CHICAGO — A week after Chicago's bloodiest stretch of 2013, weekend shootings have left seven people dead and at least 29 others wounded, police said.
The most recent homicide occurred about 11:25 p.m. Sunday in McKinley Park, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.
Eduardo Venagas, 18, was standing on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of South Bell Avenue when three men walked up and began shooting, authorities said. Venagas was shot in his chest and grazed in left shoulder.
The teen, who lived in the 3200 block of Bell, was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Two hours earlier, 22-year-old Justin Jackson was fatally shot in South Shore, authorities said. Jackson and a friend were sitting in a car near Jackson's home in the 1500 block of East 76th Place, Alfaro said, when three men approached and opened fire about 9:30 p.m.
Jackson was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 10:06 p.m. Sunday. His 26-year-old companion was shot in his shoulder and grazed in his head. Three people were questioned in the shooting early Monday, Alfaro said.
Four people were shot, one fatally, about 8 p.m. Saturday while they stood on a porch in the 2900 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue in Belmont Cragin, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.
Renee Soto, 21, who lived on the same block, was was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 8:42 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office. The three other victims were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, Gaines said.
Three people were shot, one fatally, about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue in South Chicago, fire officials said. The two wounded men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition.
The third man, 20-year-old Karl Austin, was pronounced dead on the scene. Austin's family said he was gunned down across the street from his home.
In the 2800 block of North Spaulding Avenue, a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in his chest about 8 p.m. Friday, Gaines said. The man, later identified as Uriel Guadarramo, was struck when a gunman emerged from between two parked cars and opened fire.
A 61-year-old man was also hit. He was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for wounds in his knee and head.
Police responded to shots fired at the Sheraton Hotel, 301 E. North Water St., about 4:30 p.m. Friday. In an apparent murder-suicide, Kim Wright of Oconomowoc, Wis., fatally shot Milwaukee resident James A. Wright in his face before turning the gun on herself.
On Friday, Vincent Mayes, 31, of the first block of North Laramie Avenue, was fatally shot about 1:30 p.m., authorities said. He was killed in the 4400 block of West Adams Street, police said.
In other shootings:
• About 11:50 p.m. Sunday, a 29-year-old man was shot in his right foot as he was walking in the 7200 block of South Langley Avenue, police said. He was taken from the Greater Grand Crossing shooting to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, according to cops. No one is in custody.
• Police said that about 10:45 p.m. in West Englewood, a 29-year-old man was walking in the 6100 block of South Throop Street when a man walked up and fired shots into his back and left leg. The injured man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in "stable" condition, police said.
• Just five minutes earlier in the same neighborhood, a man was standing on the corner of 61st Street and Ashland Avenue when someone shot him multiple times in his head, cops said. The 22-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to police. Cops said the two West Englewood incidents are currently being treated as separate cases.
• A 42-year-old man was in critical condition after he was shot in his arm and chest in Englewood early Sunday, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman. The victim was wounded about 6:30 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Emerald Avenue and taken to Stroger Hospital.
• Two people were shot in Pilsen at 5:36 a.m. Sunday, Sullivan said. The pair had been sitting on a front porch in the 1400 block of West 17th Street when a gunman opened fire.
A 32-year-old woman, who was shot in her buttocks, drove herself to University of Chicago Hospital. She was later transported to Stroger in stable condition. A 32-year-old man was grazed in his left thigh and refused medical attention.
• In North Lawndale, a 39-year-old man was shot in his arm and back in the 3800 block of West Grenshaw Street about 5:10 a.m. Sunday, Sullivan said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
• About 5 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot in his right arm in the 3400 block of West North Avenue in Humboldt Park, Sullivan said. The man was listed in good condition at Norwegian American Hospital, and police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
• In Greater Grand Crossing, a 16-year-old boy was shot in his abdomen about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, Sullivan said. The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, but no details about his condition were available.
• Early Sunday, a 25-year-old man walked into Stroger Hospital with bullet wounds in his left knee and right leg, Sullivan said. The man claims he was shot about 3:10 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue on the Near West Side.
• Two men were shot in East Garfield Park about 3 a.m. Sunday, Sullivan said. The men were walking in the 2700 block of West Harrison Street when an unknown man approached the pair and began shooting.
A 23-year-old was struck in his right arm, while a 20-year-old was hit in his right knee. Both men were listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.
• Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot in his lower left leg in Morgan Park, Sullivan said. The man had been walking near the intersection of 109th Street and Throop Street when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit.
He was treated at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
• In Woodlawn, a 26-year-old man was shot in his right forearm while walking in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue about 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Sullivan said. The man was treated at University of Chicago Hospital.
• A 23-year-old man was shot three times in his abdomen in the 6600 block of North Ashland Avenue in Rogers Park about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Sullivan said. The man was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in serious condition.
• A 16-year-old boy was shot in his back about 5 a.m. Saturday in the 5000 block of South Winchester Avenue. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital but refused medical attention.
• A 24-year-old man was shot in his right arm while in his vehicle in the 1600 block of West Christiana Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday.
• A 19-year-old man was listed in stable condition after he was shot in his abdomen and arm near the intersection of 61st Street and Ashland Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
• A 23-year-old man was shot in his leg on the 8800 block of South Exchange Avenue about 11 p.m. Friday. The man is listed in stable condition, police said.
• Just after 10 p.m. Friday, a 14-year-old boy was shot in his ankle and leg in the 4000 block of West Fillmore Street.
• A 22-year-old man walked into the University of Illinois Medical Center about 7 p.m. Friday with a gunshot wound in his left hand.
• About 6:30 p.m. Friday, a 37-year-old woman was shot in her ankle in the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue. She was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition.
Reporter Emily Morris contributed.