SOUTH DEERING — A 39-year-old food deliveryman wounded Sunday night was the 22nd person shot in Chicago this weekend, including five people killed by gunfire, police said.
The man was delivering food in the 9900 block of South Paxton Avenue in South Deering at 10:36 p.m. when a man walked out of the alley and fired shots, hitting the victim in his hip. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition, said Officer Ron Gaines, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
On Saturday, two people were killed and six were wounded, including a man shot over a parking spot in the Gold Coast.
Friday afternoon, three people were fatally shot including a 14-year-old boy killed in Grand Crossing.
Nonetheless, Chicago Police said that as of midnight Sunday, citywide murders were down 20 percent, and shootings were down 22 percent over last year.
Police said they also recovered 129 illegal guns last week.
In the wake of the violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on a ride-along with police Sunday night, a mayoral spokesman said. Emanuel spent time with officers in the Grand Crossing and Gresham districts, the spokesman said.
Contributing: Ted Cox