reports of shots fired. According to a release from police, responding officers observed a man shooting a gun near the alley. After police followed him, that’s when authorities say the gunman pointed in the direction of officers.

Although one suspect was captured, police say the gunman got away. No officers were struck.

Also around 3 a.m. Sunday, a 37-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run at Irving Park Road and Damen Avenue after an apparent gun fight and chase between drivers of two other vehicles. Police say the vehicle the victim was riding in was not a part of the initial conflict.


Police say a number of people were seen running from a Toyota Camry after it struck the 37-year-old.

No one is in custody at this time.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.