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Five Killed, At Least 18 Wounded in Weekend Gun Violence

By Alex Parker | May 17, 2013 8:13pm | Updated on May 20, 2013 9:35am
  A verbal alteration about 3:50 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Iowa Street led to a 27-year-old man getting shot to death in the head, police said.
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CHICAGO — Five people were killed and at least 18 people were injured in shootings across the city this weekend, including a 12-year-old boy injured in an accidental shooting.

The latest slaying took place Sunday about 2:10 a.m. in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue, where a man was shot in the face, police said.

Edward Jordan, 53, of the 4900 block of West Lexington Street, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

On Saturday night, a woman was killed and two others were shot while the group was in Ryan Harris Memorial Park in Englewood, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.

The victims were standing in a group with others when at least one shooter fired in their direction about 9:10 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Lowe Avenue.

 A man was fatally shot about 7:25 p.m. Friday in the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, police said.
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Shaneda Lawrence, 30, of the 9600 block of South Peoria Street, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 12:46 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

A 27-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were also hospitalized with gunshot wounds after the park shooting.

In Grand Crossing, a 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times in the chest about 7:25 p.m. Friday in the 7700 block of South Langley Avenue, authorities said.

A shooter exited a black vehicle and fired shots at the boy while he was walking, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman. The shooter then fled in the vehicle.

The medical examiner's office identified the boy as Clifton Barney of the 7800 block of South Evans Avenue.

Less than an hour later, 40-year-old Ramar Bonner was shot to death in the 200 block of North Mayfield Avenue in Austin.

Bonner, of the 700 block of North Lotus Avenue, was shot in the head about 8:05 p.m. Friday, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood at 8:38 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

Also in Austin, a verbal alteration about 3:50 a.m. Saturday in the 4800 block of West Iowa Street led to the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man, Greer said. He was identified as Keith Johnson, authorities said.

Nonfatal shootings in the city included two shot in Albany Park and an accidental incident involving two boys playing with a gun in Little Village.

On Monday morning in Albany Park, a 17-year-old man was shot in the head along with a 19-year-old woman.

The two were parked in a car in the 4900 block of South Whipple Street when someone came up and began shooting, cops said. The 17-year-old was shot in the head and shoulders and hospitalized in critical condition, and the woman was taken to a local hospital in "stable" condition.

Earlier, at 1:20 a.m., a man was standing with a group of men in the 12300 block of South Harvard Avenue in West Pullman when a minivan pulled up and fired shots, cops said. Police said the man, who is in his 20s, was shot in his right ankle and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition stablized.

About 8:40 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot in Morgan Park.

He was in the 11500 block of South Church Street when someone shot him in the back, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, but his condition stablized, according to cops.

On Saturday shortly before 3 p.m., a 12-year-old boy was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of West 23rd Street when he was handling a gun with another juvenile, police and fire officials said. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 16-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with a misdemeanor reckless conduct for bringing the gun into the home, Alfaro said.

About 9 p.m. Friday in the 5400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, a 16-year-old boy was walking with several other males when he was approached by a gunman and shot in the leg, police said.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Greer said.

In North Lawndale, two women and a man were in a vacant lot in the 1200 block of South Kolin Avenue when shooters fired at them from a nearby alley about 11:25 p.m. Friday, Greer said.

After the attackers fled on foot, police found three assault weapons nearby. They also found a van in the 1200 block of South Kostner Avenue believed to have belonged to the attackers.

A 21-year-old woman was sent to Mount Sinai Hospital in extremely critical condition with a wound to the neck and throat area, Greer said. Another woman was sent to the same hospital with a serious arm wound.

The 38-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a wound to the back.

In West Englewood, two 18-year-old men who were with separate groups during a verbal altercation took bullets at 10:20 p.m. Friday in the 5800 block of South Laflin Street.

Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital, one with a wound to the leg and the other in the hip, Greer said. Both were in "stable" condition Saturday morning.

In West Pullman, a 34-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the back and abdomen, Greer said.

The man was on the sidewalk in the 12000 block of South Perry Avenue when a light-colored SUV pulled up about 10:50 p.m. Friday and the occupants fired shots at him, Greer said.

At 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning, a shooter approached a car in the 12000 block of South Lafayette Avenue and began firing. A man was treated on the scene for a wrist wound while a woman was taken to Roseland Community Hospital for a right leg wound.

In Humboldt Park, a 20-year-old man was shot about 3:35 a.m. Saturday while he was in a vehicle near the intersection of Division Street and Pulaski Road, Greer said.

A group outside the vehicle flashed gang signs at the vehicle before firing shots.

The man was dropped off at Mount Sinai with a shoulder wound.

In Woodlawn, a 23-year-old man was shot about 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the 6600 block of South Greenwood Avenue, Alfaro said. He took himself to Jackson Park Hospital.

Emily Morris contributed reporting.