At least 18 shot, 4 killed in weekend gun violence across city, Chicago police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, March 18, 2024
Man shot to death in alley near Midway airport: CPD
The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at the 5200- block of South Central Avenue near 52nd Street, a few blocks from Midway airport.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least 18 people were shot, four fatally, in weekend gun violence across Chicago, police said.

A man was critically injured in a shooting in Greater Grand Crossing on Sunday afternoon.

A 20-year-old man was stopped in his vehicle in the first-block of West 79th Street about 3:06 p.m. when a "known offender" came up on foot and shot at the man, hitting him three times in the body, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

No one is in custody.

A man was killed in a shooting in Irving Park on Sunday afternoon.

A 25-year-old man was sitting on a front porch in the 4200-block of North Kimball Avenue about 1:23 p.m. when two men walked up and shot at him, hitting him five times in the body, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died.

The assailants fled the scene in a white SUV, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim was later identified as Bernardo Romero.

Also on Sunday, a man died after being shot in an alley in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at the 5200-block of South Central Avenue near 52nd Street, a few blocks from Midway airport.

The 27-year-old man was in the alley when a black truck drove up, and an unknown number of people inside started to shoot at the man.

The victim was shot in the right side of the chest. He later died at the hospital.

No one is in custody, Area One detectives are investigating.

The victim was identified as Gustavo Suarez.

Hours later, a teen boy was injured in a South Side shooting on Sunday morning, Chicago police said.

Police said the shooting happened in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood's 7700-block of South Laflin Street just after 10 a.m.

A 16-year-old boy was outside when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. The teen, shot in his knee, was transported to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

Area Two detectives are investigating.

Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.

On Saturday, a man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting near 75th and Stony Island.

Chicago police said the men were in a parking lot when someone shot them.

A 23-year old man was shot in the legs and was critically injured, police said. A 38-year-old man was shot in the chest and died from his injuries.

Police have not made any arrests. area detectives continue to investigate.

A man was shot and killed on Friday in the 4600-block of West Maypole Avenue about 6:45 p.m. in West Garfield Park.

Sean Bailey, 45, was shot in the head, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

One person was taken to the Harrison District station for questioning, police said. A weapon was found at the scene.

Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.

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