During a weekend that saw another mass shooting and a person shot by a Chicago police officer, at least 73 people were shot, 12 of them fatally in the city, according to police and Tribune records.
Five men were wounded in a mass shooting in South Austin early Sunday, the fourth such attack with four or more victims in less than a week. The men, ages 23 to 50, were gathered in a yard in the 4800 block of West Race Avenue when a man with a gun entered the yard about 12:30 a.m. and began shooting at them, police said in a media notification.
During a Police Department news conference about weekend violence held Monday, Brendan Deenihan, chief of the detective unit, highlighted some of the more egregious shootings under investigation. That included a shooting Saturday at 68th and Peoria streets in Englewood, in which a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot and a 15-year-old boy was in “extremely critical condition,” he said.
“Detectives are working with individuals on the scene. It appears another juvenile was the (suspect) for that incident and that individual is not in custody but the detectives are working that investigation and working with the individuals to bring that — to arrest that individual,” Deenihan said.
He also said detectives have some leads on a case in River North about 3 a.m. Sunday that left three men in their early 20s injured, one of them shot, two of them stabbed. One man, 24, was shot in the leg, a 23-year-old man was stabbed in his back and another 23-year-old man was stabbed in his stomach area, officials said.
“Once again, it’s a pretty active, ongoing investigation. Nobody is in custody at this time but detectives do have some leads on that investigation,” Deenihan said.
In other shootings Sunday into Monday:
- On Sunday, about 11:40 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the neck and back in the 200 block of West 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood while traveling in his vehicle. He was unresponsive when found and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
- Two girls, 17 and 18, were shot at a gathering about 10:10 p.m. in the 700 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. The 17-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg and the 18-year-old suffered two gunshot wounds to the arm and one gunshot wound to the leg. Both girls were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
- A woman, 20, was shot by someone while she was sitting in her vehicle about 7:40 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Elizabeth Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. She suffered a gunshot wound in the facial area and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
- A man, 35, was shot by someone in a gray sedan about 5:50 p.m. when he was sitting in his vehicle in the 800 block of North Homan Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. He had not been identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office Monday.
- A 26-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body in the 9700 block of South Avenue L in the East Side neighborhood at 5:45 p.m., police said. The man was in a car with three others when they began shooting at people on a porch. The males on the porch shot at the car, striking the 26-year-old. The man was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He had not been identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office Monday.
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