5 killed, 22 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
CHICAGO - At least five people were killed and 22 others were wounded, including an 11-year-old girl, in weekend shootings in Chicago.
Among those killed was a 17-year-old boy. Lee Carter Jr. was standing in the driveway of a home in the 9500 block of South Sangamon Street about 2:20 a.m. Saturday when he was struck in the chest by gunfire, Chicago police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. At least 68 children under the age of 18 have been shot in Chicago this year — at least four more than last year in the same period, according to Sun-Times data. At least 14 of them have died.
Two people were shot, one fatally, in Woodlawn just before 8 p.m. Saturday when someone opened fire during a fight in the 1500 block of East 61st Street, police said. Darius Sanders, 29, suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said. A 31-year-old woman was struck in the hand and taken to the hospital in fair condition, police said.
A man, 27, was found on a sidewalk in the 2000 block of West 35th Street about 10:30 p.m. Saturday with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
A man was shot and killed in a drive-by in West Garfield Park around 3:25 a.m. Sunday — the second fatal shooting on the same block in two months. The man, 40, was standing outside in the 300 block of South Kilbourn Avenue when he was shot in the chest by someone in a red car, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
A 79-year-old man and a woman were found dead in the bedroom of an Uptown apartment on the North Side. Officers were conducting a well-being check about 8:30 p.m. Sunday night when the two were found dead in the bedroom of an apartment in the 1000 block of West Montrose Avenue, police said. The woman, 61, appeared to have a gunshot wound to the side of the head, police said.
An 11-year-old girl was inside an apartment in the 900 block of West 115th Street about 11:05 p.m. Friday when she was shot in the neck, police said. She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in fair condition, police said. A weapon was recovered inside the apartment, officials said.
A 16-year-old boy was hurt in a drive-by shooting Saturday night in Archer Heights on the Southwest Side. The teen was walking in the 3900 block of West 49th Street about 7:25 p.m. when a car drove up and someone inside fired at him, police said. He was struck in the leg and buttocks and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, police said.
A man was shot during an argument on a CTA bus Sunday morning in Lawndale on the West Side. The man, 31, was arguing with another passenger on the bus in the 700 block of South Pulaski Road about 12:15 a.m. when he was shot in the right leg, police said. The bus driver stopped after hearing gunshots and the shooter left the bus and fled north, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was in good condition, police said.
At least 18 others were shot in Chicago from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
Two people were killed and a 16-year-old boy was among 17 others wounded in shootings in Chicago last weekend.