CHICAGO — Shootings across the city wounded 13 people since noon Sunday, bringing the number shot over Memorial Day Weekend to at least 53, including four people killed, according to police.
The shootings during the violent three-day weekend began at 9 p.m. Friday. Included in the four dead is a 15-year-old girl shot while driving with gang members on North Lake Shore Drive.
First. Deputy Supt. John Escalante said on Sunday police were working to quell the violence by saturating high-crime areas as well as parks and beaches. He said officers would be shifted on Sunday to the Harrison District and other West Side districts that saw many of the shootings through Saturday.
Thousands of officers are patrolling the streets this weekend, many of them volunteering for over time shifts, the police department said.
Despite the violence, Escalante said the majority of Chicagoans were safe to celebrate Memorial Day.
"It's a big city and it's a safe city," Escalante said. "It's about 1,500 people driving this violence. I'm confident we'll be able to turn this around."
The most recent homicide was 5 p.m. Saturday, when a 27-year-old man was found shot to death in Fuller Park.
No homicides were reported on Sunday, but 12 people were shot in 10 separate incidents across the city.
•The most recent shooting came at 6:15 a.m. in Washington Park, police said.
•At 1:30 a.m., two 18-year-old men were wounded in a Humboldt Park shooting.
• A 28-year-old man was wounded in a Greater Grand Crossing shooting at 1 a.m. Monday, said Officer Bari Lemmon, Chicago Police spokeswoman.
The man was in the 400 block of East 74th Street when two men came up and tried to rob him before opening fire, Lemmon said. He was struck in the buttocks and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was not known but police said he was stable.
• A 35-year-old man was shot in Austin at 12:30 a.m. Monday, Lemmon said.
He was standing on a porch in the 900 block of North Massasoit Avenue when a silver SUV drove by and someone inside began firing, Lemmon said. He was struck in the left leg and was taken to Loyola Hospital, where his condition was not released but police said he was stable.
• A 21-year-old man was wounded in an Englewood shooting at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Lemmon said.
He was in the 5900 block of South Princeton Avenue when he was shot in the left leg, she said. He got himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was unknown, Lemmon said.
• A 58-year-old man and a 35-year-old man were shot in North Lawndale at 11 p.m. Sunday, Lemmon said.
They were on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of South Harding Avenue when a man walked up and opened fire, Lemmon said. The 58-year-old was shot in his right leg and the 35-year-old was struck in his back, Lemmon said.
Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was released but police said he was stable.
• A 25-year-old man was wounded in a Oakland shooting at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Lemmon said.
He was in the 3800 block of South Lake Park Avenue when he was shot in the left hand and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, she said.
• A 29-year-old was wounded in a West Pullman shooting at 5:53 p.m. Sunday, police said.
• At 4 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in Auburn Gresham.
• A 20-year-old man was shot in West Pullman at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.
• Fifteen minutes before that, a 20-year-old man was shot in Auburn Gresham.
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