Police: 3 dead, 35 wounded in weekend gun violence across Chicago

BySun-Times Media Wire
Sunday, October 2, 2016

CHICAGO -- At least 38 people have been shot across Chicago since Friday evening, leaving three dead, including a 17-year-old girl.

The teen was in the back seat of a vehicle going north in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when a gunman on a sidewalk in the 4500-block of South Wood shot her in the head, according to Chicago Police. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:52 a.m. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as Noame Zuber of the 5400-block of South Kenneth.

Another homicide happened a half-hour later in the Chatham neighborhood. Just before 1 a.m., a 35-year-old was driving west on 79th Street near Champlain when he heard gunshots and realized he'd been hit in the buttocks, police said. His car crashed nearby, and he was taken to Stroger Hospital where he died, police said. Authorities have not released his name.

Early Sunday in the Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, a 32-year-old man got into a fight with someone who pulled out a gun and shot him in the inner thigh about 2:40 a.m. in the 4300-block of South Wallace, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger.

Later Sunday morning, one man was killed and another critically injured in a shooting near the CTA California Pink Line station. Police said two people were shot in the 2000-block of South California after a fight outside the Pink Line station at 7:38 a.m. A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 24-year-old man wounded in the butt and arm was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, Chicago Fire officials said.

In the weekend's first shooting, a stray bullet grazed the head of a school bus driver with students on board about 5:30 p.m. Friday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was in good condition; no children were hurt.

WLS-TV contributed to this report

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)