CHICAGO — Gun violence across the city from Christmas Eve into Wednesday morning left an Englewood teen rapper dead, an 11-year-old boy hurt and and at least 11 others injured, police said.
Joshua Davis, 18, of the 7200 block of South Bell Avenue in Englewood, got into a fight with several men on a bus Tuesday night, authorities said. He was shot after getting off the bus in the 2000 block of West 69th Street about 11:30 p.m. when he was hit by gunfire, police said.
Davis died at the hospital an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was possibly targeted because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt honoring slain rapper Lil JoJo, his family said Wednesday.
More than a dozen other people were wouned in the spate of holiday violence.
An 11-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to his arm in the 6200 block of South Michigan Avenue in Washington Park shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
The boy was walking with a group when he noticed he had been shot, according to cops. He was taken to Comer Children's Hospital and later released, police said.
"It sounded like five or so shots," said Sharon Walker, a lifelong resident of the same block. "We all fell to the floor because it sounded like it was coming in the house."
Walker also noted two cellphones in her front yard immediately following the shooting, but it was not clear how they were linked to the fusillade.
"This used to be such a nice neighborhood," she said, noting she had witnessed another shooting in October when a man had been shot in the stomach within sight of her home.
"I don't even like letting my mom sit on the front porch anymore," she said.
Two men were shot in the 0-100 block of North Lockwood Avenue in South Austin following an argument about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, police said. While the two 21-year-old men sat inside a car, an unknown offender walked up and fired multiple times, striking one victim in the neck and leg and the other person in the knee, police said.
The men were first taken by friends to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park before the man in more serious condition was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, police said.
A 22-year-old woman was shot after arguing with her boyfriend in the 1900 block of South Harding Street in North Lawndale about 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, police said. She was shot in the face and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said. No arrests have been made, police said.
A 25-year-old was in critical condition after he was shot in the 4300 block of West Armitage Avenue about 2 p.m Christmas Day, authorities said.
At least seven people were shot, four of whom were critically wounded on Christmas Eve, authorities said.
No one has been arrested for any of the shootings, police said.