Chicago police: 60 people shot, 9 killed in weekend violence

CHICAGO – Nine people died on weekends across Chicago, including four minors and 51 injured.

A 13-year-old girl was killed and two others were injured in the West Side of Austin on Saturday night, June 20. The girl was inside a house around 8:30 am. Chicago police said he was shot in the 1000 block of North Lecler Avenue and hit in the neck. He was taken to Strozer Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Amaria J. Jones.

Two boys, aged 15 and 1, were sitting on a porch when a red laser fired at them, police said. The younger boy was hit in the back and the older boy was hit in the leg. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good health.

A three-year-old boy was seriously injured when someone shot his father while driving in Austin.

The baby, identified as Mackay James, was hit in the back around 6:25 p.m. Authorities say the father of the boy’s 227-year-old father was driving in the 60,000 block of North Central Avenue and fired several rounds when someone in a blue Honda pulled up behind a black SUV, authorities said.

A police source said the father was believed to have been the target of the shooting.

Police said the father took the boy to a medical center in the western suburbs of Oak Park, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The father was also treated for a stab wound to the abdomen.

Two teenage boys were killed just over an hour earlier in southern Chicago.

Jason Francis, 1, was about 1:10 years old and was in an alley at about 5:10 p.m. Authorities say a male suspect approached them and opened fire on the 00900 block of South Luella Avenue. Francis was shot in the back, chest and arm, while the 16-year-old was shot in the back and side. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

One person was killed and three others were injured in the latest deadly shooting at Humble Park on Sunday morning, June 21.

Police said they were arguing with a group around 11 a.m. when they were shot in the 20,000 block of West Potomac Avenue, police said. A 40-year-old man was shot more than once and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men, aged 23 and 21, went to Strozer Hospital in good health. The elderly man was shot in the knee and buttocks, while the young man was shot in both legs. The fourth man, 34, had his legs and arms shot. He was treated and released from Mount Sinai Hospital.

Two people were shot dead in another attack in Austin on Saturday evening, one of them fatal.

At 4:46 a.m., officials responded to a report of a man being shot. Two people were seen on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Central Avenue, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in the torso and taken to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The other man, 32, suffered a left leg injury and was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

Less than an hour earlier, a man was shot dead and another wounded in northwestern Logan Square.

The 23-year-old and 24-year-old men were out around 5 p.m. When a group of men approached them in the 1900 block of Northwest Avenue, they shouted gang slogans, police said. The group asked what group the men were with, and the fight began. During the protest, the men pulled a gun and fired.

The 23-year-old was hit in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The 24-year-old was hit in the arm and was taken to Santo Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in good condition.

Another was killed Friday night in Garfield Park on the west side.

He was driving behind about 10:25. Chicago police say a black SUV arrived in the 4100 block of West Congress Parkway and someone inside shot at his car, Chicago police said.

Almos Kalam, 33, was taken to Stroger Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, where he died at 10 p.m., police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He lived in Austin.

The first murder of the weekend occurred less than an hour before the Austin block.

The three men were out around 9:52 a.m. when someone opened fire on a passing car in the 4800 block of West Gladys Avenue, police said.

Johnny Teju, 33, was shot in the neck and taken to Strozer Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He lived in Washington Park.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at a medical center in the western suburbs of Oak Park, police said. A 43-year-old man shot in the lower back took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in a fair condition.

In the nonfatal shooting, a teenage boy was shot in Humboldt Park on the west side early Sunday morning.

At 11:36 a.m. on West Hirch Street, police said three other people, aged 1, were in a car with another man. The vehicle came down and hit a few parked cars. The four ran away, at which point the suspect shot the young man in the lower abdomen. He was taken to Strozer Hospital in a healthy condition.

Another teenage boy was shot in Little Italy early Saturday morning.

The 1-year-old was driving on South Lumis Street around 12:30 a.m. when someone in a gold feather shot him, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in a healthy condition.

Minutes later, a 644-year-old woman was shot inside her home in Humboldt Park on the west side.

Police said he was inside at about 12:49 a.m. when he was shot through his window in the 1000 block of North Londell Avenue. The woman was hit in the arm and taken to Norwegian American Hospital in a fair condition. He did not appear as the shooter’s target.

The incident of gun violence early in the weekend injured a 35-year-old woman on the South Shore Friday evening.

About half past one. He was with a group of people around noon. A light-colored SUV pulled into the 00400 block of South Phillips Avenue and someone inside fired, police said. He was shot in the arm and his condition stabilized at Chicago Medical Center.

At least 337 people have been injured in shootings in Chicago since 5 p.m. Friday.

Gun violence last weekend killed two people and injured 31 across the city.



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