Chicago shootings this weekend: 54 shots, 7 dead in citywide violence over July 4th holiday weekend, police department says

CHICAGO — At least 54 people were shot dead in shootings across the city over the July 4 holiday weekend, seven of them fatally, Chicago Police Department said.

Last year, 19 people were killed and more than 100 shot dead over the long weekend of July 4th.

To prevent a similar surge in violence this year, Chicago Police Department Supt David Brown had said ahead of the long weekend that people should expect an increased police presence in their neighborhoods.

Boy, 10, wounded in bedroom after shots were fired outside Englewood home

In deadly attacks this weekend, a woman was killed and one gunman injured among two others in a Chinatown shooting on Friday night in Chinatown, police said.

A man and another gunman shot each other at about 10:50 p.m. at the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said. A 24-year-old woman was hit in the upper body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

A second woman, 42, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. She was listed in good condition. One of the gunmen, a 38-year-old man, was shot in the buttocks and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

5 wounded at Parkway Gardens

Three people were shot dead, one fatally, in a backyard early Sunday morning in Grand Crossing on the South Side.

The attack came during a violent eight-hour stretch in Chicago during which at least 16 people were shot dead, two fatally, from late Saturday to early Sunday.

The victims were with several people in the backyard of a home on the 7000 block of South Harper Avenue around 5:30 a.m. when someone approached and fired into the crowd, police said.

A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the body and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Two women, 24 and 30, both suffered multiple shots in the body and first went to Jackson Park Hospital before going to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The younger woman’s condition stabilized and the older woman was in good condition.

A man was fatally shot in Englewood on the South Side on Friday.

The 31-year-old was outside the 6500 block of South Wolcott Avenue around 5:45 p.m. when someone approached him and opened fire, police said. He was hit in the arm and head and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A man was fatally shot in West Garfield Park less than an hour earlier.

Around 5 p.m., Keishone Roberts, 29, was on the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street when someone approached him and opened fire, police and the Cook County Coroner’s Office said. He was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A man was shot and killed on the Far South Side in South Chicago just after midnight Saturday.

At around 12:20 a.m., the 30-year-old man was on the 9000 block of South Escanaba Avenue when he was shot in the head, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

A man was fatally shot while riding in a vehicle in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side early Sunday.

Around 3 a.m., the 35-year-old man was in the passenger seat as a female driver was traveling at the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was shot in the neck, police said.

The driver then drove about two and a half miles to the 5600 block of South Spaulding Avenue, where she called police, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name has not yet been released.

A man was killed in a shooting in South Shore on Saturday.

Around 4 p.m., he was riding his bike at the 2100 block of East 71st Street when someone shot him from a dark-colored sedan, police said.

The 26-year-old was hit in the head and arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Coroner.

A man was fatally shot outside an apartment building in West Humboldt Park on the West Side on Sunday morning.

The 38-year-old man was sitting outside the building on the 700 block of North Springfield Avenue around 10 a.m. when he was shot in the chest and head, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Hours later, a man was shot and killed while walking on the Chicago Lawn on the South Side.

The man, believed to be between the ages of 25 and 35, was walking the 6500 block of South Kedzie Avenue around 12:50 p.m. Sunday when a dark-colored vehicle approached and someone inside got out and opened fire , said the police.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, police said. He was later pronounced dead, officials said.

Nine people were injured in separate mass shootings over the weekend on the west and south sides.

At the first mass shooting Four people were injured at West Garfield Park on Friday night.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a man walking down the 3800 block of West Monroe Street opened fire and struck several people, according to police.

A man, around 25, was hit in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

A woman in her 20s was hit in the leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition, police said.

Another woman, 36, and a man, 41, both suffered gunshot wounds to the back, police said. The couple were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

Days later, a 17-year-old boy was among five people injured in a mass shooting early Monday in Parkway Gardens, according to the Chicago Fire Department and Police Department.

Officials responded to a call from several people who were shot dead at around 12:20 a.m. on the 6500 block of South Martin Luther King Drive’ said a spokesman for the fire department.

The boy was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, Chicago Police Department said.
A 30-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the body.
Two men, both 19, were shot in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago.
Another man, around 25, was shot in the knee and taken to the same hospital.
All five victims were listed in good condition, police said.

According to initial findings by the police, the suspect is said to have been traveling in a black SUV.

A 90-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition after being shot in North Lawndale on Saturday morning.

The man was found around 10 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Harding Avenue with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Detectives spoke to a person of interest.

A 10-year-old was injured while sitting in his bedroom on Sunday night when bullets went through the side of his Englewood home. The boy was in his bedroom on the 600 block of West Englewood Avenue around 10:40 p.m. when he felt pain, police said.

Investigators determined that multiple shots had entered through the home’s siding and struck the boy.

The boy was shot in the buttocks and an ankle and was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comers Children’s Hospital in good condition, according to police.

A 17-year-old girl was among two people shot and wounded in Bronzeville on the South Side early Sunday.

The teenager and a woman were standing outside on the 3700 block of South Langley Avenue around 12:45 a.m. when someone started shooting and hit them both, police said.

The girl was punched once in the arm and the 42-year-old woman was shot in the foot, officials said. They went to the University of Chicago Medical Center and were both in fair condition.

A witness told officers the shooter may have been driving a car.

Hours later, a man was shot dead during an argument following a traffic accident in Rosemoor on the Far South Side.

The accident happened around 3:20 a.m. at the 10300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when the driver of a vehicle struck the man’s vehicle, police said.

The 45-year-old man got out of his car to exchange information with the driver of the suspicious vehicle when an argument started between the two, police said. The driver of the striking vehicle then opened fire, hitting the man in the neck, officials said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

A few hours later, a man was shot dead after confronting a person who was trying to break into his car in Burnside on the South Side on Sunday morning.

At around 5:30 a.m., the man confronted someone who tried broke into his car at the 9300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the body, police said.

The 38-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was in serious condition, police said.

A man was shot dead in an attempted robbery early Monday in Streeterville on the Near North Side.

The 39-year-old man was shot and killed around 1:50 a.m. at the 400 block of East Erie Street, police said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. It was listed in good condition.

According to initial findings, the perpetrator tried to rob the man.

Hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was walking home in the 4200 block of West Grenshaw Street around 9:50pm on Sunday when someone approached and demanded his belongings at gunpoint, police said.

The boy refused and the suspect fired three shots before fleeing on a black mountain bike, officials said.

The boy suffered a scraped finger and was treated at the scene and released, police said.

Five men were injured in a shooting in Parkway Gardens on Monday morning.
Last weekend24 people were shot dead, five of them fatally.

(Source: solar times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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