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4 dead, 19 wounded in Chicago shootings over weekend

Chicago police work the scene of a shooting in the 6300 block of South Seeley Avenue on Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
February 01, 2021

Shootings in Chicago left four people dead and 19 more injured in another violent weekend in the city.

On the city’s Northwest Side, an unnamed man was shot and killed Saturday while traveling on a ramp to the Kennedy Expressway, ABC 7 reported. Around 8:55 p.m., someone opened fire from another car, striking the man and causing him to veer off the road, go up an embankment, and crash.

Pronounced dead at the scene, the man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said his death was ruled a homicide.

On Sunday, a man was shot on the South Side in Gresham. The 38-year-old was driving around midnight on South Sangamon Street when shots were fired, according to Chicago police.

The man sustained gunshot wounds in both of his legs. He was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and is in fair condition, police said.

Three men were left wounded on Saturday afternoon after a fight led one man to take out a gun and open fire around 2:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of South May Street.

One of the men was struck in the foot, another sustained a bullet wound in the thigh and the third man was shot in the hand. They were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, and Holy Cross Hospital, respectively, and their conditions were stabilized.  

Early Sunday, a 17-year-old male was shot in Little Village on the West Side while sitting in a parked car around 2:55 a.m.

Police said the teenager heard gunshots and then felt pain before bringing himself to Saint Anthony Hospital with a gunshot wound in his leg.

In Englewood on the South Side, a 52-year-old man was shot Friday night while sitting on the porch of a home. Around 11:25 p.m., shots rang out in the 6900 block of South Union Avenue, striking the man in the leg. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

While traveling in a car around 1:40 a.m., two men were shot on the Northwest Side in Portage Park after someone in another vehicle opened fire. The pair transported themselves to Community First Medical Center.

One of the men was shot in the chin and was transferred to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, while the other remained in fair condition suffering from a gunshot wound in the arm.

A storm dropped almost a foot of snow on the Windy City this weekend, likely contributing to a drop in gun violence. The weekend before, 31 people were shot and seven killed.