3 people killed, 14 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
CHICAGO - At least three people were killed and 14 others were wounded, including a 15-year-old girl and two 17-year-old boys, in Chicago over the weekend.
Two men were found dead in a home Friday in Gresham on the South Side. Officers responded about 6:30 p.m. to a home in the 8300 block of South Sangamon Street and found the bodies of two men, both 51, Chicago police said. One of the men had a gunshot wound to his head, police said. Both deaths were ruled homicides, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
A man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side. Marquez Blaylock, 24, was near the front of a house in the 1000 block of North Springfield Avenue about 3:10 p.m. when he was struck in the abdomen by gunfire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Several hours later, a man was shot and killed while standing in an alley in Lake View on the North Side. The man, 47, was in the 3400 block of North Clark Street about 10:15 p.m. when he was shot in the chest and armpit, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
A girl, 15, was in an alley in the 5900 block of West Patterson Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when someone fired shots, police said. She was hit in the knee and was taken to Community First Medical Center in good condition, police said.
A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side. The teen was inside a car in the 2300 block of South Kostner Avenue when another car drove by and someone inside fired shots about 5:15 p.m., police said. He was struck in the knee and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, police said.
Hours later, another 17-year-old boy was shot while walking on a sidewalk in Little Village. The teen was in the 2800 block of South Kedvale Avenue about 11 p.m. when he was struck in the left hand by gunfire, police said. He was taken by a family friend to Mt. Sinai and was listed in good condition, police said.
Charges were filed Sunday against a Chicago Transit Authority employee after he shot a man during an argument at a Red Line station on the South Side, according to police and CTA officials. Cell phone video appears to show the CTA worker arguing with the man just before the shooting shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday at the 95th/Dan Ryan station. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his back, abdomen and left leg, police said.
A person was in custody after a man was shot during an argument Saturday night in South Austin on the Northwest Side. A group of people — including the 32-year-old man and a 20-year-old man — were arguing inside a house in the 1100 block of North Massasoit Avenue about 8:40 p.m. when the two went outside and the younger man opened fire, police said. The older man was taken to Mount Sinai with gunshot wounds to the back of the head and left knee, police said. He was listed in critical condition, officials said.
Hours later, a man, 55, was found shot on a sidewalk in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road about 2:20 a.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in fair condition, police said.
At least eight others were wounded in shootings in Chicago from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
At least four people were killed and a 1-year-old girl was among 15 others wounded by gunfire in Chicago last weekend.