Tonya Gunn, 44, shot to death at family barbecue in Morgan Park

Violence in Chicago over the holiday weekend once again garnered national attention after more than 80 people were shot, at least 14 of them fatally.
Tonya Gunn, 44, was shot and killed at a barbecue in Morgan Park around midnight Monday when someone inside a car opened fire near West 110th Street and South Throop Street. Gunn was hit in the torso and arm. She died before emergency responders arrived.

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"Everybody was sitting out here and I was sitting over there. And I was getting ready to go in the house. And they started shooting and I heard them screaming. They saying, 'Somebody call the police!' But I didn't know who it was. And then the ambulance came and they took her. They shot her in front of her daughter," Krystal Scott, Gunn's cousin, said.

Relatives said Gunn, a single mother, had been manning the grill at the family barbecue earlier that day. She was shot to death while leaning against a dark blue van with her 11-year-old daughter standing next to her. Her daughter is now being cared for by her father.

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend. Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel both called on community involvement and stronger gun laws.

Additional Weekend Shootings

A 24-year-old man was shot and killed around 2:20 a.m. Monday in the 8400-block of South Buffalo Street. Police said the victim was a documented gang member.

In a separate shooting in South Chicago, a gunman opened fire on three people walking near East 80th Street and South Muskegon Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

A 25-year-old man is listed in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 19-year-old woman is listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. A 47-year-old man was shot in the ankle and is listed in good condition at Jackson Park Hospital.

While responding to the area, police officers were reportedly fired upon three times. Investigators do not have anyone in custody.

On Sunday night, a man was fatally shot in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Just after 9 p.m., 23-year-old Shiquille Salter was shot several times in the chest while standing on the corner in the 300 block of West 116th Street, police said.

Salter, who lived in the same block where he was shot, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 9:54 p.m., authorities said.

One man was killed and another was wounded during a shooting Sunday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The two men were sitting in a car in the 5200 block of West Lake Street when someone walked up and opened fire, police said.

Donald Ray, 21, was shot in the head and taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m., authorities said.

The other man, 19, was shot in the upper right thigh and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in "stable" condition.

Early Sunday, a man was shot to death in the Uptown neighborhood.

Kezon Lamb, 19, was sitting in a vehicle with a female in the 4400 block of North Malden Street about 12:20 a.m. when a gunman walked up and fired shots, authorities said.

Lamb, of the 4100 block of West 127th Street in Alsip, was shot in the back and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m., authorities said.

Police said the female who was also sitting in the vehicle was hit by glass but was not shot.

Saturday night, a man was fatally shot one block from his home in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Anthony Hobson, 25, was riding a bike in the 10400 block of South Normal Avenue about 11:35 p.m. when a silver sedan drove by and someone inside fired shots, authorities said.

Hobson, of the 10500 block of South Normal Avenue, was shot in the head and shoulder and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:07 a.m., authorities said. Police said he is a documented gang member.

An 18-year-old man died Saturday night after he was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Shaquille Ross was found unresponsive in the street in the 6500 block of South Seeley Avenue about 4:30 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the upper torso and neck, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Ross, of the 200 block of West 95th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m., authorities said. Police said he was a documented gang member.

Another man was fatally shot Saturday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Deandre Brown, 23, was in the 8700 block of South Houston Avenue about 10:20 a.m. when he was shot in the leg and abdomen, authorities said.

Brown, of the 9000 block of South Mackinaw Avenue, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:38 a.m., the medical examiner's office said.

Earlier Saturday morning, a man was fatally shot in a Walgreens parking lot in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Joel Bentley, 30, was in the parking lot on the southwest corner of West 63rd Street and South Austin Avenue just before 1 a.m. when he was shot in the abdomen, authorities said.

Bentley, of the 5000 block of South Keating Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 5:46 a.m., the medical examiner's office said.

The weekend's first fatal shooting occurred at 2:37 a.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Two men were standing outside in the 2000 block of West 63rd Street when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking both of them, police said.

Corey Hudson, 34, of the 6000 block of South Bell Avenue, was dead at the scene, the medical examiner's office said.

The other man, a 35-year-old, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Monday morning on the Near West Side.

A 32-year-old man was arguing with another male in the 300 block of South Halsted Street about 3:25 a.m. when he started to walk away and the other male shot him in the buttocks, police said.

Police said the man walked to a nearby Blue Line station, then was taken in "stable" condition to a John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

No one has been charged in connection with any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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