8 killed, 33 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

Police on the scene of a homicide early Saturday in Woodlawn. (Daniel Brown/Sun-Times)

Eight people were killed and at least 33 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The weekend's most recent homicide happened Sunday evening in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, Chicago Police said.

A male, whose age was unknown, was shot multiple times at 6:09 p.m. in the 2500 block of West 68th Street, according to police. Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found the male at the mouth of an alley with a gunshot wound to the head and multiple gunshot wounds to his body, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner's office was not immediately able to confirm the death.

Saturday morning, a man died of gunshot wounds in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

About 7 a.m., officers responding to reports of shots fired in the 2600 block of West 23rd found 26-year-old Vincent Zarco unresponsive with a gunshot wound, according to police and the medical examiner's office. Zarco, who lived in the 2400 block of Wesley Avenue in Berwyn, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m., authorities said. Officers also saw a vehicle drive away from the scene. When they attempted to pull it over, the driver threw a gun out of the window. The two people inside the vehicle were taken into custody and were being questioned by Area Central detectives Saturday morning.

Several hours earlier, a man was shot to death in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. A vehicle pulled up to the 26-year-old man about 4:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Rhodes, and someone inside shot him in the neck. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, police said. The medical examiner's office has not yet released his name.

Friday night, another 26-year-old man was slain in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was outside at 8:55 p.m. in the 6000 block of North Talman when a group of people walked up and fired shots, hitting him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m., authorities said. His name has not been released.

About 8:15 p.m., a mass shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side left one person dead and six more wounded.

They were standing together in the 3300 block of West Maypole when someone in a black vehicle going east opened fire, police said. Three men, ages 26, 27 and 34, suffered gunshot wounds to the arms and legs and took themselves and 32-year-old Jeffrey Brinson to Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said. Brinson, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m. The men were all listed in good condition. Also, a 31-year-old man was shot in the left arm and a 22-year-old woman was shot in the right foot, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A 21-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the face and was treated at the scene.

About 15 minutes earlier, two men were killed in an Austin neighborhood drive-by shooting on the West Side. An 18-year-old man and 20-year-old Jermale Richardson were standing about 8 p.m. by a parked car in the 5500 block of West Congress Parkway when a grey vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, authorities said. The vehicle drove away west after the shooting. The unidentified younger man was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Richardson, of the 1100 block of South Albany, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. His death was ruled a homicide.

About 6:45 p.m., 18-year-old Faizon Smith was in the gangway of a building in the 4500 block of West Maypole in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, when someone fired shots from a vehicle and drove away, according to the police and medical examiner's office. Smith, of the 4400 block of West Washington, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:26 p.m., authorities said. His death was ruled a homicide.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday evening in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

A 21-year-old woman was standing outside at 5:07 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Bishop when she heard gunfire and was struck in the right arm and both legs, police said. She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where her condition was stabilized.

Earlier Sunday afternoon, a man was shot near a Red Line station in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 23-year-old man was in a fight with a male in the first block of West 95th Street about 1:05 p.m. when the male pulled out a gun and shot him, police said. He was shot in the left shoulder and ran into the 95th Street Red Line station, where he was found by police officers and taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. A person of interest was being questioned by Area South detectives.

At least 25 more people have been wounded in other shootings since about 5:40 p.m. Friday.
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