6 dead, 28 wounded in holiday weekend violence

July 5, 2011 9:26:44 AM PDT
Several people were victims of gun violence over the long holiday weekend.

The six homicide victims between Friday and Tuesday were all men, who ranged in age from 17 to 25 years old.

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday night in the Roseland neighborhood. He was walking at 107th and South Wentworth when he was shot. Martel Field, of 240 W. 107th Place, was shot in the left side of the chest, police said. Officers found the young man lying on the ground when they responded to a call of a person shot at 9:43 p.m., police said. He was dead on the scene.

A 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning in the 600 block of East 47th Street.

And a 28-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder late Monday night in Englewood. She was standing on a porch in the 600 block of West 70th Street when she was shot.

The homicides include:

About 2:30 p.m. Friday, police found a 21-year-old man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as David Cardine -- unresponsive in a van in the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said.

Cardine, of 28 N. Chase Ave. in Lombard, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.

About 11:15 p.m. Friday, a male shot two men in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street and fled south on foot, police said.

One of the men -- identified by the medical examiner's office as Javone Oliphant -- was shot multiple times, police said. The other man, 23, was shot in the buttocks and both legs and was treated and released from John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Oliphant, of 5011 W. Maypole Ave., was pronounced dead at 12:09 a.m. Saturday at Stroger Hospital, the medical examiner's office said.

A man and woman sitting in a vehicle in the 8500 block of South Givins Court were shot about 5:25 a.m. Saturday, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The man was identified as Charles Bell, 25, of 15727 Turlington Ave. in Harvey, and was pronounced dead at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Center at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner's office.

A 34-year-old woman was taken in an unidentified condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 8:50 a.m. Saturday, a man in his 20s was shot to death in a street in the Little Village neighborhood after exchanging some words with the driver of a van.

The victim was crossing the street at South Karlov Avenue and West 30th Street when he and the driver of a van exchanged words, Mirabelli said.

The driver of the van then shot the man in the head, Mirabelli said.

The man -- identified as Jose Moldonado, 22, of 3123 S. Kedvale Ave., was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner's office.

A man was fatally shot in the 6400 block of South Wolcott Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The man -- identified as Ricardo Hall, 30, of 7914 S. Honore St.-- suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m. Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.

About 6:05 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue, police said. Prior to the shooting, the man was arguing about money with the gunman.

The man was taken in "stable" condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

About 7 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man standing on a corner in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue ran when he heard gunshots, but still was shot in the leg, police said. He was taken in good condition to South Shore Hospital.

About an hour later, an 18-year-old man standing in a driveway in the 1400 block of West 61st Street was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

An 18-year-old man standing with a "large" group of people in the 6500 block of South Campbell Avenue was shot by a gunman on a bike about 8:35 p.m. Friday, police said. He was taken in "stable" condition to Christ Medical Center.

About 10:05 p.m. Friday, a man in his 20s was shot in the 3100 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

About 10 minutes later, a 17-year-old boy was standing in the street in the 1800 block of South Allport Street when a male passenger in a sport-utility vehicle yelled gang slogans and shot him, police said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the head and back, police said.

Just before noon Saturday a young man was shot near a South Side alley.

The shooting occurred near in an alley on the 1300 block of West 81st Street, Mirabelli said.

The victim, who was believed to be between 16 and 25 years old, suffered a gunshot wound to his right side, police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in an unidentified condition, though according to preliminary information his condition was "stable," Mirabelli said.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle about 11:10 p.m. Saturday in the 7600 block of South Marquette Avenue and was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital, police said.

About 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said.

The man was initially taken in critical condition to Loretto Hospital and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

About 1 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to a local hospital in good condition after the car he was riding in was chased by another near East 87th Street and South Stony Island Avenue.

The two cars were going west on 87th Street when the car being chased attempted to turn onto Stony Island, Mirabelli said. At that point a third vehicle, which was not involved in the chase, crashed into the car being chased.

The occupants of the car chasing that car then got out, approached the car they were chasing, and opened fire, wounding the victim.

At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was walking in the 6300 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by an assailant who displayed a gun, opened fire and fled the scene, according to police. He was taken in "stable" condition to Stroger Hospital with two gunshot wounds to the body.

At 8:25 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the head in the 0-100 block of East 119th Street, Zala said.

The man was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.

A man walked into a South Side hospital Sunday evening with gunshot wounds to the elbow and side, police said.

He told police shooting happened about 7:40 p.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when someone approached and opened fire. He was able to drive himself to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was treated for the gunshot wounds, police said.

About 7:45 p.m. Sunday, a man and woman were wounded during a drive-by shooting. A vehicle was stopped in traffic in the 7100 block of South Greenwood Avenue when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, according to a police. The second vehicle, of an unknown make and model, then fled the scene.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg and a 19-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks, police said. Both were taken in "stable" condition to Stroger Hospital.

A man drove himself to a hospital late Sunday after he was shot while grabbing the gun from a man who was trying to rob him on the South Side.

The 33-year-old man was parked in a vehicle in the 7100 block of South Wentworth Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when a man approached with a handgun and demanded money, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The gunman opened fire when the man in the car reached for the weapon, police said. The gunman then fled the scene and the man in the vehicle -- who was shot in the forearm -- drove himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, according to police.

About 11:55 p.m. Sunday a 25-year-old man was stabbed during a fight on a Lakeview street late Sunday.

The victim was involved in a physical altercation on the 3300 block of North Halsted Street when he was stabbed, police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said.

The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, according to police.

A 21-year-old woman was critically injured in a shooting early Monday on the West Side. She was standing in the 4800 block of West Augusta Boulevard when someone inside a light-colored vehicle opened fire at 12:54 a.m. Monday, police said. She was shot multiple times in the back and side and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.

About 5:02 a.m. Monday a man was stabbed on the West Side. The victim, whose age was unknown, was stabbed on the 4000 block of West Roosevelt Road, Baety said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in an unspecified condition.

About 3:20 p.m. Monday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 9700 block of South Merrion Avenue, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said.

Monday afternoon, an 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man was shot at 3:37 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Damen Avenue, Zala said.

The man was taken in serious to critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Will Knight said. The shooting may have been a drive-by, said Zala, citing preliminary information.

A 31-year-old man was in serious condition at an area hospital after he was shot late Monday on the Southwest Side. The victim was standing on the sidewalk in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue when a male gunman walked up and opened fire at just after 11 p.m., police said. He was shot in the neck and side and was taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

A 25-year-old man also suffered a graze wound to the groin in the shooting.

A 22-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot in the head early Tuesday on the Near North Side. The shooting happened about 1:40 a.m. in the 500 block of West Chestnut Street.

Officers arrived on scene and found the man in the street with at gunshot wound to his head. The man was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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