4-Year-Old Boy Among 36 Shot in Chicago Weekend Violence


A 4-year-old boy was among at least 36 people shot in Chicago this weekend as violence across the city left four dead and nearly three dozen others wounded. 

The child was wounded in a shooting that also left a woman dead and a teen injured on the city’s West Side Friday, marking the weekend’s first homicide and bringing the city to more than 400 homicides so far this year. 

The shooting occurred at about 5:19 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Kamerling Avenue in the city’s Austin neighborhood. The child was shot in the arm and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the left arm and taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition and a 27-year-old woman was also shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The woman was later pronounced dead.

Area North detectives were investigating and no one was in custody. Police said the 19-year-old has “gang affiliation.” 

A second fatal shooting happened just after midnight Saturday, when three people were shot in the 2500 block of West Lithuania Plaza. The victims told police they were standing on the sidewalk when they heard shots and felt pain. 

An 18-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center. A 33-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken in serious condition to the same hospital. A 34-year-old woman  was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder, police said. 

At about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was found unresponsive in a backyard in the 9800 block of South Peoria. The man was found with a gunshot wound to the back and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The most recent fatal shooting happened just after midnight Monday, when a 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while walking on a sidewalk in the 7600 block of North Ashland. The man was shot when a gunman opened fire from a passing black Dodge Charger, police said. He wsa taken to Loyola Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

Source: 4-Year-Old Boy Among 36 Shot in Chicago Weekend Violence – NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-weekend-violence-437500173.html#ixzz4oPuoNmIr
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