Chicago shooting: 40 shots, 11 fatal, in weekend gun violence across the city, says CPD

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Chicago shooting: 40 shots, 11 fatal, in weekend gun violence across the city, says CPD

CHICAGO — Forty people were shot dead, 11 of them fatal, in weekend violence across Chicago over the weekend.

A man was killed and another wounded Friday evening at a home in West Pullman, in the far south. Chicago police said the shooting took place around 5:20 p.m. at the 11,800 block in South State Street. Police said Shawn Young, 47, was shot in the head and buttocks and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man, 34, was shot in the hand and shoulder. He was in critical condition at Crest Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

An hour later, a man was killed in Rossland on the south side. Police said he was on the sidewalk at 11,000 block of South Vernon Street when a light-colored car pulled up and someone inside it shot at around 6:20 p.m. Police said the 39-year-old was shot in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

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Two people were killed Saturday afternoon in pedestrians in Englewood on the south side. Police said the two men, 20 and 33, were in the parking lot of a gas station on 6100 Street south of Ashland Avenue when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside opened fire. Police said the 33-year-old was shot in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The young man was hit all over his body and was declared dead at the scene.

A man was killed and two women were injured Saturday night outside the Cook County Jail. Chicago police said Launder Sylvester, 31, and a woman were walking on the 2700 block of Western California Street when two people got out of a car and started shooting around 8:50 p.m. Police said Sylvester was shot in the face and chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 60-year-old injured her knee and was taken to Stroeger Hospital, where she is listed in good condition. Police said another woman, 35, who was standing nearby was shot in the face. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and is also listed in good condition.

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On Sunday, one man was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting on the Lower West Side. Police said they were walking on 2100 Street south of Oakley Street when someone opened fire around 3:45 a.m. The gunman may have fired shots from a black car. A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Mt. Police said at Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Not recognized. Police said the other, 25, was shot in the head and taken to the same hospital in critical condition.

A man was injured Friday in West Englewood on the South Side. Police said he was in a car parked at 5600 blocks of South Walcott Street when someone opened fire around 6:10 p.m. The 26-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition is stable.

A 59-year-old man was injured late Friday in the University Village neighborhood. He was walking on 1300th Street off South Blue Island Avenue when the shooting occurred around 10:15 p.m. and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in good condition..

On Saturday, two men were seriously injured in a shooting in West Garfield Park. Police said they were standing with a group of people around 1 a.m. in the 4100 block of West Adams Street when one of them opened fire. Police said a 32-year-old man was shot twice in the chest and went to Stroeger Hospital, where he was in serious condition. The other man, 48, was shot in the back, chest and arm, and went to Mount Sinai Hospital, also in serious condition.

Last weekend in Chicago, 100 people were shot, 18 of them fatal, making it the deadliest and most violent this year.

(Source: Sun Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)

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