Chicago shooting this weekend: 65 shots, 5 fatally in violence across the city, police department says

CHICAGO — Sixty-five people were shot, five fatally, in shootings in Chicago over the weekend, police said.

A 16-year-old boy was near a parking lot on the 5900 block of South Indiana Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood when he was shot in the abdomen around 6 p.m., Chicago police said. The teenager was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Earlier in the day, a few blocks away, a 25-year-old man and woman were arguing in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue around 3:30 a.m. when a 37-year-old man tried to intervene. The other man pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting the 37-year-old in the head, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was shot in the armpit and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where her condition stabilized, police said.

Three people were injured, one fatally, while changing a tire around 3:20 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Harrison Street. Someone got out of a dark SUV and opened fire on them, police said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Another person suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A third victim was also shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Both were in critical condition.

On Saturday, a man was shot and killed at a party in Logan Square. Someone pulled out a handgun during an argument and shot Carlos Villagomez, 34, in the head during the rally in the 3700 block of West Fullerton. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he died at 1:50 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Less than an hour later, four people were injured in East Garfield Park – the fourth mass shooting in the area in the past three months. At around 1:45 a.m., a group of people were standing on the street at 2700-lock West Jackson Boulevard when a black truck approached and someone got out and started shooting a gun, it said. Chicago police. All four were taken to nearby hospitals in good condition.

At around 3:15 a.m., two women were shot and injured along a popular stretch of Old Town nightlife on the Near North Side. Chicago police officers on foot patrol heard gunshots and found the two women in the first block of West Division Street, police said. Both were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. A suspect was taken into custody after a brief chase and a weapon was recovered, police said. No charges have been announced.

Eight people were killed and at least 17 others, including an off-duty Chicago police officer, were injured by gunfire across Chicago last weekend.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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