50 People Shot, 10 Killed Over Weekend in Chicago: Police

(WTTW News)(WTTW News)

At least 50 people were shot, including 10 people who died, between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday night, according to the Chicago Police Department.

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The victims included a 16-year-old boy who was killed while standing in Garfield Park Saturday afternoon and a 36-year-old man who was fatally shot following a confrontation as he tried to park his car in his garage in Belmont Cragin.

A 29-year-old man was driving in the 2100 block of west 71st Street at 6 p.m. Friday when a car pulled up behind him and two occupants exited the vehicle and began firing. The victim was struck in the back of the head and officials said he died at the scene.

A 36-year-old man was killed at around 9:50 p.m. Friday as he was attempting to park his car in his garage in the 2600 block of north Mobile Avenue. Police said the garage entrance was blocked by another vehicle, and after the victim asked the driver of that vehicle to move, a physical altercation began. The driver of the blocking vehicle pulled out a firearm and fatally shot the victim once in the back before fleeing.

A 21-year-old man was standing outside at 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of west Adams Street when he was shot multiple times by an unknown offender. He was transported to Stroger Hospital where he died, officials said.

A 31-year-old man was found on the ground in the 2600 block of south Keeler Avenue just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday with gunshot wounds to his head and body. He was taken to the Mount Sinai Medical Center where he died, officials said.

Two people, a 25-year-old man and 16-year-old boy, were shot as they stood in a park in the 3400 block of west Madison Street just before noon Saturday. The man was struck in the leg and survived, but the boy was shot in the head and his left foot, and died at Stroger Hospital.

CPD Deputy Chief of Detectives Rahman Muhammad said officers received a ShotSpotter alert of 11 gunshots in that area. A pod camera partially captured the incident, and video showed the shots being fired from a white Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Muhammad said police have a license plate from that vehicle, but investigators are still seeking additional information and witnesses.

A man and woman were shot in the 1300 block of west Hastings Street at around 12:11 a.m. Sunday morning by the occupant of a passing sedan. The man, 21, was shot in the back and killed, while the woman was struck in the chin and hospitalized in fair condition. Police said she was not the intended victim of the shooting.

Minutes later, two people were shot inside a business in the 4600 block of south King Drive after a verbal altercation among a group of men. According to police, a verbal altercation broke out around 12:17 a.m. after a man stepped on a woman’s shoes. A 25-year-old man was shot in the neck, chest, arm and torso and died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, officials said. The second victim, a 27-year-old woman, was shot in the chin and hospitalized in fair condition, officials said.

A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed in a parking lot in the 3100 block of south Ashland Avenue at around 4:11 p.m. Sunday.

A 26-year-old man who was preparing to enter his vehicle in the 2900 block of west 44th Street was fatally shot by the occupant of a passing black Chrysler 300 at 10:14 p.m. Sunday night. He was initially hospitalized at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, but later died of his injuries, officials said.

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