BELMONT CRAGIN — A fatal shooting in a West Side neighborhood left one dead and three wounded Friday evening.
A 21-year-old man died at Stroger Hospital after being shot multiple times, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman. The victim, Renee Soto, was one of three people killed and at least 11 wounded in gun violence Friday and Saturday.
The shooting, in the 2900 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue, also wounded three other people who were standing on a porch at about 8 p.m. Friday.
A 17-year-old girl was shot in the side of her head. Two men, ages 30 and 28, were also injured in the incident. All three are in stable condition, police said.
Miran Andrada was watching television with her husband when she heard what she thought was fireworks.
But moments later, she heard someone yell, "Oh my God!" She stepped out on her porch to see what happened just two houses away.
"It was quiet and all of a sudden we heard an ambulance and saw the police coming," she said.
Andrada has lived in her house for four years and said she's never encountered an incident like the one that shook her Belmont Cragin street Friday night.
The shooting terrified the mother of three.
"After seeing the victims go in the ambulance... I can't sleep well knowing what happened," Andrada, 31, said.
Another neighbor, who declined to give his name, was riding his bike home from work when he saw a group gathered across the street. He was shocked when he heard it was a shooting instead of his initial assumption, fireworks.
"It's so quiet here. All the time. I've lived here for 29 years and I've never seen anything like this. My kids grew up here," he said.