Six Dead, At Least 25 Injured in Shootings

By Emily MorrisKyla Gardner and Quinn Ford  on July 22, 2013 10:14am

 A 14-year-old boy was shot in the 1500 block of South Kedzie Avenue Sunday morning, police said.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the 1500 block of South Kedzie Avenue Sunday morning, police said.
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CHICAGO — Six people were dead and at least 25 were wounded in shootings across the city from Friday evening until early Monday.

The most recent fatal shooting was about 4 a.m. Sunday in the Cabrini-Green area on the North Side, police said. Two men were shot in the 500 block of West Pearson Street, police said.

Donald Lewis, 25, of the 2600 block of West 12th Place, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 5:35 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

A 23-year-old man was shot in his leg and also went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said.

Earlier, about 1:50 a.m., a party ended with a man dead and three people wounded in a Far South Side shooting, cops said. They were shot in the 600 block of East 131st Street in the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex, according to police.

Marcus Holden, 28,  was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead at Roseland Hospital, authorities said.

A 40-year-old man was also shot multiple times and sent to Advocate Christ Medical Center. His condition was unknown. A 20-year-old woman also was sent to that hospital with a wound in her back. A 22-year-old man took himself to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island with a bullet wound in his buttocks.

About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot at a West Englewood gas station in the 7100 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

Eugene Clark, of the 7900 block of South Karlov Avenue, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

A woman who identified herself as Clark's mother said he was a "wonderful man" but declined to comment further.

About 10:55 p.m. Saturday in South Chicago, a 24-year-old man went to Stroger Hospital in critical condition after being shot multiple times in the 8500 block of South Saginaw Avenue, police said. He was identified as William Brown and pronounced dead at 11:54 p.m., the morgue said.

On Friday night in Humboldt Park, 20-year-old Carlos Barron died after being shot in his abdomen, authorities said. He was shot by someone in a light-colored sedan about 9:30 p.m. near Hirsch Street and Springfield Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead at 11:10 p.m.

In Chatham, 27-year-old Morrice Gibson apparently was hit in the crossfire when two people shot at a group standing near then, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7:27 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Vincennes Avenue near Gibson's former school, Simeon Career Academy, according to fire officials and family.

Gibson was taken in serious-to-critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center with bullet wounds in his head and stomach. He was pronounced dead there at 8:27 p.m., medical examiners said.

Police also said they're investigating a man's death as a homicide after he was run over in Gage Park early Sunday. The drive of the car was speeding from the scene of a fight in which a man was stabbed, when 20-year-old Jose Ibara and another man were run over, authorities said.

In nonfatal shootings:

About 3:30 a.m. Monday, a 20-year-old man was injured in a Greater Grand Crossing shooting.

From late Sunday morning until Sunday night, at least six people were wounded in shootings, including a 14-year-old boy shot near a North Lawndale convenience store.

At least five others were wounded in separate shootings Saturday evening, police said.

A 17-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man were injured in separate shootings Saturday morning, police said. The teen's shooting might have been gang-related, police said.

From Friday evening until Saturday morning, at least seven people were wounded in shootings, including a 6-year-old girl who was attending a memorial service.

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