CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 15 people have been shot, two killed, in a weekend of gun violence in Chicago, police say.
A man died in a shooting Friday night on Chicago's West Side, police said. The shooting took place in block 200 of East Garfield Park on North St. Louis Avenue around 10:35 p.m. A 40-year-old man was standing outside when someone got out of an SUV and opened fire at him, witnesses told police. Police said the victim, shot multiple times, fled the scene on foot, and collapsed in an open field in the 3500 block of West Walnut Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one is in custody and Area Four detectives are investigating. Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.
Minutes later, another man was shot dead on the West Side, police said. The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of the Austin neighborhood of North Central Avenue just before 11 p.m., police said. Police responded to the scene and found a 33-year-old man, shot in the chest, in the yard. Witnesses told police that a man of an unknown age shot the victim from an alley and fled the scene on foot. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said. No one is in custody and Area Four detectives are investigating. Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.
In a non-fatal shooting, four people were shot at a South Side restaurant on Saturday night, police said. The shooting occurred in the 2400 block of the South Shore neighborhood on East 72nd Street just after 9 p.m., police said. Officers are seen responding to Kennedy Fish and Chicken. Three gunmen, described as men of unknown age, got out of the vehicle and opened fire into the restaurant from outside. Three men and a woman were injured in the shooting, and all were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said. Police said two 29-year-old men and a 32-year-old man were shot in the leg. A 29 year old woman was shot in the ear. Local leaders said the violence was upsetting.
“Anything you do, something you should be able to do naturally — get something to eat, have fun, whatever — then, death, shootings,” said the Rev. Donovan Price. “We just need to stop this.”
No one is in custody and Area One Detectives are currently investigating.
A man was seriously injured in a shooting Sunday morning in the West Loop on the Near West Side. The 26-year-old man was outside on the 200 North Aberdeen Street block when he heard gunshots and felt pain around 4:30 a.m., according to Chicago police. He suffered two gunshot wounds to his right leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said. Nothing was held.
Last weekend, at least 13 people were shot in Chicago, police said.
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The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.