Weekend Off to Violent Start: 15 Shot, One Dead Friday Night, Saturday
CHICAGO — The first warm weekend of the year got off to a violent start with 15 people shot overnight Friday and into Saturday, including one man who was killed. That's in addition to the shooting death of a teenage girl Friday, who was among four people shot during the afternoon.
Friday night's homicide victim was identified as Shannon Mack, 34. Police said Mack was a passenger in a car in the 2700 block of East 76th Street. When the driver left the car at 9:25 p.m. and went inside a building on the block, someone shot Mack multiple times, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
In other shootings:
• About 6:40 p.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue. The teen was shot in his right leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman, citing preliminary information.
• Saturday afternoon, a 25-year-old man walked into Stroger Hospital after he had been shot in his right abdomen and right foot, Sweeney said. Police could not immediately provide details on the shooting, but the man told authorities he had been shot sometime on Friday.
• At 4:55 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a 30-year-old man was shot in the lower left leg in the 400 block of West 126th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, Sweeney said. The victim was taken in stable condition to MetroSouth Hospital in good condition.
•About 2 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man walked into Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his right hand. He told police he was shot in the 5200 block of West Barry Avenue in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.
• Around 3:55 a.m., two men were shot in the 1100 block of West 18th Street. A 26-year-old man was in stable condition at Stroger Hospital after being shot in the back and hand. A 25-year-old man was also in stable condition at Stroger Hospital after being shot multiple times in the body. Both victims took themselves to the hospital, Greer said.
• Around 3:30 a.m., two women were shot in the neck while waiting at a stoplight in the 500 block of North Cicero Avenue in West Garfield Park. The shooter then fled northbound. One of the victims, 20, was in serious condition at Loretto Hospital; the other, 23, was in good condition, police said. Area North detectives are investigating, said Greer.
• Around 2:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg. The man was standing in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in South Shore when an unknown man approached firing shots. The man fled to the 2000 block of East 69th Street and flagged down police, said Greer. The victim was in stable condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
• Around 2:30 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 3200 block of West Huron Street in East Garfield Park. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The shooting possibly occurred during a robbery, said Greer.
•Around 10:20 p.m. Friday, a 27-year-old man was shot in both legs while attempting to stop a fight in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. Area South Detectives are investigating, said Greer.
• Around 10:10 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the head and shoulder while seated in a car in the 8100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue in Ashburn. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.
• Around 9:15 p.m. Friday, a 57-year-old was shot in the leg in the 0-100 block of East 120th Street in West Pullman. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in stable condition. Area South detectives are investigating, said Greer.
• Around 8:05 p.m., a 17-year-old was shot in the 1500 block of East 79th Street in East Chatham. The teen was in a vehicle when another vehicle approach and fired shots. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Area North detectives are investigating, said Greer.