Gun control in Chicago: 3 dead among 21 wounded in afternoon, overnight shootings

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Chicago Tribune: Three people were killed and at least 18 wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, including two officers wounded in a Far South Side shootout.

The shootout was one of two officer-involved shootings overnight. The violence stretched from Rogers Park to as far south as 93rd Street and into the Austin neighborhood on the western edge of the city.

Two officers, a man in a car who started shooting at them and a woman that was in that car were wounded in an exchange of gunfire about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 9300 block of South Wallace Street in the Brainerd neighborhood. The man shot by police was in surgery overnight but all three of the others are expected to survive.

About 3 a.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of West Shakespeare Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, police shot at a man they saw shoot someone else. The police officers missed and the man fled on foot. Information about the person he shot wasn’t immediately available from police.

Two shootings happened in the Bronzeville neighborhood about a block apart during the 13-hour stretch of shootings. Two people were shot in the 4600 block of South Ellis Avenue about 3:10 a.m. Saturday. A 20-year-old woman was shot in the face and a 21-year-old man suffered “multiple” gunshot wounds. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said; their conditions weren’t available.

About 6 p.m. Friday in the 4600 block of South Drexel Boulevard, a 30-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition, police said. Details about the shooting weren’t immediately available. It’s not clear if this shooting is related to the one on Ellis.

Four other shootings happened in the Austin neighborhood, three within a few blocks of each other.

The first happened about 4:15 p.m. Friday in the 4900 block of West Augusta Avenue, where a 27-year-old man was shot in the upper left thigh. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center but details about that weren’t immediately available.

Two others were shot in the 500 block of North Leclaire Avenue about 10:15 p.m. A 27-year-old woman was grazed in the shoulder and a 15-year-old boy was grazed in the back. The boy refused to be treated at the scene. He had been walking on the street when someone fired from inside a car. The woman was taken to West Suburban Medical Center and was stopped in a car when the shooting started and she was wounded, police said.

Twenty minutes later in the 1000 block of North Lamon Avenue, someone shot a 16-year-old boy in the back. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He was walking with friends when someone on foot opened fire, police said. The 16-year-old  ran and was found by police near the intersection of Leclaire Avenue and Thomas Street, about two blocks away.

Near the corner of Cicero Avenue and Quincy Street in the Austin neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, a 20-year-old man was grazed in the foot. He was standing outside when someone got out of a blue car and started shooting, wounding the man. He was taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition, police said. That happened about 3:30 a.m.

Four people were shot, one fatally, in the Washington Park neighborhood overnight.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 19-year-old man was shot in the arm about 11:55 p.m. Friday in the 6100 block of South Wabash Avenue. The two were approached by three young men, one of whom opened fire, hitting the pair. They were both taken to Stroger hospital in stable condition, police said.

About 90 minutes later Saturday morning and five blocks north, in the 5600 block of South Wabash, someone shot two young men in an alley. A black car sped away and police gave chase but lost sight of the car on the Dan Ryan Expressway, though it was spotted again near North Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Police responded to the block for a shots fired call and found the two men on the ground, unresponsive, and a large crowd nearby. An 18-year-old man died at the scene and a 20-year-old man was taken in critical condition to Stroger hospital, police said. The man who died was identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Brian Weekly, of the 1400 block of West 79th Street.

At 10:42 p.m. in the Washington Heights neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot as he walked on the sidewalk in the 10100 block of South Aberdeen Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan. The man told police he heard shots and felt pain in his ankle. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where his condition had stabilized.

Just minutes later in the 100 block of N. Keeler Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 10:45 p.m. Friday, someone shot a 22-year-old woman to death. She was shot in the torso and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, where police said she had been taken in critical condition. A spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Carnesha Fort, 22. She lived where she was shot, police said.

