CHICAGO — One man has been killed and at least 13 others wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon, police said.
An 18-year-old Auburn Gresham man was shot dead during an altercation at a family party in Avalon Park about 10:43 p.m. Friday, said Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman.
The teen, who was identified as Dionte Maxwell, had been trying to get party crashers to leave his uncle's house in the 8400 block of South Constance Avenue when a man pulled a handgun and opened fire.
Maxwell, who lived about five miles away in the 8400 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was struck twice in the chest. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and pronounced dead at 11:53 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
A 19-year-old man had been arrested and was in police custody early Sunday, authorities said. Charges were pending.
In other shootings:
• In North Austin, a 24-year-old man was shot in the head at about 10:15 Sunday morning, said Officer Daniel O’Brien, a police spokesman. The man was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, he said. No one is in custody and Area North detectives are investigating.
• A 22-year-old man is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center after he was shot multiple times Sunday morning, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The shooting occurred about 5:15 a.m. in the 6800 block of South Pulaski Road in West Lawn.
• In West Englewood, a 21-year-old man was shot in his left leg during a drive-by in the 7000 block of South Wolcott Avenue, Estrada said. The victim was standing with several friends when someone in a green SUV opened fire about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. He was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
• A 27-year-old man was shot in his right leg in Pullman early Sunday, Estrada said. As the man left a party in the 9700 block of South Greenwood Avenue, he inadvertently walked into a group of women fighting. Someone fired several shots about 2:40 a.m., striking the man, who was later treated at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
It wasn't clear early Sunday who fired the gun, police said.
• A 21-year-old man claims that when woke up in Logan Square Saturday morning, he realized he had been shot during a long night of drinking, police said. The man, who called cops from the 3600 block of West Dickens Street, was treated at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center for a gunshot wound in his leg.
Police sources said the man's story might be fabricated. He was "uncooperative" Saturday.
• Just before 6 a.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot in his hand in the 7600 block of North Greenview Avenue in Rogers Park, Estrada said. The man, who cops said is a documented gang member, drove himself to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
• A 25-year-old man was struck in the right arm during a possible domestic incident in Calumet Heights, Estrada said. The victim was shot by another man about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 9200 block of South Blackstone Avenue.
The second man fled the scene, Estrada said, while the victim drove himself to Advocate Trinity Hospital. He was later transferred in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. No one was in custody Saturday.
• In North Lawndale, two men were shot in their feet about 2:55 a.m. Saturday, police said. The men, who cops said are documented gang members, claimed they were walking along the 4100 block of West 16th Street when an unknown gunman began shooting.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in both feet, while a 25-year-old man was struck in his right foot. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
Police sources said Saturday there were several inconsistencies in the victims' statements.
• Shortly after midnight Saturday, a 31-year-old man was struck in the right leg in the 5600 block of West Thomas Street in Austin, police said. The man was treated at West Suburban Medical Center.
Though the man originally claimed he was shot by someone else, his injuries turned out to be self-inflicted, police sources said. He was arrested for filing a false report, but no charges were filed, and he was released early Saturday.
• A 30-year-old man was shot in his right arm in the 1400 block of North Lawler Avenue in Austin about 10 p.m. Friday, Estrada said. The man was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital.
• In Auburn Gresham, a 19-year-old man was shot in his left arm about 6:30 p.m. Friday while driving along the 7800 block of South Marshfield Avenue, Estrada said. The victim drove himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital and was later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
• About 4:20 p.m. Friday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in his right foot while walking in the 7200 block of South Central Park Avenue, Estrada said. The teen, who police said has documented gang ties, was treated at Holy Cross Hospital.