At least 21 shot, 2 killed in shootings across city this weekend, Chicago police say

Boy, 13, killed in Lawndale shooting, police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team and Christian Piekos WLS logo
Sunday, June 16, 2024
At least 17 shot, 2 killed in shootings across city this weekend: CPD
The weekend is off to a violent start in Chicago with a string of shootings happening within a span of five hours, all on the city's West Side.

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At least 21 people have been shot, two fatally, in shootings across the city so far this weekend, Chicago police said.

A string of shootings happened within a span of five hours Friday night into Saturday, all on the city's West Side.

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Among those killed in the violence was a 13-year-old boy.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed Friday in a Chicago shooting on South Independence Boulevard in Lawndale, police said.

According to police, the boy was shot just before 8:30 p.m. Friday night while standing on the sidewalk on the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard in the Lawndale community.

He died at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Less than two hours later in West Garfield, a 34-year-old man was driving on the 4300 block of West Monroe Street just after 10 p.m. when he was struck by gunfire.

Police said the man then hit several parked cars. The man was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

About 20 minutes later, a 49-year-old woman, 33-year-old woman and 42-year-old man were struck by gunfire while in a backyard in the 500 block of North Laramie in South Austin.

CPD said the 33-year-old woman is in critical condition at Stroger Hospital while the others are listed in good condition.

Four more people are recovering after similar shootings early Saturday on the West Side.

CPD said one is listed in serious condition while three others are in good condition.

The weekend is off to a violent start in Chicago with a string of shootings happening within a span of five hours, all on the city's West Side.

Two men were shot just after noon Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Police said the victims were in the 7000 block of South Green Street when a vehicle approached them and someone inside opened fire.

The men took themselves to a hospital, where they were reported in good condition.

A man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting Saturday in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side.

The pair were in a car about 2:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of North Cicero Avenue when someone in another car fired shots after pulling alongside them, Chicago police said.

The man, 30, and the woman, 31, were both wounded and drove themselves to Community First Medical Center, where the man was pronounced dead and the woman was listed in critical condition, police said.

No arrests were reported.

No one is in custody following any of the shootings, police said.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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