CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - At least 38 people were shot — nine of them fatally — across the city between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police.
A 34-year-old man was killed early Sunday in the weekend’s latest fatal shooting. Joel Planas was fighting with another male at 12:52 a.m. on the sidewalk in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road, when the person he was fighting with pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Planas, who lived in the 2100 block of North Stave Street, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, where he was pronounced dead at 5:59 a.m.
Saturday afternoon, four people were shot to death and a fifth person was wounded in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side. Officers were called at 12:39 p.m. to the shooting scene at a 1 1/2-story home in the 100 block of West 105th Street, police said. Four people were found dead with gunshot wounds — a 41-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman, a 36-year-old man and a 45-year-old man. Three were found inside the home, and one of the women was found outside. A fifth victim, an 18-year-old woman who was also found outside, was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Also in the house was a 2-year-old boy who was unharmed. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital for observation. Police said the incident may be the result of a home invasion or robbery and appeared to be an isolated event. Neighbors said all of those shot are related to each other and lived at that address.
About 10 p.m. Friday, 28-year-old Crispin Coliz got into an argument with two males inside a convenience store in the Belmont Heights neighborhood on the Northwest Side, authorities said. When Coliz got into a vehicle and started driving away, the two other people followed in a light-colored SUV. They pulled alongside him in the 7200 block of West Grace and opened fire, hitting him in the side of the head. Coliz, who lived in the 4800 block of Rotary Road in Cherry Hill, was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m.
Less than two hours earlier, a man was shot to death during a robbery in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Officers found the 52-year-old man at 8:30 p.m. dead with a gunshot wound to the head in a car in the 5100 block of South Long, police said. Someone walked up to him with a gun as he was getting into his car and opened fire as he tried to drive away. His identity has not been released.
Two people were killed and two more wounded in a shooting about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 47-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and two 17-year-old boys were walking down the street at 3:29 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Rockwell, when two people got out of a silver vehicle parked at the mouth of an alley and opened fired. One of the 17-year-old boys, identified as Daniel H. Torres of the 4200 block of South Fairfield, was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m., authorities said. The 47-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene. His identity has not been released. The other two victims were taken to Mount Sinai, where the older was in serious condition and the younger in critical.
The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happened early Monday in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. A 26-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his left foot at 12:18 a.m. inside a home in the 7800 block of South Ingleside, police said. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
At least 25 more people were wounded in shootings across the city between 3:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday.