Chicago shootings: At least 43 shot, 7 killed in weekend gun violence across city, police say

9-year-old girl killed, 10 others injured in mass shooting at family gathering on South Side

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, April 15, 2024
2 teens wounded in separate shootings on North Side, CPD says
Chicago police are investigating two separate shootings involving a 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy on the city's North Side.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least 43 people have been shot, seven fatally, in gun violence across Chicago so far this weekend, police said.

On Saturday night, a mass shooting on Chicago's South Side left at least 11 people shot, including four children, Chicago fire officials said.

The victims included seven adults and four children, police said.

A 9-year-old girl was shot in the head and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

A 1-year-old boy was shot twice in the abdomen and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. An 8-year-old boy was also shot in the abdomen and left with critical injuries.

The adult victims' ages ranged from 19 to 40.

On Saturday morning, a man was shot to death on the city's Northwest Side, police said.

Police said the shooting happened in the Logan Square neighborhood's 2600-block of North Sawyer Avenue just after 6:30 a.m.

A 29-year-old man, was shot in his body and was died at the scene, police said.

What led up to the shooting was not immediately clear.

No one is in custody and area detectives are investigating.

Hours later, a man was injured in a shooting on the city's North Side, Chicago police said.

Police said the shooting happened in the Old Town neighborhood's 1400 block of North Orleans Street just after 10:30 a.m.

A 35-year-old man was outside when someone inside a vehicle fired a shot, striking him in his leg, police said.

Police said the victim was transported to Northwestern Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

No one is in custody and area detectives are investigating.

Chicago police are also investigating after two teens were shot in separate incidents on the city's North Side.

The first shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday near Mozart and Glenlake in the West Ridge neighborhood.

Investigators said a 16-year-old boy was walking when a gunman inside a car fired in the teen's direction.

He was transported to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.

About three hours later, a 17-year-old girl was dropped off at Thorek Hospital in Uptown.

She had been shot twice in the upper right thigh, according to police.

Police said the girl was very uncooperative with officers and refused to answer any questions.

Area Three detectives are investigating both incidents.

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