Following a particularly violent Fourth of July weekend, violence in Chicago continued Saturday with 21 people shot overnight, including three people wounded outside a Northwest Side pizza restaurant.
The shooting took place around 10 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone opened fire on three people outside Marco’s Pizza in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, according to authorities.( Wed Jul 09 16:46:45 PDT 2014 $__output )
Police were combing through evidence during the evening hours and inspecting a delivery vehicle at the scene.( Wed Jul 09 16:25:58 PDT 2014 $__output )
A 24-year-old man, believed to be a delivery driver, was shot in the back and a 54-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head. Both were taken to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment. A 15-year-old boy was also wounded in the shooting and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said.
At least two people were killed during the overnight shootings.
Just after 8 p.m., four people were shot, one of them fatally in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street. Police said a group of people were standing on the block when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the arm and refused medical treatment. Police said the man was being uncooperative at the scene.
A 30-year-old woman injured in the shooting walked into Loretto Hospital with multiple gunshots wounds to the body. She was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in stable condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
A fourth victim walked into West Suburban Medical Center with a wound to the hand and was listed in good condition.
The shooting took place just steps away from a parking lot for the Friendship Baptist Church, where churchgoers were celebrating the 117th Church Anniversary, according to the church’s website.
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In the weekend’s second homicide, a man was killed and his mother seriously wounded in a shooting in the city’s Chicago Lawn neighborhood.
Police said the shooting appeared to be a domestic incident.
The two were involved in an argument with a man in the home in the 6200 block of South Rockwell Street, according to authorities. Police said the man left the residence after the argument and returned with a handgun, striking both victims in the chest.
A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and his 50-year-old mother was in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
At least 12 other people were wounded in shootings since 6 p.m. Friday.
- Just before 10 a.m., police said a man believed to be in his 20s was shot in the city's Lawndale neighborhood. The man was shot in the torso in the 3800 block of West Fillmore Street and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, officials said. His condition was not immediately known, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
- Around 4:30am, a 38-year-old man was walked into Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg. The man told police he was walking in the 3300 block of West Le Moyne Street when someone fired shots from a passing light-colored, four-door vehicle.
- Just before 4 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the 9800 block of South Hoxie Avenue. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds while standing outside in a gangway, police said. He was taken by a relative to Trinity Hospital where he was then transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
- Around 11:45 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot near Division and Rockwell streets when a vehicle exited an alley and someone fired shots at the man. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a wound to the upper right back and was listed in stable condition.
- Minutes later, a 38-year-old man was shot near Rockwell and Evergreen streets. The man told police he was standing in the front yard of a home in the 2600 block of West Evergreen Street when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with wounds to both legs and was listed in stable condition.
- Around 10:40 p.m., two people were shot in the 100 block of West 104th Place. A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm and a 26-year-old man was shot in the upper back. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, Greer said. The two told officers they were standing on the sidewalk when they “heard shots and felt pain.”
- At about 7:45 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the ankle in the 7000 block of South Damen Avenue when someone fired shots at him from an alley. The teen was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
- A 22-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting around 7 p.m. in the 900 block of South Springfield Avenue. The man was discovered on the street with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
- Just before 7 p.m., two men were shot in 2800 block of West Pershing Road in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. A 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old man both suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said the two were standing on the street when someone inside a black vehicle driving eastbound on Pershing Road fired at them.
- Around 6 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 11500 block of South Prairie Avenue. The man transported himself to Trinity Hospital in good condition. He told police he was walking on the block when two men approached him, yelled gang slogans and fired at him.