5 Dead, 20 Wounded in Violent Chicago Weekend

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Monday, Sep 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:57 AM CDT
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At least 25 people were shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago between Friday and Sunday, police said.

The weekend violence began just one day after 13 people were injured in a shooting at a Chicago park.

In a Sunday evening incident, a chicken delivery driver says he was shot in the hip after a gunman came out of a gangway at started firing at about 10:30 p.m. near East 99th Street and South Paxton Avenue.

Police said they do not believe the gunman was trying to rob the delivery man.

Earlier in the evening, near West 101st  and South State streets, a Chicago police sergeant shot and wounded a man who refused to drop a weapon, officials said. The man was shot in the foot and transported in good condition to Roseland Community Hospital.

A police officer was also involved in an auto accident in the same location, fire media said. The officer, whose age and gender was not immediately available, was taken in good condition to Little Company of Mary Hospital.

Earlier in the day, two men were shot near 49th Street and Langley Avenue, according to fire media.

A 19-year-old man was taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County after that shooting, which happened at about 2:15 p.m., and another man, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, fire media said.

In another shooting, a 23-year-old man was shot in the head while on the 7200 block of South Wentworth Avenue just before 1:15 p.m., police said. The man was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

At around 3 a.m., two people were shot in the 6400 block of South Bell Avenue. Police said a 26-year-old man was sitting on the front porch of a residence with a group of others when a white van drove by and an unknown offender fired shots.

The man was struck twice, once in each leg, and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said. A second victim, a 24-year-old woman, suffered a graze wound to the left leg and was also treated at Holy Cross Hsopital.

Less than an hour earlier, a 28-year-old man was shot while in a car in the 3100 block of West Lyndale Street. Police said the man was traveling westbound on Lyndale when someone emerged from an alley and fired at him, striking him in the ankle.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in stable condition.

Just before 2 a.m., a 17-year-old man was walking in the 0-100 block of North Mason Avenue was heard shots and felt pain. The teen was taken by a family member to Oak Park Hospital with a wound to his left foot, police said.

Around midnight Sunday, a 40-year-old man was shot in the left leg after a gunman fired two shots at him in the 1200 block of North Spaulding Avenue, police said.

The man was taken in stable condition to Stroger Hospital. No further details were immediately available on the shooting.

On Saturday, authorities said a 16-year-old girl was shot around 10 p.m. while standing with a group of friends in the playlot of a park in the 1200 block of West 92nd Street.

Two men walked out of an alley and opened fire, police said.

The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her right arm. She was listed in stable condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, three people were shot in two separate attacks. A 19-year-old man was shot in the hand and hip around 5:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of West 69th Street, police said.

His condition was not immediately known and details surrounding the shooting were not available, Sullivan said.

At the same time, two people were shot in the Englewood neighborhood. Police said the shooting took place near 69th Street and South Racine Avenue, where a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were shot.

Chicago Police News Affairs said their conditions were not known and no further details were available on the shooting.

Around 5:35 a.m. Saturday, in the 11800 block of South Lowe Avenue, a 51-year-old man was shot in the stomach. The man claimed he heard gunshots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

He was transported in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to authorities.

Around 4 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot over a parking spot in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. The shooting occurred in the 0-100 block of East Chestnut Street when a 41-year-old man was shot in the abdomen, police said.

The shooter fled in a white car and the man was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Sullivan said.

An hour earlier, two men were shot in the 1200 block of West Washburn Avenue, police said. A 22-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain, Sullivan said. The man, later identified as Jamal Coleman, of the 5400 block of West Monroe Street, was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital and later died.

A second victim, a 23-year-old man, drove himself to the hospital with a wound to the leg. and said he'd been hurt in the same Washburn Avenue attack.

Around 1:20 a.m., police said a 30-year-old man was exiting the driver’s side of a vehicle when another car drove by and fired several shots. The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

On Friday, a 37-year-old man was walking in an alley around 11:10 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Halsted Street when an offender fired shots from behind, police said.

Robert Hart, 37, of the 5800 block of South Shields Avenue was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and died short after midnight.

Earlier Friday, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in the 6600 block of South Honore Street. Police said an offender wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans fired shots at the man around 6:30 p.m. and fled the scene.

Brenden Temple, 21, of the 4000 block of South Indiana Avenue, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

Fifteen minutes earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 2200 block of East 71st Street. Jaleel Pearson, of the 6800 block of South Artesian Avenue, was shot in the chest and arm and died at Stroger Hostpital.

Around 5:30 p.m., a man was shot during a police-involved shooting on the city’s Northwest Side. Police said an officer observed a car matching the description of a vehicle wanted in connection with a burglary in the 6100 block of West Belmont Avenue.

The officer pursued the vehicle and another responding sergeant attempted to curb it in the 5600 block of West Roscoe Street.

The sergeant then exited his vehicle and the offender reversed and intentionally rammed the squad car. The sergeant approached the vehicle, but the offender accelerated forward toward the officer and the officer fired, according to a statement from police.

The man was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for his injuries. Angel Torres, 44, was charged with felony burglary, aggravated assault and armed violence, police said Saturday.

Earlier, a shooting in the Portage Park neighborhood left a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound to the foot, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

The man was shot around 1:52 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Mobile Avenue and was taken to Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in good condition, O'Brien said.

A teen was fatally shot minutes earlier around 1:35 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Vernon Avenue.

The teen was shot in the back and pronounced dead at the scene, O'Brien said.

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