In a little more than three hours beginning around 2 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police responded to 10 separate shootings, including three homicides and an attack on two officers who exchanged gunfire with an armed assailant.
All told, 10 people were wounded and three people died during the shootings _ which were mainly concentrated on the South and West sides _ the most recent at 5:25 a.m.
At 2:09 a.m., officers responded to the South Chicago neighborhood on the Far South Side where they launched a homicide investigation after finding a man unresponsive in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue. The city’s gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter, picked up eight rounds in the area, prompting the call. Authorities said a 61-year-old man had been shot in the head and he was pronounced dead on scene.
Less than 30 minutes later, the two officers and the man they said shot them were being treated for gunshot wounds suffered in the 3300 block of West Polk Street in the West Side Homan Square neighborhood. One officer was in good condition, and the other officer and the alleged gunman were in serious but stable condition, officials said.
Police first conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle whose driver matched a description from an earlier “person with a gun” call, and the man apparently locked himself inside the vehicle, but not before officers caught sight of the gun.
Seconds later, officers who arrived to provide backup called a 10-1, which is an emergency call for an officer needing assistance. The officers said a struggle ensued and shots had been fired and multiple officers were down after attempting to arrest the suspect.
About 2:45 a.m., officers were called to the 6400 block of South Honore Street in West Englewood where a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting. He was treated at the University of Chicago Hospital, where he had been listed in fair condition.
Not 10 minutes later, just down the street in the 7100 block of South Honore Street, a 32-year-old was shot in the stomach. He said it was a stray bullet fired by an unknown person “who was arguing with another man down the street,” according to police. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in serious condition. No arrests had been made in either shooting.
In between the two West Englewood shootings, at 2:49 a.m. police responded to the 700 block of West 60th Street in Englewood. A man, 28, said he was walking when he was shot in his lower backside and did not know where the shots came from. He was driven by a friend to St. Bernard Hospital and later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was in good condition.
At 3:24 a.m. two people were shot in the 5900 block of West Huron Street in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A man, 29, was shot in the left thigh and a woman, 25, suffered a graze wound to her head. Both were taken to West Suburban Hospital, where they were listed in good condition.
About 3:40 a.m. police were called to the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard in the Back of the Yards neighborhood to investigate another homicide. A man, 29, was found unresponsive in an alley with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers said the man was shot after leaving a party; he was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead a short time later.
A 29-year-old man was grazed in the foot by a bullet while he was pumping gas about 4:50 a.m. in the 2800 block of South Kedzie Avenue in Little Village. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
Another homicide investigation was launched about 5 a.m. in the South Side neighborhood of Gresham where two people were shot in the 1100 block of West 87th Street, police said.
A man, 34, was standing outside when he was shot in the face and upper body by two unknown men on foot. A woman, 36, was standing just inside the doorway of a home and she was shot in the foot and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, where she was in fair condition.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ in critical condition, and he later was pronounced dead.
About 30 minutes later, a 23-year-old woman was shot in the chest in the 2300 block of South Homan Avenue, in Little Village. She arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital in a private vehicle and was listed in critical condition. She said she was walking on the sidewalk when she was shot about 5:25 a.m. No arrests have been made.
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