CHICAGO -- At least 5 people have been killed and 31 others wounded in gun violence across Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
More than 1,500 police officers will work extra hours or on special schedules this weekend to try and put a stop to the violence that seems to come with every July Fourth in Chicago.
A major city holiday celebration ended in a chaotic scene as three people were stabbed and more than a dozen others were trampled in a stampede after a fireworks display at Navy Pier.
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In fatal gun violence, a man was killed and another wounded Friday evening in Austin on the West Side. They were standing on a sidewalk in the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue at 7 p.m. when two males approached on foot and fired shots, Chicago police said. The shooters left in a gray car.
A 40-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office has not released his name. A 65-year-old man was shot in his face, arm and back of the head, police said. He was taken in critical condition to the same hospital.
Before dawn Friday, two people were killed in separate incidents within minutes of each other.
About 2:55 a.m., a 22-year-old woman was on the street in the 4200 block of South Wells Street in Fuller Park when a male approached her and shot her in the head, police said.
Akeelah D. Addison was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said. She lived in Marquette Park. According to social media posts, Addison was the niece of Felon Smith, the woman fatally struck by Red Line train as she retrieved a dropped cellphone.
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ess than 10 minutes earlier, a man was killed and a woman hurt in a double shooting in Austin on the West Side.
They were involved in a fight about 2:47 a.m. Friday outside in the 900 block of North Lavergne Avenue when a male pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. Oliver Booth, 37, was struck in the chest, authorities said. An acquaintance took him to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The 32-year-old woman was hit twice in the arm and took herself to Stroger Hospital, police said. Her condition was stabilized.
On Thursday, another man was killed and three other people were wounded in Humboldt Park on the West Side. The group was standing outside about 11:30 a.m. near Iowa Street and Homan Avenue when a car drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.
A 32-year-old man was killed, authorities said. The medical examiner's office has not released details. A 31-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the body and a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg.
Before dawn Thursday, a woman was killed after struggling over a weapon in a home in West Garfield Park. About 1:30 a.m., 34-year-old Lisheka Haggard was with a male inside a home in the 4300 block of West Wilcox Street when one of them pulled out a gun, authorities said. The weapon discharged as the two fought over it, police said. Haggard was hit in the head and was pronounced on the scene. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Additionally, five people were injured in a single shooting shortly after 2 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn on the South Side. Officers responded to reports of shots fired and arrived to find multiple people wounded.
An 18-year-old woman who was struck in the chest and arm was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. An 18-year-old man was taken to the same hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg and chest. Both of their conditions were stabilized.
A 33-year-old man who was shot twice in the back was also taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.
A 20-year-old woman was struck in the ankle and took herself to Stroger Hospital, and a 26-year-old man was taken to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. Both were in good conditions.
At least 20 others have been hurt by gun violence across Chicago since 12 a.m. on the Fourth of July.
WLS-TV contributed to this report
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2019.)
36 shot, 5 fatally, in 4th of July weekend gun violence across Chicago
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