CHICAGO — Five shootings Sunday evening and Monday morning left one dead and several wounded.
A 27-year-old man was found on the street in the 7600 block of South Greenwood Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing around 10 p.m. He was shot in his head and pronounced dead on the scene, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
The man was identified as Sterling McKenzie of the 3800 block of West 84th Street, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Overall, 17 people were shot over the weekend, Officer Adam Collins said, matching the shooting total from the same weekend last year. Two people were killed this weekend last year, he said.
Collins said overall shootings are down 24 percent from last year, and murders are down 26 percent.
In other overnight violence, a man was shot in his leg near Grand and Melvina avenues in Belmont Cragin at 1:06 a.m., said Officer Michael Sullivan, a Police Department spokesman. About 20 minutes earlier, a man in his 20s also was shot in his leg about 12:40 a.m in the 11900 block of South Stewart in West Pullman, Alfaro said. No further information was available on either shooting.
An hour earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the 10600 block of South Oglesby Avenue in South Deering. Alfaro said a dark-colored SUV drove up around 11:50 p.m. and someone from inside fired shots. The boy was taken to Roseland hospital with a gunshot wound in his right hand, police said.
About 8:35 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in his head during a possible robbery in the 1200 block of South Komensky Avenue in North Lawndale, Alfaro said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.
A 25-year-old man was shot in his buttocks in the 2400 block of East 107th Street in South Deering. He was transferred to Christ Hospital in good condition, Sullivan said.
The shootings come on the heels of a Saturday night shooting in the 4500 block of South Drexel Avenue in Kenwood that left an 18-year-old wounded.
Friday night and Saturday morning, at least seven people were wounded in shootings across the city.
Earlier Friday, four other people were shot in separate incidents, including a 17-year-old boy in South Shore.