Quadruple homicide marks deadly start to weekend gun violence

Police investigate a shooting that left four people dead in the Brighton Park neighborhood Friday night.

Five people have been killed, four of them in a single shooting, and 11 others wounded in separate attacks across Chicago since Friday evening, marking a violent start to the weekend and inching the city closer to 500 homicides this year.

The victims in the quadruple homicide were among 459 people shot to death this year in Chicago, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, 493 deaths in the city have been ruled homicides since the start of the year.

The deadly attack happened about 8:35 p.m. Friday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police. Three men and one woman were found in a car about 8:35 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said investigators believe the woman was pregnant, but they wouldn't be able to confirm that until an autopsy is completed.

Michelle A. Cano, 21; Joel Sandoval, 24; Miguel Sandoval, 27; and Ida Arvizu, 28, were all pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. The circumstances of the shooting were unknown, but police said three of the victims were documented gang members and the shooting appeared to be gang-related.

The most recent homicide happened Saturday morning in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 21-year-old man was walking to his vehicle at 10:11 a.m. in the 2500 block of West 58th when a male approached and fired shots, police said. He suffered two gunshot wounds to each shoulder, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner's office has not released details about the fatality.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened at 11:09 a.m. Saturday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. Two men were outside on the sidewalk in the 4400 block of South Hermitage when a male walked up and opened fire, before running away northbound on Hermitage, according to police. A 24-year-old man was shot in the left thigh and right ankle, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. The other man, 26, suffered a graze wound to the buttocks and refused medical treatment.

Another man was wounded several hours earlier in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 28-year-old was walking about 5 a.m. in the 11500 block of South Perry when he felt pain in his shoulder, police said. He was taken with a gunshot wound to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was in serious condition.

About two hours before that, a 19-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the South Side. He was walking outside in the 2200 block of West 19th Street when he was shot in the back, police said. The man was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 27-year-old man was wounded about 30 minutes earlier in an East Garfield Park shooting on the West Side. Officers observed a "disturbance" between two groups of people at 2:26 a.m. in the 500 block of North Kedzie, police said. One person took out a gun and fired shots, striking the man in the chest. Officers chased the shooter and took him into custody. A weapon was also recovered. The man who was shot was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

At least six other people have been wounded in shootings between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)

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