Earlier in the Morgan Park neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 11200 block of South Marshfield Avenue about 2 p.m., Cooper said. The man was in good condition at an area hospital, but the exact hospital and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

An 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were shot in the 1900 block of West Howard Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood about 1:45 p.m. Friday. Alante Vallejo was pronounced dead about a half hour later at Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston and the 20-year-old was treated for a foot wound. Vallejo lived in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue in Evanston, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chicago’s violence is out of control. Yet Mayor Emanuel’s solution is to require gun dealers to videotape the sales “to discourage traffickers and buyers who use false identification”. I’m sure that will solve the city’s crime problem…



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0 responses to “Gun control in Chicago: 3 dead among 21 wounded in afternoon, overnight shootings

  1. They way these folks shoot each other, you would think they have got to be getting close to running out of targets.

  2. Government lies while we live in poverty and the rich are bragging about thier sucess.buying up every thing that strangles the next business. Big Chicago will fall when diseases breaks out because ObamaCare will fail to cover exposers of bacteria. Viruses will make people panic and turn against each other instead of blaming the government for arranging it. Guns,knives,screw drivers,will all be weapons. Big Cities are in the governments sites as you can see but not hear about on a Media outlet. You can not buy products if you do not have the money because food always comes first then gas for work. As of today if you buy food and gas on one pay check you will see that the government house loan is next! No money=No desease protection. ObamaCare payment has to wait! “That won’t happen under O’s watch.”

  3. I think that’s the plan the Mayor’s pushing. He’s hoping that by letting them all kill each other with illegal guns,he can eventually have a safe City. Never mind that HE and his Security staff will be the only remaining residents. (I would have excluded the security staff,but look who they work for-they HAVE to be just as stupid as HE is.)SO-are these gun-control people really THAT stupid,or are they spawn of the Devil using innocent people’s deaths to push an agenda that is clearly WRONG,or-no,it MUST be a combination of both….

  4. As I’ve noted here and other places as well, NY State’s Sullivan Act is the toughest guncontrol law in the USA, first passed in 1911. They were so effective that “Statistics showed … after the act passed … gun murders in New York City had risen 18 percent.” []

    If I were flown into NY City w/$1000 cash, I ‘m pretty sure I could buy a handgun within an hour or less, and NOT from a gun store or legal dealer, just on the street. It’s likely the same for Chicago. I lived there until 1958 when my family relocated to WA state. At that time, age 15, I knew where to go w/$50 and get a handgun, and so did at least half of Chicago. I’m sure nothing’s changed since.

  5. Reblogged this on Liberty Watcher.

  6. If you check the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for justifiable homicides, you’ll see that about 40% of all criminals killed while committing a felony are killed by armed civilians, not the police. Defensive Gun Use (DGU) by potential victims is estimated by various researchers at 500,000 to well over 1,000,000 times a year.

    Chicago’s gun laws only serve the criminal element in that they are free to prey upon an unarmed citizenry.

  7. “Chicago, Chicago, that toddelin’ town” They are toddlin’ because they have just been shot by a criminal or lunatic and the decent honest citizens of Chicago aren’t allowed carry a gun to defend themselves!

  8. The Black Rush Limbaugh

    FOID card laws are for law abiding citizens, local hood rats gets the guns illegally anyway. But who sells the illegal guns is never delt with. The Laws are only for law abiding citizens, but illegal guns are sold by lawless citizens and illegals selling them in their local corner stores and gas stations. But no one wants to deal with that fact.
    In all of the African American area, the illegals that run small stores and gas stations sell guns, and other things they should not be selling. They have a city of Chicago Business License to operate their stores and gas stations, and they hide behind bullet proof glass and sells guns and other illegal items. But the city officials purposely looks the other way because they are collecting tax money from these people on gas and their food products.

    The politicians know about it, the race relations poverty pimps know about it, and the local hood rats know about it. How is it that no one will investigate all of these illegal sellers of illegal guns?

    It’s because they all make money from pimping the poor and UN-Informed, and could care less until it reaches their neighborhoods. The Mayor, all of the race relations poverty pimp preachers, and every city and county politician, are guilty of looking the other way in this matter because, they are all protected, but the citizens are left to fend for themselves, while getting shot in the @ss on a daily basis. Now go and report that!!!

  9. multiculturalism at work again


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