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At Least Six Killed, 17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

By Quinn Ford | May 27, 2014 7:52am
 At least two people were wounded in separate shootings on the city's West Side, police said. (File photo)
At least two people were wounded in separate shootings on the city's West Side, police said. (File photo)
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CHICAGO — At least six people were killed and 17 more were wounded in shootings over Memorial Day weekend, authorities said.

Most recently, a 33-year-old man was killed in South Austin Monday afternoon, police said. Monte Tillman, of the 1100 block of Thomas Avenue, died Monday evening after he was shot about 3:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Tillman was walking in the 5200 block of West Lake Street Monday when a man walked up, pulled out a gun and shot him, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

The gunman then fled. Tillman was taken to Stroger Hospital where authorities said his condition initially stabilized, but he was pronounced dead there at 4:26 p.m. Monday, the medical examiner's office said.

About 1 a.m. Monday, another man was killed in South Austin. Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 5400 block of West Haddon Street and found 25-year-old Lance Stanton, who had been shot repeatedly. Stanton later died at Stroger Hospital.

On Sunday night, a 46-year-old Maywood man was killed in East Garfield Park. Arron Feazell, 46, and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 3300 block of West Maypole Avenue about 8 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Feazell died at the scene, and the teen was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

About a half hour earlier, a 17-year-old was fatally shot in Brainerd. According to police, the teen ran into a home in the 9300 block of South Ada Street about 7:25 p.m. after he had been shot in the jaw. 

The teen, later identified as Dashawn Johnson, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. Sunday.

A 23-year-old man was shot to death in Uptown Saturday night. Cortez Reed was standing in the 900 block of West Windsor Avenue when someone opened fire about 8:05 p.m. Saturday. The 23-year-old was shot in the chest and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he later died.

Saturday afternoon, a 31-year-old man was killed and another was injured in a shooting in Englewood. Kenneth Anthony, 31, was rushed to Stroger Hospital after he and the other man were shot near West 69th Street and South Emerald Avenue about 3:45 p.m. Anthony was pronounced dead at 4:44 p.m., officials said.

In recent nonfatal shootings:

At 12:12 a.m. Tuesday, a 34-year-old man was shot in Belmont Cragin, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

The 34-year-old man was in the 5600 block of West Parker Avenue when someone inside a minivan pulled up alongside him and began shooting, Gaines said.

The 34-year-old was shot in the forearm and was transported to Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in good condition. Police said the man has documented gang ties.

Earlier, a 32-year-old man was shot in the city's Austin neighborhood. The man was standing in his doorway in the 5800 block of West Potomac Avenue when a gunman across the street opened fire, police said.

The man was shot in the arm and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, Gaines said.

No one was in custody in connection with either shooting as of early Tuesday morning, Gaines said.