9 dead, 40 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings, police say

Nine people were killed and at least 40 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said.

Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was shot to death Friday afternoon as she pushed one of her children in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side.

Aldridge, 32, was pushing a baby in a stroller in the 6300 block of South Calumet about 3:30 p.m. when two other men walked up and shot at a third man, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Aldridge, of the 6400 block of South King Drive, was shot in the head and arm. She died at Stroger Hospital at 4:15 p.m., authorities said. Two men have been charged with her murder and were ordered held without bail Sunday.

The most recent homicide happened about 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, where someone shot a 17-year-old boy in the abdomen on a a sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Jackson when someone walked up and shot him in the abdomen. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said. The medical examiner's office did not immediately confirm the death.

Sunday morning in the South Loop, a 45-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley in the 1800 block of South Michigan about 10 a.m., police said. A witness said they heard an argument and then a single gunshot. Authorities have not released the man's name.

About 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, five males walked up to a 38-year-old man after he parked his vehicle in the 3600 block of West 5th Avenue, and one of them shot him in the head. He was dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been released.

Shortly after midnight, officers on patrol near the 4400 block of West Monroe heard gunfire and found 30-year-old Demarco Richards on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Richards, whose home address was unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:27 a.m. An 18-year-old woman had also been shot in the left foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. A 25-year-old man later arrived at Stroger with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and right ankle. His condition stabilized, police said.

Saturday afternoon in Park Manor, a 19-year-old Mahadi Hering was part of one group fighting with another about 12:15 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Rhodes when someone pulled a gun and opened fire, police said. Hering was shot in the head and driven by friends to Jackson Park Hospital. He was later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 7200 block of South Evans. A 17-year-old boy shot in the leg was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, and a 35-year-old man shot in the neck took himself to Provident Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Earlier Saturday in West Pullman, 21-year-old Dylan N. Dent was riding in a car near his home in the 500 block of West 127th Street along with a 24-year-old man about 3:35 a.m. when a male with dreadlocks shot them from a blue truck, authorities said. Both were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where Dent died of a gunshot wound to the shoulder at 4:30 a.m., authorities said. The other man was shot in the leg. His condition stabilized.

At 6:13 p.m. Friday in Uptown, a gunman aiming for someone else instead hit a 55-year-old man in the chest in the 900 block of West Wilson, authorities said. He died at Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 6:51 p.m.

About the same time on the Northwest Side, someone got out of a car in the 1500 block of North Meade and shot 35-year-old Ramon M. Tolbert in the head and chest, authorities said. Tolbert, of the 200 block of North Kildare, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 6:49 p.m.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about noon Sunday in Fernwood on the South Side, where a 30-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while driving in the 10100 block of South State, police said. He crashed his vehicle into another car carrying four people. The man was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, as were a 1-month-old boy and 24-year-old woman in the other car, according to the Chicago Fire Department. A 6-year-old girl and 45-year-old woman were taken to Roseland Community Hospital in fair-to-serious condition.

At least 35 more people have been shot across the city in separate attacks since 4 p.m. Friday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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