Police: 1 dead, 34 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - One man was killed and 34 other people — including a 13-year-old boy — were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
The homicide happened Saturday afternoon in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Two men, ages 27 and 28, were in the 7000 block of South Paulina about 2:10 p.m. when two males walked up and fired shots at them before running away, according to Chicago Police.
Cordero Mosley, 27, was shot three times in the right shoulder, once in the left shoulder, once in the back, and once in each leg, authorities said.
Mosley, of the 6700 block of South Wood Street, was taken Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:28 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The 28-year-old suffered a graze wound to the head and was treated at the scene. A police source said he is a documented gang member and convicted felon.
The 13-year-old boy was wounded when two groups of people got into a “heated” argument at 8:27 p.m. Friday in the 5500 block of West Jackson in the West Side South Austin neighborhood, and a male pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said. The teen, who was standing down the street, was hit in the lower back by a stray bullet. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Monday in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Two men, ages 23 and 42, were walking with another male in the 5700 block of West Grand Avenue about 4:10 a.m. when they were approached by two people who fired multiple shots in their direction, police said. The shooters then sped away from the scene in a vehicle.
The 42-year-old suffered four gunshot wounds to the left arm and one to the left side of his chest, police said. He was driven by the third male, who was not injured in the shooting, to the Grand Central District police station, where paramedics were called. He was then taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The 23-year-old ran away after the shooting, but responding officers found him and discovered he had suffered a graze wound to the upper portion of his right thigh. He was taken in good condition to Community First Medical Center, police said.
At 2:38 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in Austin. He was walking in the 5300 block of West Van Buren Street when a burgundy van pulled up and someone got out and fired shots, police said. He suffered graze wounds to the right leg and right arm and was taken to Loretto Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Less than 30 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 32-year-old was outside in the 1200 block of North Hamlin Avenue at 2:10 a.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the right thigh, police said. He showed up at Norwegian-American Hospital and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About 1:40 a.m. Monday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. He was inside an apartment in the 3900 block of South Indiana when he opened the door and another male fired shots in his direction, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and back and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
At least 27 other people were shot across Chicago between 5:27 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.